Twice Over (GB)

Observatory - Double Crossed (Caerleon) bay, 2004 - height 16.2hh

Thoroughbred horse Twice Over side profile

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Race Record

In UK, Ireland, France, USA and Dubai – on turf, dirt and tapeta. 12 wins, 1600-2050m, at 2 to 5

UK Champion Racehorse 2009 &

Joint European Champion 2009

Timeform 104P at 2; TFR 119 at 3; TFR 127 at 3;

TFR 128 at 4; 128 at 5 – ‘tough and genuine’

At 2   undefeated in 2 starts

At 3   WON Gr2 Prix Eugene Adam (2000m)

         WON Gr3 Craven S. (1600m)

          2nd   Gr1 Champion S. (2000m)

          3rd    Gr1 St James’ Palace S. (1600m)

          3rd    Gr2 Dante S. (2050m)

At 4   WON Gr1 Champion S. (2000m)

          3rd     Gr1 Lockinge S. (1600m)

          3rd     Gr1 Breeder’s Cup Classic (2000m, dirt)

          3rd     Gr3 Earl Of Sefton S. (1800m)

          4th     Gr1 Price Of Wales S. (2000m)

At 5   WON  Gr1 Champion S. (2000m)

          WON Gr1 Eclipse S. (2000m)

           2nd   Gr2 Juddmonte Int. S. (2050m)

           2nd   Gr1 Prince Of Wales S. (2000m)

           3rd    Gr1 Irish Champion S. (2000m)

At 6   WON Gr1 Juddmonte Int. S. (2050m)

         WON Gr2 York S. (2050m)

          WON Gr2 Al Maktoum Chall. (2000m, tapeta)

At 7    2nd   Gr3 Earl Of Sefton S. (1800m)

           3rd   Gr1 Eclipse S. (2000m)

           3rd   Gr3 Gordon Richards S. (2000m)

 

Sire Line

OBSERVATORY – highclass miler, multiple Gr1 winner in France & UK; injured pelvis early at 4 & retired; rated Timeform 131. Sire of Gr1 winners. Sire of Champions of both sexes.

Notable progeny incl Twice Over (05c – Caerleon, Blushing Groom); African Rose (05f – Quest For Fame, Nijinsky); Helleborine (08f – Quest For Fame, Nijinsky); Violette (03f – Pursuit Of Love, Shareef Dancer); Sottone (06c – Barathea, Local Suitor); Piperita (06f – Pursuit Of Love, Last Tycoon); Nidhaal (03f – Mujtahid, Kris S); Sebastian Flyte (07c – Night Shift, Alleged); The Grey Berry (04c – Bin Ajwaad, Lorenzaccio); Waldjagd (07f – Acatenango, Frontal); Star Cluster (03f – Danzig, Sir Ivor); Armand (03c – Nijinsky, Bon Mot); Chasing Stars (05f – Nureyev, Roberto); Wire To Wire (10c - Royal Academy, Shy Groom); etc.

KIN-BREEDING: Observatory’s second and third dam are close kin to sire-of-sires Storm Bird, sharing the same bottom female line background. His best runners appear to have a high incidence of lines of Nijinsky and/or Blushing Groom. Observatory’s grandam Victory Star is a 3-part sister to Storm Bird, the pair very close kin to Nijinsky. Blushing Groom’s 3rd dam Emali and Storm Bird’s 4th dam Dark Display are close kin.

