Unbeaten in two starts as a juvenile, Twilight Son extended his winning run to five when short-heading Strath Burn in the Group 1 Betfred Sprint Cup at Haydock several weeks before he chased home champion Muhaarar in the Group 1 Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes at Ascot.
Timeform rated him 125, he stayed in training as a four-year-old and added the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes to his tally. He is among the early stallion sons of sprint champion Kyllachy (by Pivotal) and the handful of others include successful 2016 freshman sire Dragon Pulse.
Twilight Son is the best among a string of multiple winners out of triple scorer Twilight Mistress (by Bin Ajwaad) and those siblings include Throckmorton Court Stud stallion Music Master (by Piccolo) whose first foals will be arriving in the coming weeks and months.
Rated 122 by Timeform, Music Master won the Group 3 Hackwood Stakes at Newbury and the string of blacktype events in which he was placed included the Group 1 Sprint Cup at Haydock, in which he finished third to G Force and Gordon Lord Byron, with Sole Power a half-length behind him in fourth.
These high-class brothers represent a big step forward for their branch of the family as you have to go back to the fourth generation to find the next stakes winner, the Group 3 Queen Mary Stakes heroine On Tiptoes (by Shareef Dancer).
That precocious filly was a half-sister to Twilight Son's third dam Penny Candle (by Be My Guest) and she is the mare from whom the talented fillies Violette (by Observatory), Silca's Gift (by Cadeaux Genereux) and Virginia Hall (by Medicean) descend.
It will be fascinating to compare the stallion careers of the two half-brothers, and despite the lack of fashion in the distaff side of the family, it would be no surprise to see Twilight Son become the latest success story for Cheveley Park Stud, where he joins his sire and grandsire on the roster and from where his great-grandsire Polar Falcon also enjoyed success as a sire.
TWILIGHT SON (GB) – b.2012 – Kyllachy – Twilight Mistress, 6 wins inc Diamond Jubilee Stakes (Gr1), Sprint Cup (Gr1), 2nd Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes (Gr1). Sire in England. First foals in 2018.
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