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STAR sprinter Twilight Son, who hails from the same family as Drakenstein Stud’s hugely popular young sire What A Winter, picked up the second G1 win of his career when he won Saturday’s G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.

The colt, who had suffered cracked heels in the lead up to Saturday’s £600 000 race, prevailed by a neck over Hong Kong galloper Gold-Fun in the 1200m contest, with Signs Of Blessing a short head away in third.

It was a second G1 win for the talented Twilight Son, who had previously won the G1 Betfred Sprint Cup last year.

Twilight Son (by Kyllachy) has now won six of eight outings and has amassed £725 150. He is likely to run next in the G1 July Cup, with Twilight Son destined to stand at stud at Cheveley Park Stud eventually.

Saturday’s G1 winner, a half brother to G3 Hackwood Stakes winner and sire Music Master, traces back directly in female line to Tudor Melody mare Hayloft –herself the third dam of South African champion What A Winter. (Hayloft is also dam of Irish 2000 Guineas winner Wassl).

-Cape Breeders.

Photo: What A Winter, Drakenstein Stud.