DISTANT VIEW sire-line in S Africa: Twice Over (Observatory)

Pedigree

Observatory
1996
Distant View
1996
Mr ProspectorRaise A Native - Native Dancer
Gold Digger - Nashua
Seven SpringsIrish River - Riverman
La Trinite - Lyphard
Stellaria
1985
RobertoHail To Reason - Turn To
Bramalea - Nashua
Victoria StarNorthern Dancer - Nearctic
Solometeor - Victoria Park
Double Crossed
1997
Caerleon
1980
NijinskyNorthern Dancer - Nearctic
Flaming Page - Bull Page
ForeseerRound Table - Princequillo
Regal Gleam - Hail To Reason
Quandary
1990
Blushing GroomRed God - Nasrullah
Runaway Bride - Wild Risk
Lost VirtueCloudy Dawn - Grey Dawn
Aunt Tilt - Tulyar

Pedigree

Double Crossed, the dam of Twice Over, is by Caerleon (Nijinsky), out of Quandary (Blushing Groom). The fourth dam Aunt Tilt is half sister to sire Damascus, their dam Kerala close kin to Blushing Groom’s 2nd dam Aimee (the pair 3x3 in Quandary). Twice Over’s significant female line ancestors are Kerala and her dam Blade Of Time. Kerala is close kin to the grandam of Buckpasser.

Suitable Lines

Suitable mares for Twice Over could include

  1. Damascus through Complete Warrior (Captain Al; Counter Action); Rollins (Jet Master); Damascus Gate; Right Approach.
  2. Blushing Groom through Jallad, Rainbow Quest (Spectrum, Saumarez), Comic Blush, Lundy’s Liability, Kabool, Waldoboro, Our Casey’s Boy.
  3. Nijinsky through Dancing Champ, Silvano, Lecture, Indigo Magic, Russian Fox, Victory Moon, Parade Leader, Right Approach, Tamburlaine.
  4. Storm Bird through Black Minnaloushe, Windrush, Tiger Dance, Carpocrates, Manshood, Lake Coniston, Mogok.
  5. Buckpasser (widespread), notably through Al Mufti, Northern Guest, Damascus Gate, etc.
  6. Lalun through Sadler’s Wells (notably Fort Wood, Casey Tibbs), Riverman/Irish River (Spectrum, Nysaean, West Man), Mill Reef (Casey Tibbs, Almushtarak, Indigo Magic).
  7. Missy Baba through Al Mufti, Sportsworld, AP Indy (Camden Park), Wolfhound, Fahal.
  8. Mixed Marriage through Gone West (Western Winter, West Man, Count duBois, Dupont, Indigo Magic, Manaloj), Sharpen Up (Dominion Royale, Dupont).
  9. Twice Over’s bottom female line (Stronghold, the imported mare Half A Sixpence).

(posted 2013)

Sales Analysis

BORN colt avg sold SI filly avg sold SI
2014 322,083 24 1.1 188,333 24 0.86
2015 388,864 22 2.83 254,524 21 1.15
2016 199,348 23 0.83 152,895 19 0.88
2017 205,952 21 1.01 152,188 16 0.75
2018 197,273 22 0.6 104,643 14 0.63
2019 298,214 14 0.94 118,462 13 0.75

Stamina

by highest winning distance of 3yo and up (the higher the count, the more reliable the %)

800/1399m 14/1600m 16/1999m 20/2399m 2400m+ count
16% 46% 17% 13% 9% 129

Best Rated Offspring

(SA only)

horse wins (SW) places (SP) stakes AR
Do It Again 14c 8 (5) 6 (6) R 8,803,750 125
Doublemint 14c 7 (5) 6 (3) R 1,210,000 116
Smorgasbord 18c 1 (0) 2 (1) R 129,500 110
Sand And Sea 14c 3 (1) 0 (0) R 900,625 109
Second Request 15f 2 (0) 2 (0) R 302,375 101
Invidia 16c 3 (0) 7 (2) R 3,085,000 100
Twice As Smart 14f 4 (0) 7 (1) R 412,900 99
Run Red 14c 4 (1) 4 (1) R 385,650 98
Category Four 15c 7 (0) 9 (0) R 447,075 96
Twice Golden 16c 3 (0) 3 (0) R 257,375 95

The Power Of Ratings

Colts

AR Band < 59 59 - 69 70 - 79 80 - 89 90 - 99 > 99 > 79 > 89 count
All Colts 26% 18% 27% 18% 8% 3% 29% 11% 22,983
Twice Over 18% 10% 36% 25% 7% 4% 36% 11% 129

