The Woolavington 2000 could be on the cards for the lightly-raced Ridgemont-bred Dynasty filly Time Flies who made all of the running in what was a mostly slow-run race to win the R150 000 KRA Listed East Coast Cup at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Saturday. In the process she registered her maiden stakes success.
While it will be a step up in class at weight-for-age in a fortnight from now if she does take in the Woolavington, the Brett Crawford-trained Time Flies looks to have loads of scope and a serious touch of class.
Assistant James Crawford is prepping the Brett Crawford CHampions Season string in Joburg, and showing the BMT needed to train horses at the top level.
The young man would have made Dad proud with a second consecutive weekend winning raid down from the Highveld, that included a cracking runner-up effort by Winchester Mansions in the WSB Gr2 1900.
James said that the Woolavington was a possibility, but told the Sporting Post that it would depend on how the filly travels and shows in a day or two.
“We are on our way back to Johannesburg now and we will see how she is. The Woolavington is a fortnight away, so that will be taken into account and discussed with the connections. But she is really progressive and it was a very pleasing effort from her,” he added.
Allowed to set her own fractions out front in the high-riding Hollywood Syndicate silks, Time Flies was given a peach of a ride by Louis Mxothwa who capitalised on the lack of pressure to make all, and still find when it counted.
In a thrilling drive to the wire, Mxothwa kept Time Flies (18-10) at her task to withstand a wide out challenge from the gallant recent Listed Scarlet Lady winner Dawnofanewday (2-1) by 0,40 lengths in a time of 126,30 secs.
Bred by Ridgemont, the winner is a daughter of the iconic late Dynasty (Fort Wood) out of the three-time Whipper mare, Right And Ready.
A winner of 5 races with 4 places from 9 starts, Time Flies took her earnings to R386 875.
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