Tardis A Stakes First For Time Test at Newbury

Time Test, who secured a first stakes win with Tardis | Amy Lanigan


Wood Hall Stud's 2-year-old filly Tardis (GB) (Time Test {GB}), who hit the board contesting five-furlong heats at York and Haydock in June, graduated in a July 13 maiden tackling an extended five furlongs at Bath last time and continued on the upgrade with a first black-type win for her freshman sire (by Dubawi {Ire}) in Friday's Listed BetVictor St Hugh's S. at Newbury. Breaking with the tailenders and in rear through the initial fractions, the 11-1 chance made relentless headway from halfway to go seventh entering the final furlong and displayed an impressive array of gears in the closing stages to collar Attagirl (GB) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) by a head in the dying strides for a career high.

“She made a nice debut, but it was trainer error that she was beaten on her second start as I ran her back too quick at Haydock,” admitted trainer Michael Bell. “I gave her a break and brought her back for Bath and gave her another break before bringing her back for this as she's not a filly you can bounce into races. She'd been going well into the race and we'd been very happy with her preparation since Bath. She didn't have the ideal passage through, but she showed a really good attitude and a turn of foot to get the job done. My son Nick bought her and I'm sure he'll have his own idea about plans. She's got black type now and the [G2] Flying Childers [at Doncaster] might be an option. She's not a filly you'd run on autumn ground and she must have a decent surface as she's not very big. I could see her making up into a decent little sprinter next year. [Former stable incumbent] Margot Did wasn't very big and she trained on to win a [G1] Nunthorpe at three. Size doesn't always matter.”

Tardis is the first of three foals produced by a multiple-winning daughter of juvenile scorer Greensand (GB) (Green Desert), herself a half-sister to GII Honeymoon H. vixtrix and GI Beverly D. S. placegetter Country Garden (GB) (Selkirk). The March-foaled bay–who hails from a family featuring stakes-winning G1 Irish Oaks, G1 Prix de l'Opera and GI Flower Bowl Invitational placegetter Mot Juste (GB) (Mtoto {GB})–is a half-sister to a yearling filly by Rajasinghe (Ire) and a weanling filly by Postponed (Ire).

Friday, Newbury, Britain
BETVICTOR ST HUGH'S S.-Listed, £30,000, Newbury, 8-13, 2yo, f, 5f 34yT, 1:01.62, gd.
1–TARDIS (GB), 126, f, 2, by Time Test (GB)
1st Dam: Twizzell (GB), by Equiano (Fr)
2nd Dam: Greensand (GB), by Green Desert
3rd Dam: Totham (GB), by Shernazar (Ire)
1ST BLACK TYPE WIN. (16,000gns RNA Wlg '19 TATFOA; 18,000gns 2yo '21 TATBRG). O-Wood Hall Stud Ltd & Partner; B-Keyfan Bloodstock (GB); T-Michael Bell; J-Oisin Murphy. £17,013. Lifetime Record: 4-2-1-1, $32,064.
2–Attagirl (GB), 126, f, 2, Wootton Bassett (GB)–Catalina Bay (Ire), by Pastoral Pursuits (GB). (£90,000 Ylg '20 GOFOR). O-Clipper Logistics; B-Southacre Bloodstock (GB); T-Karl Burke. £6,450.
3–Delmona (Ire), 126, f, 2, Dandy Man (Ire)–Imelda Mayhem (GB), by Byron (GB). (£44,000 Ylg '20 TATIRY). O-HH Shaikh Nasser Al Khalifa & Fawzi Nass; B-Ballyhane Stud (IRE); T-Tom Dascombe. £3,228.
Margins: HD, 1, HF. Odds: 11.00, 14.00, 2.00.
Also Ran: Canonized (GB), Fearless Angel (Ire), Flotus (Ire), Porsche Cavalier (Ire), Romantic Time (GB), Guilded (Ire), Bellarena Lady (GB), Kimngrace (Ire), Amanda Hug'n'kiss (GB), Red Showgirl (GB), Devious Angel (Ire), Silken Petals (GB), Cotai Beauty (Ire), Bella's Pearl (GB). Scratched: Choux (Ire), Dark Tulip (GB). Click for the Racing Post result.

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