Fillies

AR Band < 54 54 - 64 65 - 74 75 - 84 85 - 94 > 94 > 74 > 84 count
All Fillies 27% 17% 26% 20% 7% 3% 30% 10% 22,507
Twice Over 23% 14% 30% 22% 9% 1% 32% 10% 139

Black Type Offspring

with best career rating by distance category:
1000-1399m/14-1600m/1601-1999m/20-2399m/2400m+

  • Ballet Shoes 2016 filly -/72/91/85/91
  • Elegant Princess (Thunder Gulch x Kitwood)
  • 3rd Gr2 SA Oaks 2450m
  • 3rd Gr2 KZN Oaks 2400m
  • Libra 2014 filly 78/91/91/75/-
  • Sleek 'n Sassy (Captain Al x Slewpendous)
  • 2nd Gr3 Final Fling S. 1800m
  • Moon In June 2015 filly 82/93/93/93/92
  • Moon Dazzle (Kingmambo x Sadler's Wells)
  • Won Gr2 KZN Oaks 2400m
  • On The Double 2015 filly 78/91/82/-/-
  • Kitco (Var x Centaine)
  • 3rd Devon Air S. (L) 1400m
  • Over The Odds 2016 colt 60/86/83/85/80
  • Spanish Gold (Rich Man's Gold x Complete Warrior)
  • 3rd Gr3 Pocket Power S. 2400m
  • Sand And Sea 2014 colt 109/106/-/-/-
  • Sea Point (Spectrum x Model Man)
  • Won Gr1 Gold Medallion 1200m
  • Smorgasbord 2018 colt 110/91/-/-/-
  • Variety (Var x Fort Wood)
  • 2nd Gr2 SA Nursery 1160m
  • Swift Surprise 2015 colt 28/87/82/84/93
  • Peonie Paradise (Badger's Drift x Golden Thatch)
  • 2nd Kenilworth Cup (L) 3200m
  • Twice As Smart 2014 filly 88/99/-/82/-
  • Smart Empress (Strike Smartly x Caesour)
  • 2nd Gr3 Umzimkhulu S. 1400m
  • Twice The Trip 2018 filly 77/85/-/-/-
  • Tripinthemist (Trippi x Rakeen)
  • Won Devon Air S. (L) 1400m

Stud Analysis

Colts

  • SSI 1.36
  • Stamina 1539m
  • Stakes Wins 3%
  • Black Type 9%
born foals rnrs wnrs w/r% SW SW/r% BT BT/r% wins SSI AR Stamina
2014 37 31 21 68% 4 13% 6 19% 55 2.31 79 1852m
2015 34 30 17 57% 0 0% 2 7% 37 0.66 75 1618m
2016 41 33 20 61% 0 0% 2 6% 32 1.62 70 1670m
2017 32 28 11 39% 0 0% 0 0% 13 0.62 65 1477m
2018 48 8 2 25% 0 0% 1 13% 2 1.62 74 1080m

Fillies

  • SSI 0.81
  • Stamina 1575m
  • Stakes Wins 2%
  • Black Type 5%
born foals rnrs wnrs w/r% SW SW/r% BT BT/r% wins SSI AR Stamina
2014 41 32 18 56% 0 0% 3 9% 43 0.89 68 1608m
2015 42 36 17 47% 1 3% 2 6% 33 0.76 67 1644m
2016 40 34 15 44% 0 0% 1 3% 18 0.62 61 1607m
2017 35 27 12 44% 0 0% 0 0% 19 0.91 63 1567m
2018 48 13 2 15% 1 8% 1 8% 3 0.89 60 1450m

Sires Book page (pdf)

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Jet Master - Golden Apple (Northern Guest)

Royal Mo (USA)

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William Longsword (SAF)

Captain Al - Pagan Princess (Fort Wood)

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