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Breeders’ Cup Classic hopes for Twice Over relative

23rd Oct 2018

Klawervlei Stud’s increasingly successful Twice Over hails from the same family as one of the leading hopes for the 2018 G1 Breeders’ Cup Classic.

The Bill Mott trained Yoshida, winner of both the G1 Old Forester Turf Classic and G1 Woodward Stakes this year, is directly descended from the mare Lost Virtue, who is the third dam of Twice Over himself.



The Japanese bred Yoshida, a son of Heart’s Cry and G1 Ballerina Stakes victress Hilda’s Passion, put up an excellent work out in preparation for the big race on Monday.  He  worked five furlongs in 1:00.80 over a fast strip in preparation for the $6 million race.

Yoshida began his work at the five-furlong pole in company with maiden winner Morocco through eighth-mile splits of :13.20, :25.60, :37 and :49 prior to galloping out six furlongs in 1:14 and seven furlongs in 1:28, according to Churchill Downs’ clocker John Nichols. His trainer said of Monday’s work-out, “He’s just doing great. We’ve been really happy with him since we got to Churchill last Thursday. Even though he’s a Grade 1 winner on the grass (in the May 5 Old Forester Turf Classic), we thought the Classic is the best route.


To date the four-year-old Yoshida has won five of 11 outings (Yoshida’s previous successes including the 2017 G3 Hill Prince Stakes) and banked $1 269 770 in stakes.

The $6 000 000 Breeders’ Cup Classic is set to take place this year at Churchill Downs on November 3rd.

Twice Over’s Do It Again

European champion and four time G1 winner Twice Over, who himself ran third in the 2009 G1 Breeders’ Cup Classic, has made an exceptional start to his stud career, with his first crop producing Equus Champion and Vodacom Durban July winner Do It Again, G1 winning juvenile Sand And Sea and the exciting G3 Highlands Stud Winter Derby winner Doublemint.

He has six lots on November’s CTS Ready To Run Sale.

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