A number of relatives of Klawervlei Stud’s top class young sire Twice Over have made waves at the 2018 Tattersalls December Mare Sale.
One relative, Fine Time, was the third top lot sold at Monday’s session, while another closely related to Twice Over, Weekday, was the joint top mare purchased on Wednesday’s session.
Fine Time (Lot 1527), consigned by Juddmonte Farms, was knocked down to Stroud Coleman Bloodstock for 420 000 guineas.
Matt Coleman, who signed for Fine Time, said of his buy, “It’s a phenomenal pedigree. It’s one of the best in the book.”
In foal to Kingman, Fine Time is out of the winning Sadler’s Wells mare Clepsydra which makes her an own sister to G1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud winner Passage Of Time (whose multiple group winning son Time Test now stands at the National Stud), G2 King Edward VII Stakes winner Father Time and John Smith’s Silver Cup hero Continuum.
Fine Time’s second dam is the James Seymour Stakes winning mare Quandary –who also rates as the second dam of four time G1 winner Twice Over.
The latter, whose victories included back to back scores in the G1 Emirates Airline Champion Stakes, has been in great form of late and was recently responsible for five individual winners over a single weekend.
Fine Time and Twice Over both hail from the same family as Weekday, who made 400,000 guineas on Wednesday. Weekday (Lot 2204) was consigned by Juddmonte Farms and knocked down to Tanya Gunther –who was involved in breeding 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify.
Weekday is a daughter of Dansili and G1 Falmouth Stakes winner Timepiece who was produced by Clepsydra. John Gunter said of the mare, “This is a lovely mare out of a great Juddmonte family. Her dam has a couple of Dubawis coming up who could add a lot to the pedigree, that was quite important to me. I’ve been very lucky doing business with Juddmonte; I bred to Frankel and got Without Parole, who won the St James’s Palace. They’re such great breeders and I just couldn’t leave town without getting a Juddmonte mare.”
Twice Over, whose first crop yielded the G1 winners Do It Again and Sand And Sea, has six lots on offer at January’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale, including a filly from the family of Dalakhani and Daylami (Lot 41) and a colt out of G3 Acacia Handicap/Jacaranda Handicap winner Orator’s Daughter (Lot 126).