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50 Wins Up on Twilight Calls Show

Posted 13/7/2021

            We started breeding 10 years ago and had our first runners and winners in 2013. Robynelle, by Royal Applause out of Chicita Banana, was the first to win a race albeit a modest 5f event at Carlisle for trainer Keith Dalgleish and ridden by Joe Fanning. Roll on eight years and Twilight Calls put up an impressive display to beat class 3 opposition at Newmarket on the July course under a confident ride by David Probert for trainer Henry Candy and owners Cheveley Park Stud to record a 50th win by James Ortega Bloodstock bred horses!Twilight Calls after his impressive win over 5f at Newmarket's July meetingTwilight Calls after his impressive win over 5f at Newmarket's July meeting

            Twilight Calls didn't have it all his own way as the improving King Of Stars forced him to put the pedal down although ultimately he won cosily with almost 4 lengths back to the third. The Racing Post subsequently gave Twilight Calls an RPR of 100 and today we will see what the official rating ends up at. I am expecting around 95 which means this son of Twilight Son has improved by 10lbs from 2yo to 3yo so far, which is around 11lbs less improvement than his sire showed by this stage of his 3yo career. Twilight Son won his next race, the Group 1 Betfred Sprint Cup at Haydock in September over 6f to eventually improve by 34lbs in his sophomore year. Whilst Twilight Calls is about 9lbs behind his sire's official rating at this stage of his career he has clearly inherited a lot of the sire's ability and, whilst a G1 win this year is perhaps unlikely, he could be a serious player in stakes races by the end of the year.


            The best wins out of our 50 have been a Grade 2 in the USA by Gift List (Bated Breath x Birthstone 2018 filly), a couple of Group 3's in the UK by New Providence (Bahamian Bounty x Bayja 2012 filly) and a UK Listed event by Lincoln Rocks (Rock Of Gibraltar x Redskin Dancer 2013 filly). The former is currently running in the USA with trainer Brian Lynch whilst the other two are now broodmares. Certainly the 3 fillies have done us proud with those four stakes wins coming from 15 fillies we have bred who have run at least once and, as we have three or four by sires such as Oasis Dream, Bated Breath and Ultra scheduled to go through the yearling ring this autumn you have an opportunity to get one soon!