Nadeson Park’s well bred young sire Time Thief had an impressive G1 winner in Macau recently, when his 3yo son Happy Cash landed the Chairman’s Challenge Cup on Sunday.
The Australian bred gelding ran on nicely to land the 1200m contest by half a length from Yanson (whose dam is by another Cape sire in Black Minnaloushe), with third place finisher, Valiant Soldier, another 4.25 lengths away.
Happy Cash, who stopped the clock in a time of 73.8, has now won five times in Macau.
His sire Time Thief recently finished his first season at Nadeson Park. A son of triple Australian champion sire Redoute’s Choice (sire of top class sires Beneteau, Not A Single Doubt, Snitzel and Stratum), Time Thief was a high class performer, who won the Listed Zeditave Stakes and who finished second in the G1 Caulfield Guineas and third in the G1 Australian Stakes.
He is out of the outstanding Jade Hunter mare Procrastinate –whose other stakes winners include dual South African champion Laisserfaire (by Danehill –sire of Redoute’s Choice). The latter, one of the best sprinting fillies to grace the local turf, won 12 times, with her five individual Grade One victories including two renewals of the Cape Flying Championship.
Time Thief’s full sister, A Time For Julia, was a top class racemare, whose victories included the G3 Bellmaine Stakes.
Procrastinate is also the second dam of G2 Expressway Stakes winner Centennial Park and G3 BTC Chairman’s Hcp winner Ballack.