Klawervlei Stud’s four time G1 winning sire TWICE OVER (Observatory) has been in tremendous form this season, and the former European champion made headlines at Kenilworth on Saturday when his son DOUBLE SUPERLATIVE won the G1 Cape Guineas, defeating some of South Africa’s most promising three-year-olds.
Trained by Justin Snaith (who also conditions Twice Over’s champion son DO IT AGAIN), Double Superlative was given a fine ride by Anton Marcus. Tracking stablemate POMP AND POWER (Vercingetorix), Double Superlative powered home down the outside of the course to win impressively by a length and a quarter.
Bred by Patricia Devine Investments (Pty) Ltd, the Nick Jonsson owned Double Superlative, fourth in the G3 Cape Classic previously, has now won two of just five starts.
He is the third G1 winner for Twice Over following DO IT AGAIN and SAND AND SEA.
Twice Over had a memorable day on Saturday this past weekend -with Double Superlative one of two local winners for him.
The four time G1 winner is also responsible for BABY DONT HURT ME, who ran out an impressive winner of the first race at Turffontein on the same day. Trained by Paul Peter, the Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein bred Baby Dont Hurt Me got off the mark in fine style when romping home to win by three lengths over 1160m.
Twice Over, who has two sons entered for the 2022 Cape Town Met, has eight lots on offer at the 2022 Cape Premier Yearling Sale.