Klawervlei Stud’s proven G1 sire Twice Over made headlines at Kenilworth on Saturday when his son Doublemint landed the G3 Heineken Chairman’s Cup this weekend.
Bred and owned by Alec and Gillian Foster, the talented five-year-old made it win number six when storming home, under jockey Richard Fourie, to land R200 000 feature by a neck.
Trained by Justin Snaith, Doublemint took his earnings to R1 000 250 with his win in the 2020 Chairman’s Cup, and the gelding has now four graded triumphs to his name, with Doublemint having previously won all of the G2 Glorious Goodwood Peninsula Handicap, G3 Highlands Stud Winter Derby and G3 BMW Politician Stakes.
Doublemint’s four time G1 winning sire Twice Over is from a very much inform family, and the former European champion had another boost to his pedigree page this weekend, when relative Sanctuaire captured the G3 Nikkan Sports Sho Shinzan Kinen at Kyoto. The three-year-old filly looks promising, with Sanctuaire having finished second in the G3 Artemis Stakes last year.
A half-sister to dual G1 winner, and WinStar Farm stallion Yoshida, Sanctuaire is out of G1 Ballerina Stakes winner Hilda’s Passion, who, like Twice Over himself, descends from the mare Lost Virtue.
The dual G1 Emirates Airline Champion Stakes winner has 19 lots on this week’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale, including a half-sister (Lot 5) to the smart filly Shamrock Wind, a colt (Lot 152) out of National Emblem’s stakes winning daughter Blow Your Mind, and a half-brother (Lot 156) to G1 winning two-year-old Mighty High.
Twice Over, whose progeny also include South Africa’s reigning Horse Of The Year Do It Again and G1 winning two-year-old Sand And Sea, has a filly (Lot 84) from the family of G1 winnings Liege, Lyrical Linda and Rebel King at February’s Cape Yearling Sale.