Precious patience proves a virtue
GERALD Ryan played the waiting game at the sales to get yesterday’s Royal Randwick winner Time Is Precious.
And when he got her for just $120,000 at the Magic Millions Sales, he was chuffed.
“Her grandmother went through the same draft as Savabeel — and Savabeel was the pick of the colts — and Rose Reward was the pick of the fillies, so I’ve always watched the pedigree and this horse came into the ring.”
Ridden by Glen Boss, the two-year-old began strongly, then given a breather before entering the straight helped Time Is Precious beat favourite Postcode by a long-neck.
“I wasn’t surprised she won because she just does everything right,” Ryan said. “She’s only had two jumpouts and one trial. When she got there so easily, I knew they’d be flatout running her down. She’ll be better at 1400m.”
She either goes to the $1 million Golden Gift at Rosehill in three weeks or the Magic Millions early next year.
Postcode’s co-trainer Adrian Bott said his horse would win one sooner rather than later.
“He probably lost that little bit of sharpness today that he had a fortnight ago,” Bott said.
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