The Maine Chance Farms’ bred Time Odyssey has been enjoying a great run of success in Singapore of late.
The promising stayer absolutely thrashed his rivals when running out a facile, three length winner of the Kranji Stakes at Kranji on Sunday and is now likely to be aimed at some of the bigger Singapore feature races.
Jockey Corey Brown tucked Time Odyssey in third place just off the early speed, and, when he asked his mount to quicken, Time Odyssey ran on strongly to prevail as he liked in the 1600m contest.
Time Odyssey, who was conceding 6kgs to the runner up Eclipse Dancer and 4kgs to the third home, has now won four of his last five outings and five times in Singapore in total.
Sunday’s win pushed the son of Jet Master’s earnings to over $260 000, and he looks likely to add yet substantially to this total.
Winning trainer and South African Pat Shaw was ecstatic with the win, saying,” Touch wood, he could be my (Singapore) Derby horse. He’s done nothing wrong so far and from the way he won his last two starts, he’s the right horse,” said the South African maestro.
“He had 59.5kg and gave away weight to most of them and still won easily today. We’ll play it by ear and I will check with the owners, but I could run him in the Fortune Bowl in nine days’ time.”
The Avengers Stables’ owned gelding was bred by Maine Chance Farms, with the four-year-old gelding having cost R1.6 million at the 2013 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.
He shares his sire Jet Master with former Singapore champion Lizarre, and Singapore’s latest sensation is out of the Spectrum mare Tachina –best known as the dam of G2 Gauteng Guineas winner and R3 million earner Tellina.