Champion Stakes G1 - Twice Over

Filed on 17 Oct 2009 @ 14:27

Stallion statistics: Observatory

EMIRATES AIRLINE CHAMPION S.-G1

£350,000, Newmarket, 10-17, 3yo/up, 1 1/4mT, 2:01.31, gd.

1--TWICE OVER (GB), 129, c, 4
Observatory--Double Crossed (GB), by Caerleon
O-Khalid Abdullah; B-Juddmonte Farms; T-Henry Cecil; J-Tom Queally; £213,739.

2--Mawatheeq, 129, c, 4
Danzig--Sarayir, by Mr. Prospector.
O-Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum; B-Shadwell Farm LLC; T-Marcus Tregoning; £81,023.

3--Sariska (GB), 121, f, 3
Pivotal (GB)--Maycocks Bay (GB), by Muhtarram.
O/B-Lady Bamford; T-Michael Bell; £40,549.

Margins: HF, 1, HF. Odds: 14-1, 7-1, 8-1.
Also Ran: Pipedreamer (GB), City Leader (Ire), Fame and Glory (GB), Barshiba (Ire), Virtual (GB), Campanologist, Never On Sunday (Fr), Doctor Fremantle (GB), Forgotten Voice (Ire), Alpine Rose (Fr), Set Sail (Ire).

A Juddmonte homebred, Twice Over is out of Double Crossed, the winner of the Listed Lingfield Oaks Trial and a half sister to Group One winner Passage Of Time's dam Clepsydra. The second dam, Quandary, is a Listed-winning half sister to Group One Prix du Moulin winner All At Sea and Group Three winner Over The Ocean.

Observatory had a banner year last year with five stakes winners headed by Group One Sprint Cup winner African Rose and Twice Over. This is his second stakes win and first Group win of 2009, when he has 29 winners at a 38% strike rate.

Pedigree of TWICE OVER (GB), 2005

Observatory
1997
Distant View
1991
Mr Prospector
1970
Raise A Native
Gold Digger
Seven Springs
1982
Irish River
La Trinite
Stellaria
1986
Roberto
1969
Hail To Reason
Bramalea
Victoria Star
1972
Northern Dancer
Solometeor
Double Crossed
1998
Caerleon
1980
Nijinsky
1967
Northern Dancer
Flaming Page
Foreseer
1969
Round Table
Regal Gleam
Quandary
1991
Blushing Groom
1974
Red God
Runaway Bride
Lost Virtue
1977
Cloudy Dawn
Aunt Tilt
Filed on 17 Oct 2009 @ 14:27