Klawervlei Stud’s increasingly successful sire TWICE OVER (Observatory) has a very smart filly on his hands in the form of CALL THE WIND. The latter made it six wins from six starts when she captured the Listed Nadia Farina Silver Slipper at Borrowdale Park on Sunday.
Under Calvin Habib, the Vanessa Birketoft trained filly romped home to land Sunday’s Listed feature by an emphatic three and a half lengths. Call The Wind, who was bred by the Ascot Stud, had previously shown her class when landing the G3 Zimbabwe Guineas at her penultimate start. Owned by Gengis Goksel, Call The Wind is one of a growing list of high-class gallopers to have emerged from Twice Over’s current crop of three-year-olds.
Other standout performers from this crop include G1 Cape Guineas winner DOUBLE SUPERLATIVE, Listed Ibhayi Stakes victor RESONATE, and recent G2 Senor Santa Stakes hero SMORGASBORD.
Himself a four-time G1 winner, Twice Over has an exceptionally well-bred draft of yearlings on offer at the 2022 National Yearling Sale. They include a three-parts brother to former South African Horse Of The Year DO IT AGAIN (Twice Over), and a colt (Lot 349), closely related to the smart Twice Over gelding TEAM GOLD, whose G3 placed dam is a half-sister to graded stakes winners OLYMPIC OWEN (Jay Peg) and SPEEDY SUZY (Trippi).