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Charles Dickens wins the Grade 1 Hollywoodbets Cape Guineas (Chase Liebenberg)

Candice Bass-Robinson said about the crack Trippi colt today, “He won’t run in the July.”

The Hollywoodbets Cape Guineas winner was priced up as the 7/2 favourite when betting first opened for the Hollywoodbets Durban July, but he drifted out to 10/1 after being defeated in the Grade 1 SplashOut Cape Derby.

Talking about his Cape Derby run Candice said, “”I don’t think it is that he doesn’t stay, he still ran a very good race, but he is probably not at his best over 2000m at this stage.” 

Charles Dicken’s will still travel to KZN for the SA Champions Season.
His program has not been set in stone, but Candice said a possible route could be the Grade 2 IOS Drill Hall Stakes over 1400m, the Grade 1 Hollywoodbets Gold Challenge over 1600m and the Grade 1 Champions Cup over 1800m.
He will carry a 3kg Grade 1 penalty in the IOS Drill Hall Stakes and the other two races are weight for age.