Klawervlei Stud’s champion, and four time G1 winner, Twice Over was represented by a Guineas winner in his very first crop, when his Northfields Stud bred son Do It Again won the G2 Daisy Guineas over a mile at Greyville on Friday evening.
Trained by Justin Snaith, and steered to victory by Bernard Fayd’Herbe, Do It Again powered clear to defeat G3 Byerley Turk second Sniper Shot by a length and a quarter.
Further back in the competitive looking Guineas field came the likes of Cape Guineas 1-2 finishers Tap O’ Noth and White River, the promising Mardi Gras and G2 Joburg Spring Challenge winner Wonderwall.
Do It Again, a R1 100 000 buy from the 2016 National Yearling Sale, has now won three of only six outings, with his placed efforts including a runner up finish in the G1 Investec Cape Derby and a third in the G2 Selangor Cup.
The gelding, who won his first two races in eye catching style, was one of two Friday winners for his promising sire Twice Over. The latter was also responsible for Thermocline, who broke her maiden impressively for owner-trainer Alan Greeff over 1200m at Fairview on Friday.
Do It Again is one of several standout performers to have emerged from Twice Over’s first crop. Others include G1 Tsogo Gold Medallion winner Sand And Sea, G3 Umzimkhulu Stakes second Twice As Smart, G3 Politician Stakes winner and Winter Series hope Doublemint, and the stakes placed Draugluin.
From the same family as potential 2018 Investec Derby contender Crossed Baton, Twice Over is also responsible for Listed East Cape Derby entrant Run Red and eye catching recent 2yo winner On The Double.