Former European champion Twice Over’s close relative Time Test made a huge impression at Royal Ascot on Thursday.
The colt, a son of Dubawi and former G1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud winner Passage Of Time, made it three wins from just five outings when romping to a three and a quarter length victory in the G3 Tercentenary Stakes on Thursday and he looks to be going places.
A 51st Royal Ascot winner for legendary jockey Frankie Dettori, Time Test was making his first appearance in a Group race, and connections believe he could end up a G1 horse in the future. A tilt at the G1 Juddmonte International, a race won by Twice Over himself in 2011, could be on the cards for the very talented Time Test, who is living up to his illustrious pedigree in no uncertain terms!
Time Test’s G1 winning dam, herself a half sister to G1 Falmouth Stakes winner Timepiece, is out of Clepsydra –a Sadler’s Wells sired half sister to Double Crossed, herself the dam of superstar Twice Over.
The latter, whose first crop of foals arrived to rave reviews, was an exceptional racehorse, who won or placed in no fewer than 12 G1 races.
Twice Over, who earned upwards of $4 million in prize money, was named Europe’s Champion Older Horse in 2010.
His wins included a pair of triumphs in the G1 Champion Stakes, as well as memorable wins in the 2010 G1 Coral-Eclipse and the 2011 G1 Juddmonte International, with Twice Over also finishing a memorable third to legendary racemare Zenyatta in the 2009 G1 Breeders Cup Classic.