Klawervlei Stud’s exciting stallion Twice Over has enjoyed a tremendous season in 2017-2018 and the European champion was at it again at Kenilworth on Tuesday.
Twice Over enjoyed a memorable mid-week double at Kenilworth, with sons Rock My Soul and Troop The Colour winning races four and five respectively.
Owned by Bernard Kantor, and trained by Joey Ramsden, the progressive Rock My Soul dug down deep under the urgings of Grant Van Niekerk to land the third win of his career –and the second from his last three starts.
Bred by Ascot Stud, Rock My Soul is one of two Twice Over sons entered for the upcoming G3 Highlands Stud Winter Derby, with the other being G3 Politician Stakes winner Doublemint. (Twice Over also being responsible for Winter Oaks entrant Second Chance).
Rock My Soul’s paternal half-brother Troop The Colour gave Twice Over a quick double when capturing Tuesday’s fifth race for trainer Ronnie Sheehan and jockey Jason Smitsdorff. Owned by Mr and Mrs Nicholas, the gelded Troop The Colour had been third over 1800m at his previous outing.
Bred by Hallmark Thoroughbreds, Troop The Colour is out of the Elnadim mare Colchium.
Four time G1 winner and European Champion Twice Over has made a superb start with his first crop including G1 Tsogo Gold Medallion winner Sand And Sea, G2 Daisy Guineas star and leading Vodacom Durban July hope Do It Again and the likes of Doublemint, Rock My Soul, East Cape Derby third Run Red and G1 Garden Province Stakes entrant Twice As Smart.
He has a single lot on offer at the 2018 KZN Yearling Sale –a colt (Lot 142) who is out of a three time winning daughter of champion sire Jallad.