8th Nov 2021
Twilight Gleaming (National Defense x Thames Pageant) put in a sparkling front-running display to win the G2 Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf over the weekend beating a field packed full of stakes performers. Having jumped rapidly from the gates, Irad Ortiz Jr and Twilight Gleaming quickly took a couple of lengths out of the field. The pair first saw of the early challenge of One Timer before knuckling down in game fashion to hold of the fast finishing (G1 placed) Go Bears Go to record her first win at G2 level and second stakes win of her 2yo career. Congratulations to owners, Stonestreet Stables, breeders Pier House Stud and trainer Wesley Ward who commented on the exceptional work this filly had put in in the lead up to the race. We are very much looking forward to seeing her competing at the highest level next year!