Romantic Time A Second Pattern-Race Winner in Two Days For Time Test


Romantic Time is the third stakes winner for Time Test |


William Stone trainee Romantic Time (GB) (Time Test {GB}), who snagged five-furlong heats at Great Yarmouth and Sandown in July, stepped forward off a three-length eighth in Newbury's Listed St Hugh's S. last month to pounce for victory in Thursday's G3 IRE Incentive Scheme Dick Poole Fillies' S. at Salisbury. She was an unconsidered 28-1 outsider for this first outing over the six-furlong trip and an attempt at becoming the second pattern-race winner in two days for her freshman sire (by Dubawi {Ire}), following the success of Rocchigiani (GB) in Baden-Baden's G3 Zukunftsrennen. Romantic Time was slowly into stride and raced off the pace in rear through halfway. Making headway and sticking to the far-side rail inside the final quarter mile, she quickened to the front with 100 yards remaining en route to an ultimately snug one-length success from Pearl Glory (Ire) (Cotai Glory {GB}).

“It's brilliant and I'm absolutely thrilled to get my first Group winner,” said Cambridgeshire-based conditioner William Stone. “Hollie [Doyle] gave the horse a great ride and that was super. The step up to six [furlongs] was great and I think she was a bit unlucky [at Newbury] last time. She got going a bit late there and met a bit of trouble in running, which didn't help her. I don't know what we'll do now, because we came here not knowing if she'd stay six, so I couldn't really look at anything for her until we got today out of the way. We'll just look at different options and go from there.”

Romantic Time, kin to a yearling filly by Tasleet (GB), is the second of three foals and lone performer produced by a half-sister to Listed Chester S. placegetter Top Tug (Ire) (Halling). Her Listed Oh So Sharp S.-winning second dam Top Romance (Ire) (Entrepreneur {GB}) is a half-sister to MGSP GII San Francisco Breeders' Cup H. third National Anthem (GB) (Royal Academy) and a granddaughter of Listed Prix Charles Laffitte victrix La Romance (Lyphard).

Thursday, Salisbury, Britain
IRE INCENTIVE SCHEME DICK POOLE FILLIES' S.-G3, £45,000, Salisbury, 9-2, 2yo, f, 6fT, 1:13.55, g/f.
1–ROMANTIC TIME (GB), 126, f, 2, by Time Test (GB)
1st Dam: Percy's Romance (GB), by Sir Percy (GB)
2nd Dam: Top Romance (Ire), by Entrepreneur (GB)
3rd Dam: Heart's Harmony (GB), by Blushing Groom (Fr)
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN; 1ST GROUP WIN. O-Mrs Denis Haynes; B-Wretham Stud (GB); T-William Stone; J-Hollie Doyle. £25,520. Lifetime Record: 6-3-0-1, $46,122. Werk Nick Rating: A. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Pearl Glory (Ire), 126, f, 2, Cotai Glory (GB)–Oatmeal (GB), by Dalakhani (Ire). (4,000gns Wlg '19 TATFOA; £12,000 2yo '21 TATGOR). O-Team Valor LLC & Gary Barber; B-Ronan Ely (IRE); T-Kevin Philippart De Foy. £9,675.
3–Crazyland (GB), 126, f, 2, Kodiac (GB)–Imperialistic Diva (Ire), by Haafhd (GB). (57,000gns Ylg '20 TATOCT). O-P Stokes & S Krase; B-Yeguada Centurion SL (GB); T-Clive Cox. £4,842.
Margins: 1, NO, HF. Odds: 28.00, 4.50, 18.00.
Also Ran: Porsche Cavalier (Ire), Dubai Jewel (GB), Misty Ayr (Ire), Delmona (Ire), Perfect News (GB), Tardis (GB), Unfinishedsympathy (Ire), Minnamoolka (Ire), Intelligentsia (Ire). Click for the Racing Post result or the free catalogue-style pedigree.

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