TIME TEST (16hh, 2012 Dubawi x Passage Of Time)
£8,500 1st October SLF
- First foals averaged £25,550 (0ver three times his initial covering fee)
- First two books covered include the dams of 2019 Classic Winners Star Catcher and Logician
A horse gifted with tremendous acceleration, Time Test offers breeders access to an elite, sound performer who is supported by one of Juddmonte Farm’s most successful families, all at an affordable fee.
He was precocious enough to win at two and fulfilled all of that promise at three for Roger Charlton, when his wins included the Joel and Tercentenary Stakes. Time Test had Group 1 winner Decorated Knight behind him in the Joel but it is for his devastating display in the Tercentenary at Royal Ascot for which he is well remembered. “Here, we believe, is the horse with more chance than any of being able to take down Golden Horn later in the season,” summarised Timeform following Time Test’s romp, for which they handed him a rating of 130p.
Time Test did indeed develop into that anticipated high level performer. He returned at four to win the Brigadier Gerard and York Stakes and run third in the Eclipse Stakes on unsuitably soft ground while a brief spell with Chad Brown in the US yielded Grade 1 placings in the Fourstardave Handicap and Manhattan Stakes.
A son of the all-conquering Dubawi, Time Test is out of two-year-old Group 1 winner Passage Of Time and a member of Juddmonte’s powerful Lost Virtue family also responsible for Twice Over, now one of the leading young lights of the South African stallion ranks.
With all that in mind, it is understandable that Time Test received a strong book of mares in his first twos seasons, a number of whom were supplied by a notable collection of shareholders.
Notables mares in his first two books include Scuffle (dam of Gr.1 St. Leger Winner Logician), Lynnwood Chase (dam of multiple Gr.1 winners inc three-time Gr.1 winner Star Catcher), Comic (dam of Hong Kong legend Viva Pataca) and Aurelia (dam of dual Oaks runner-up Harlequeen).
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