Big weekend for Twice Over | Cape Breeders Club

Big weekend for Twice Over

19th Nov 2018

Klawervlei’s increasingly successful sire Twice Over enjoyed a superb run of success over the past weekend when the former European champion was represented by no fewer than five individual winners!
Twice Over’s five race winning streak saw his progeny win twice on Friday, twice on Saturday and once in Saturday, with the dual G1 Emirates Airline Champion Stakes winner responsible for winners in three different provinces over the weekend.

Shallcross(Twice Over) provided his sire with his first winner of the weekend when justifying 3-4 tote favouritism at Fairview on Friday.
The Tawny Syndicate bred gelding gave Twice Over a perfect start to the weekend when landing Friday’s first race by a length under jockey Chase Maujean. Owned by Messrs Ferreira, Blank, Currie, Sarkis, Tooch, and D & H N Yutar, Shallcross had been second at his previous outing and appeared to enjoy the extended trip of Friday’s race.

Twice Over’s second winner on Friday came when Double Black (Twice Over), unlucky at her previous outing, picked up her second career win when successful over 1600m for trainer Alan Greeff and jockey Greg Cheyne. Owned by Craig and Ross Kieswetter in partnership with her breeders Ridgemont Highlands, the consistent Double Black has now won or been placed in seven of her ten outings.

Twice Over

Remarkably, Shallcross and Double Black were their sire’s only runners at Fairview on Friday.

Twice Over had two very impressive winners the following day when his sons Sand And Sea and Ladder Man won races two and three at Kenilworth respectively. Winner of the 2017 G1 Tsogo Sun Gold Medallion, the Drakenstein Stud bred Sand And Sea impressed when romping home to land a progress plate, by two and a quarter lengths, over 1200m for trainer Dennis Drier and jockey Anton Marcus. The gelded Sand And Sea, who was unbeaten at two, races for owners Bernard Kantor, Jack Mitchell and Marsh Shirtliff, and he looks an exciting prospect for this year’s Cape Summer Season.

His paternal half-brother Ladder Man also caught the eye on Saturday. Despite bolting the start, the gelded 3yo ran out an eye catching winner of Saturday’s third race at Kenilworth when staying on strongly under Richard Fourie to shed his maiden by two lengths while trying the 1600m trip for a first time. Owned by Messrs Jonsson (who also part owns Twice Over’s July winner Do It Again) and Taylor, the Ridgemont Highlands bred Ladder Man was the top lot sold at the 2017 KZN Yearling Sale where Ladder Man made R800 000.

Twice Over’s Do It Again

Twice Over’s final winner on the weekend came when his daughter Reactive Glaze shed her maiden, while having her third official start, for trainer Mike Miller and Ashton Arries over 1400m at Scottsville on Sunday.
Bred by the Waterford Stud, the 3yo filly stayed on smartly to post a one and a quarter length win at the expense of regally bred Medaglia D’Oro filly What A Thrill \with the third place finisher more than six lengths adrift.


The four time G1 winning Twice Over has six well bred lots on offer at Friday’s CTS Ready To Run Sale –including a colt (Lot 43) whose stakes placed dam is a half-sister to G1 winner Zeeno and promising sire Skitt Skizzle, a half-sister (Lot46) to Golden Slipper winner Desert Rhythm, and a colt (Lot 115) whose relatives include G1 winning 2yo Capla Temptress.

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