WEEKEND TREBLE FOR TWICE OVER

20 January 2020
WEEKEND TREBLE FOR TWICE OVER

European champion, and four time G1 winner, TWICE OVER had another good weekend, when the son of Observatory supplied a trio of winners at three different racecourses.

Twice Over’s first winner this past weekend came when his son FORGED IN FLAME ran on strongly to shed his maiden over 1400m at Kenilworth on Saturday afternoon. Bred by the Waterford Stud, the three-year-old Glen Puller trained gelding flew up close home to score by a short head in courageous fashion.

Fourth in his two previous starts, Forged In Flame is out of the Parade Leader mare Smouldering and he races for Messrs Carruthers, Hector, Marais, Naidoo, Nel and Robinson.

Forged in Flam 19 Jan 2020 FORGED IN FLAME WINNING CONNECTIONS

Twice Over had a quick double the following day, with son DOUBLE TAP winning at Borrowdale and daughter ROYAL VIEW scoring at Hollywoodbets Greyville respectively.

The Klawervlei Stud bred Royal View was rewarded for consistency when the Wendy Whitehead trained 3yo romped home to shed her maiden by 1.75 lengths over 1200m.

R8 ROYAL VIEW 19 Jan 2020 photo 2 ROYAL VIEW

Out of the Casey Tibbs mare Special Thatch, Royal View has now won or finished in the money in all seven of her starts.

Bred on the same cross as DO IT AGAIN, Royal View (a bargain R5 000 buy from the 2018 Klawervlei Farm Sale) races for Mr Miller &Ms Knott in partnership with Messrs Howard and Perkins.

R8 ROYAL VIEW 19 jan 2020 photo 1 ROYAL VIEW WINNING CONNECTIONS

A dual winner of the G1 Emirates Airline Champion Stakes, Twice Over made a blistering start to his stud career with his very first crop producing all of reigning South African Horse Of The Year Do It Again, G1 Tsogo Sun Gold Medallion winner SAND AND SEA, Jet Master Stakes winner RUN RED and the gallant DOUBLEMINT. The latter picked up his fourth graded victory when he was victorious in the recent G3 Heineken Chairman’s Cup, and Doublemint has now earned in excess of R1 000 000 in prize money.

Twice Over, whose yearlings made up to R775 000 at the recent Cape Premier Yearling Sale, has a single lot on offer at February’s Cape Yearling Sale.