Twilight Payment, Teofilo’s evergreen seven-year-old, recorded his fifth Stakes victory on Saturday, 27 June when winning the G3 Vintage Crop Stakes at the Curragh. Sent straight to the front under jockey Wayne Lordon, Twilight Payment was able to dictate his own fractions before quickening clear to record a two-and-a-half length success.
Twilight Payment has now won or placed in 17 Stakes contests with his victories including the G2 Curragh Cup last season.
Bred by Jim Bolger, Twilight Payment is out of the winning Oasis Dream mare Dream On Buddy, a half-sister to Royal Ascot G2 winner Banimpire. Dream On Buddy has also produced the G2-placed juvenile Bandiuc Eile (New Approach), and she also has a full-sister two-year-old to her named Our New Buddy.
Teofilo has now sired seven Stakes winners in 2020 including two thrilling G1 scorers. Exultant continues to dominate Hong Kong and two of his five top-flight triumphs have come this year. Tawkeel became France’s leading three-year-old filly with a wide-margin win in the Prix Saint Alary.