Another Trippi To Triumph Today?

We are back on the Greyville polytrack

Dean Kannemeyer won the very first race of the new Cape season last Tuesday with a son of newly crowned SA Champion sire Trippi and he looks to continue the trend at Greyville today. The lightly raced 5yo gelding Tripandie comes out fresh off a very decent fourth placed finish in the Listed Darley Arabian on Super Sunday.

What would anybody give to own a Trippi?

Drakenstein’s son of End Sweep’s  offspring have earned an extraordinary more than $50 000 000 worldwide


Trippi (End Sweep – Jealous Appeal)

He ended the recently completed racing season with his progeny having won R18 666 925, per the NHA stats, to give the big boy his maiden general sire title.

Trippi’s runners included 11 stakes winners of 18 individual black type races, and he  is also responsible for inaugural CTS Million Dollar winner Illuminator – whose massive stake cheque is not included in those NHA stats!

His top offspring this past season included Gr1 winners Inara and Real Princess , top sprinters Trip To Heaven and Triptique, Gr1 Summer Cup runner up Deo Juvente, the versatile multiple stakes winner Lanner Falcon, and Gr2 Premier Trophy hero Paterfamilias.

His daughter Inara enjoyed a particularly memorable season – winning Grade One races in three different provinces!


Tripandie is top class at best

The mentioned Real Princess, who runs in the yellow and black of Khaya Stables, is an Equus nominee and Tripandie, who runs under the same flag, should maintain the powerful international owner’s winning run in Wednesday’s R98 000 MR 96 Handicap topliner.

Now a 5yo, Tripandie has only run 8 times, with an impressive win strike of 50%..

He was slow off before finishing powerfully to get within 0,65 lengths of surprise winner Macduff in the Darley Arabian. Besides showing he goes a mile, it was a quality effort.

Prior to that, Tripandie won three on the trot, including two over Wednesday’s course and distance.

From a 2 draw and with top man Anthony Delpech in the saddle, he should go very close here.

Kiss Me Hardy is yet to win for his new trainer but is a fit and gutsy sort, who seldom runs a bad race.

His last run can be excused as he was slow away and found to be lame. He will improve here if sound and looks overdue to win again.

Budapest wins Lanzerac RTR

Budapest – always a danger

Gr3 Byerley Turk third placer Budapest is a very decent front-runner who seems best at 1400m.

He was outpaced amongst the speed merchants in the In Full Flight Stakes but then ran a decent 2,65 lengths behind the decently rated Heartland at Scottsville next time..

He may need the run after being withdrawn intractable on July day, but conversely may have enjoyed the unplanned for 9 week break.

Anton Marcus jumps aboard Waltzed Home again.

The s6yo son of Rebel King is no star but ran a decent enough race when running handily and staying on for 3,85 lengths off Sail South in a higher rated handicap over the course and distance at his last start.

His course and distance winning stablemate Secret Warning carries a paperweight 50kgs courtesy of Eric Ngwane’s claim and could pinch it if allowed to stride from his 4 draw.

Captain Chaos wins the Cape Of Good Hope Nursery

Captain Chaos wins the Cape Of Good Hope Nursery

Topweight Captain Chaos can run on his day but he is quite inconsistent and cannot be relied upon. He seems best off a fast pace but gives weight all round.

Joey Ramsden and Morne Winnaar have teamed up with some success and could be a factor with the Horse Chestnut gelding Catkin.

The 5yo is well drawn and ran on powerfully after traffic hindrances when beaten just 0,35 lengths by Purple Mountain last time.

Fair Bet

Cases can be made for a few others but Tripandie has the class and ability to win again and if he behaves himself at the start, he looks a fair bet to win here.

Kiss Me Hardy and Budapest could be his most serious opposition.

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