Klawervlei Stud’s four time G1 winning stallion TWICE OVER (Observatory) enjoyed a wonderful season in 2022-2023, and the former champion’s great run continued early in the new season, with Twice Over responsible for three winners over the past weekend.

Twice Over’s weekend trio included two eye-catching winners at Hollywoodbets Scottsville on Sunday, with trainer Michael Miller sending out Twice Over’s son LICENCE TO THRILL to land the first race on Sunday and the stallion’s daughter SWEET SYMPHONY to land the sixth race at Scottsville.

Twice Over went close to having a treble on Sunday with his son RODRIGUEZ beaten just a short-head into second place in the fourth race on the card.

Promising three-year-old LICENCE TO THRILL had finished second, to the exciting TAIL OF THE COMET (Gimmethegreenlight), on his only other start, and the Michael Miller trained gelding duly went one better on Sunday. Under a confident ride from Tristan Godden, the son of Twice Over kicked on strongly in the closing stages of Sunday’s Download The Race Card Online Gold Circle Maiden Plate (1200m) to hold off the Twice Over sired first-timer LAST ONE STANDING and win by nearly three-parts of a length. Bred by Waterford Stud, Licence To Thrill races for Sterling Miller and Ben Sahd.

Twice Over’s daughter Sweet Symphony was always prominent in the running of the sixth race on Sunday, and when Tristan Godden asked her the question, the five-year-old kicked on to win Sunday’s Track and Ball Gaming FM 92 Handicap (1200m) convincingly by a length. Bred and owned by Ben Sahd, the mare took her tally of wins to three, with Sweet Symphony beaten less than a length and a half in last season’s Listed KwaZulu-Natal Stakes.

Twice Over had also enjoyed success at Fairview on Friday when his Hemel ‘N Aarde Stud bred daughter TELIO broke her maiden with a comfortable win in the second race on the card.

Sire of recently retired legend DO IT AGAIN, Twice Over was responsible for four black type winners last season including G1 Splashout Cape Derby/G1 Daily News 2000 winner SEE IT AGAIN. The latter, who also finished runner up in both the G1 Hollywoodbets Durban July and G1 The HKJC Champions Cup last season, has earned more than R3.255 million in prize money.