Klawervlei Stud’s four time G1 winning sire Twice Over, whose outstanding son Do It Again will bid to defend his title when he lines up in Saturday’s G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate, is from a bang in-form family, with Twice Over relatives faring well in races all over the world of late.
Continuum, a full-brother to group winners Passage Of Time and Father Time, picked up his fourth win when romping to a three length win at Kempton on Wednesday evening.
The son of Dansili, and out of a half-sister to the stakes winning dam of Twice Over, had previously enjoyed black type success when Continuum captured the Listed John Smith’s Silver Cup Stakes at York a few years ago.
Twice Over’s Oaks Trial winning dam Double Crossed also features as the dam of very promising Japanese filly Satono Cecil (by Frankel). The latter made it two wins from just three starts when romping by two lengths, when victorious over 2000m at Nakayama earlier this month, and Satono Cecil (whose dam Dupe is a full-sister to Twice Over himself) looks an exciting prospect for 2020.
Yet another promising member of this family is talented US three-year-old filly Auberge, who ran second, behind multiple G1 winning filly Bast, in the recent G2 Santa Ynez Stakes at Santa Anita this month.
Former European champion, and four time G1 winner, Twice Over has a strong draft of yearlings on offer at next week’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale.
The champion’s 20 strong draft at the Premier Sale includes a half-sister (Lot 5) to smart filly Shamrock Wind, a colt (Lot 71) out of a G3 winning daughter of Rock Of Gibraltar, a colt (Lot152) out of a stakes winner of six who has already produced a stakes winner, and a half-brother (Lot 156) to G1 winning two-year-old Mighty High.
The dual G1 Champion Stakes winner also has a filly (Lot 84) on offer next month’s Cape Yearling Sale, with this filly hailing from the family of such standout G1 winners as Liege, Lyrical Linda and Rebel King.