Klawervlei’s exciting young sire Twice Over got off the mark as a stallion on Saturday when his Klawervlei Stud bred daughter Lacerta scored at Kenilworth.
Trained by Justin Snaith for owner Bernard Kantor, Lacerta won cosily under a good ride from Brandon May to down some well-bred two-year-olds over 1000m and she looks more than capable of building on this first win!
The daughter of Twice Over, rated good enough to take her chances in the R1 000 000 Kuda Sprint, was a R180 000 purchase from the 2016 CTS Ready To Run Sale Presented by Lanzerac Hotel & Spa.
Lacerta, who is inbred to Roberto, was produced by the Captain Al mare Pulsator.
Twice Over, who banked more than £2 million during his racing career, has made a pleasing start with his first runners this season. To date, the European champion has been represented by four first crop runners who have either won or finished in the money, and with a number of well-bred juveniles yet to appear on the racetrack, the future appears bright for Twice Over and his progeny.
An outstanding racehorse and European champion, Twice Over won 12 races with his victories included four G1 contests. A dual winner of the G1 Champion Stakes (a race also won by sire greats Court Martial, Sir Ivor and current sensation Frankel), Twice Over has once again proved very popular in the sales ring in 2017 with his yearlings fetching up to R2.1 million.
His family have also been in the news of late, with Twice Over’s close relative Time Chaser scoring an impressive recent debut win, and another relative, Patch, finishing a close second in the G2 Louisiana Derby.
Another from this family is Convey, who has been entered for the upcoming HK G1 Champions Mile.
Twice Over has 11 lots on offer at this week’s National Yearling Sale, including a colt out of G3 Jacaranda Handicap winner Queen’s Bay (Lot 119), a filly out of a half-sister to triple Horse Of The Year Pocket Power (Lot 200), and a half-brother to G1 Premier’s Champions Challenge hopeful Celtic Captain (Lot 331).