Klawervlei’s exciting young stallion Twice Over has been enjoying an excellent season in 2017-2018, and the four time G1 winner was at it again yesterday.
The European champion was represented by a pair of winners at Kenilworth’s Tuesday meeting, with Rock My Soul and Second Chance both winning for their top class young sire.
Rock My Soul, who was bred by the Ascot Stud, picked his second career win when making much of the running to land Tuesday’s third race on the card for trainer Joey Ramsden and jockey Grant Van Niekerk.
The Bernard Kantor owned three-year-old, who was trying the trip for a first time, dug down deep to hold off a challenge from stable mate Paddington to score a half-length win.
Rock My Soul, one of 30 winners to have already emerged from Twice Over’s first crop, has now won or placed in eight of his 12 starts and he won’t stop here.
The beautifully bred Second Chance, who was bred by Klawervlei Stud, did her future stud prospects no harm when shedding her maiden in convincing fashion for trainer Glen Kotzen and jockey Robert Khathi on Tuesday.
Second Chance, who had been placed at her previous two outings, is out of the Gone West mare Late Summer.
The filly races for the Second Chance Syndicate.
Her sire Twice Over has been enjoying plenty of success once again this season, with his runners including the likes of G2 Daisy Guineas winner Do It Again, G3 Politician Stakes hero Doublemint, East Cape Derby third Run Red, and G3 Umzimkhulu Stakes runner up Twice As Smart.
The well connected champion, whose close relative Crossed Baton is a leading contender for Thursday’s G2 Betfred Dante Stakes, could be in for more big race success this season with Doublemint a likely contender for the upcoming G3 Winter Classic and Do It Again a potential runner in the G1 Daily News 2000.