Klawervlei Stud’s four time G1 winning sire TWICE OVER (Observatory) had a fine run over the weekend with the champion supplying four winners.

Twice Over is also the sire of BALLROOM BLISS, who ran third in Saturday’s Listed KRA East Coast Cup. Twice Over’s winning streak this weekend commenced at Fairview on Friday when his sons SWISS WALT and PAINITE won the first and eighth races respectively.

Third and second in his two starts prior to Friday, the Zietsman Oosthuizen trained Swiss Waltz got off the mark when he won Friday’s Welcome To Nelson Mandela Bay Work Riders Maiden Plate (1000m) by three lengths. Bred by Mayesh Chetty, Swiss Waltz races for Messrs P J van Staden & G J Geyer.

His sire’s second success on Friday came when gelded four-year-old Painite captured the Racing240 For Racing. For You MR 90 Handicap over 2000m. The Sharon Kotzen trained Painite has now won or been placed in each of his last five starts. Bred by Stefan Mynhardt, Painite races for Faan Mynhardt.

Twice Over also had a double at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Saturday where his sons TAMBOURINE MAN and OLIVER won races one and nine respectively. Both Tambourine Man and Oliver are trained by Adam Marcus and both horses were bred by Klawervlei Stud.

The consistent Tambourine Man got off the mark when he ran out a clear cut, one and a quarter length winner of Saturday’s Hollywoodbets Kenilworth Welcomes You Open Maiden Plate.

Ridden to victory by Gareth Wright, the gelding, who is from the same family as Twice Over himself, races for Messrs Gujadhur, Adam Marcus and Wendy Probert.

His paternal half-brother OLIVER followed up three consecutive runner up finishers when he won Saturday’s #destinationcaperacing Class 4 (1200m) in fine style. Under Aldo Domeyer, the four-year-old hit the front 200m from home and stormed home to win convincingly by two and a half lengths. Owned by Bernard Kantor, Oliver was described by his trainer as a horse with lots of ability.

A proven sire of top-class performers, Twice Over’s best offspring include dual G1 Vodacom Durban July winner DO IT AGAIN, the latter’s dual G1 winning three-parts brother SEE IT AGAIN and 2024 G1 World Sports Betting Cape Town Met winner DOUBLE SUPERLATIVE.

At the time of writing, Twice Over has been responsible for more stakes winners in South Africa this season than the likes of WHAT A WINTER (Western Winter), PATHFORK (Distorted Humor), and SILVANO (Lomitas).

Twice Over also hails from an excellent female line. Not only is Twice Over’s close relative TIME TEST (Dubawi) sire of recent G3 Gordon Richards Stakes winner OKEECHOBEE, but another close relative of Twice Over, TIME LOCK (Frankel) finished a close up second in the G2 William Hill Jockey Club Stakes and holds an entry in the G2 Hardwicke Stakes.