Time Chaser, a close relative of Klawervlei’s exciting young stallion Twice Over, made an impressive winning debut when winning first time out at Kempton on Monday.
The 3yo filly, racing in the famed Khalid Abdullah colours, was backed down to 7/4 favouritism and duly obliged in a maiden fillies stakes over 1600m.
Trained by Roger Charlton and ridden by James Doyle, Time Chaser led inside the final furlong and stayed on well to post a convincing first out success.
She is a full-sister to four time group winner Time Test and is out of G1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud winner Passage Of Time, herself a half-sister to G1 Falmouth Stakes winner Timepiece.
Passage Of Time’s second dam is the Blushing Groom mare Quandary –who also rates the second dam of European champion and four time G1 winner Twice Over.
The latter, who earned more than £2 million during a career which saw Twice Over win or place in 12 G1 races, has made a promising start to his stud career with four of his first early runners finishing in the money.
The champion has also proved very popular in the sales ring this year, with Twice Over yearlings fetching up to R2.1 million in 2017.
Twice Over has 11 lots on offer at next week’s National Yearling Sale –including a colt from the same family as champion Capetown Noir (Lot 65), a colt out of a G3 winning daughter of Fort Wood (Lot 119), a half-brother to feature race winner Celtic Captain (Lot 331) and a filly out of a daughter of Dansili from the family of Breeders’ Cup winners Miesque, Karakontie and Six Perfections (Lot 368).