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Trainer Brett Crawford dominated proceedings early on at Kenilworth on Tuesday, winning the first three races with Charles, Shamrock Wind, and Ikebana respectively.

The debutante Charles, a record equalling R6 000 000 buy from the 2017 Cape Premier Yearling Sale, was backed down to start a 16-10 chance for Tuesday’s first race, after positive feedback from his connections.
However, his supporters would have had some cause for alarm during the first half of the 1200m maiden juvenile plate, with Charles running very green and appearing to drop back.

However, Corne Orffer put up a good effort in the saddle, when coaxing more from his two-year-old mount, with the Drakenstein Stud bred Charles coming back to win a good race by a length and a quarter going away –in conditions recorded as soft.

A son of Drakenstein Stud’s champion sire Trippi, Charles is the first foal produced by the Dynasty mare Demanding Lady, whose five wins included the G2 Ipi Tombe Challenge.

He is from the same family as champion War Command and deceased top class US sire Silver Hawk.

Charles’ stable mate Shamrock Wind, who was backed down to 3/4 favouritism after running second on debut, ran out one of the easiest winners seen during the Cape this season, when the Klawervlei Stud bred 2yo shed her maiden by 11.25 lengths in Tuesday’s second race.
It was a matter of Shamrock Wind first, the rest nowhere, with the filly winning as she liked and appeared to relish the soft underfoot going.

The daughter of Captain Al was produced by the Elusive Quality mare Juvenescent –a half-sister to German 2000 Guineas winners Dupont and Pacino.

Winter Derby entrant Rock My Soul, one of two winners on the card for Klawervlei based sire and European champion Twice Over, has yet to finish out of the money under the urgings of jockey Grant Van Niekerk and the Bernard Kantor owned gelding impressed when landing a MR 96 handicap over 2400m in testing conditions.

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