Twilight Jet, a graduate of our breeze-up arm, returned with a bang on Sunday when running out the dominant winner of the Group 3 Lacken Stakes at Naas.
Making his first start of the year for Michael O’Callaghan, Twilight Jet was never headed in the 6f event - and the further he went, the better he got, eventually crossing the line three lengths to the good of recent Committed Stakes winner New York City.
“Twilight Jet doesn't know when to stop,” said jockey Leigh Roche. “He's a very good horse. He's as tough. He got better and quicker with every run. He's come back bigger and stronger this year and even quicker I think. He's the real deal.”
The Twilight Son colt was a busy juvenile, with a win in the Group 3 Cornwallis Stakes at Newmarket capping a ten-start season. He was also third in both the Group 2 Champagne Stakes at Doncaster and Gimcrack Stakes at York.
Bred by Tom Radley out the Exceed And Excel mare My Lucky Liz, Twilight Jet was purchased by us for €28,000 as a Goffs February yearling and resold as part of our breeze-up draft at last year’s Goffs UK Sale in Doncaster for a joint sale-topping £210,000 to Michael O’Callaghan. Our other £210,000 colt that day turned out to be Californian stakes winner Maglev, by Galileo Gold.