The Robertson based Maine Chance Farms looks to have produced an exciting Singapore performer in the form of Time Odyssey.
The latter impressed on Sunday with a fluent win in the $80 000 Kranji Stakes and Time Odyssey looks destined for bigger and better things.
The Pat Shaw trained gelding put a whopping six lengths between himself and his rivals in the 1800m contest as he coasted home to victory under jockey Corey Brown.
Assistant trainer Ricardo Le Grange was delighted with the win, commenting “We always knew he was a smart horse but he has been a frustrating horse when he was not putting it together. I think he does have a liking for Polytrack but he has also won on grass. We do have the Derby in mind for him.”
Sunday’s victory was a fourth Singapore success for Time Odyssey, whose sire is also responsible for former Singapore champion Lizarre.
A son of seven times champion sire Jet Master, Time Odyssey was a R1.6 million buy from the 2013 Emperors Palace National Sale. This sale also produced Saturday’s G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate winner Legal Eagle.
Raced by the Avengers Stable, Time Odyssey is out of the unraced Spectrum mare Tachina.
The latter has been a wonderful servant to Maine Chance, with her six winners including Tellina. The latter, a son of the farm’s resident sire Silvano, has earned nearly R3 000 000, with his wins including the G2 Gauteng Guineas with Tellina’s placed efforts including six at G1 level.
Time Odyssey hails from a wonderful classic family, with his relatives including dual Derby winner Old Vic, as well as 2000 Guineas winner and successful sire and broodmare sire High Top.
Tachina has a Silvano filly (Lot 105) on offer at next week’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale.