This son of Fastnet Rock’s highlight came when winning the $100,000 Group 3 Counties’ Cup at Pukekohe Park in November 2019 in the hands of Te Akau stable rider Opie Bosson.
As a three year old, In A Twinkling finished runner up in the $70,000 Listed Zacinto Stakes over 1600m in October 2018 – followed by a gallant effort when fourth in the $500,000 Group 1 NZ 2000 Guineas again over the mile a month later.
In February 2019, In A Twinkling jumped from barrier 15 in the $100,000 Group 2 Avondale Guineas over 2100m and despite being forced to race wide for much of the journey, he showed great heart to finish second.
Sent out well backed to win the $1 million Group 1 NZ Derby a month later, unfortunately the attendants omitted to put his barrier blanket on and he subsequently missed the jump and as a result, had to race much of the event three wide. His tremendous courage and spirit saw him beaten only a head into second place.
Later that month he ventured to Sydney where he finished fifth in the A$200,000 Group 2 Tulloch Stakes 2000m at Rosehill before running that same position in the A$2.2 million Group 1 ATC Derby over 2400m at Royal Randwick.
In A Twinkling has raced 17 times for three wins, four seconds and five other minor placings – with stakes’ earnings of $383,651. He was purchased by David Ellis from the Karaka Premier Sale for $250,000 and is trained by Jamie Richards.