Treasure Time to make his racecourse debut at Newbury on Thursday 15th June 2023

Treasure Time (Trevor as he is known down at Somerville Lodge) the colt in which I have a handful of shares with the Raceshare syndicate makes his debut at Newbury on Thursday in the 6½f Welcome To The BV Group Novice Stakes at 2.20.

The colt is by second-season sire Time Test, who has made a promising start to his career at stud thus far and had 24 winners from 75 runners (32%) in 2022. Time Test, by leading sire Dubawi, was a dual G.2 winner over a mile to a mile-two-furlongs in his career, officially rated 121 at his best, and boasts a top-class Juddmonte pedigree on his dam side being out of their G.1 winning two-year-old Passage Of Time (Dansili). Treasure Time is the fifth foal out of Penny Drops (invincible Spirit) who was Listed placed five times in her racing career up to 7f and was officially rated 96 at her peak.

All four of her foals have are now winners, Equality four wins in total (highest OR 104), Badri eight wins in total (highest OR 100), Outgate with four wins in total (highest OR 98) and Deceiver who won on his three-year-old debut earlier this year (highest OR 79). Outgate won on debut whilst the other three took a couple of runs to get that first victory.  

The yard of William Haggas is in fair form and has had three two-year-old wins this Turf season from eleven runs (27% strike-rate), made up of two winners from six horses to have run. Haggas has taken out his other runner (Viridian), sadly I do not know if that is due to confidence in Trevor or just one of those things. 

I can hardly tip the colt, first time out against twelve others, nine of them making debut, who knows how good any of them may turn out to be? There are some nice looking pedigrees on show, not least that of Treasure Time, and a few with six-figure price tags to live up to such as Iberian who cost 200,000 Guineas as a yearling; Treasure Time was an 80,000 Guineas yearling. 

I will of course be having a little investment, got to aint I, and you never know he may be the next superstar go unbeaten in his racing career and be valued at millions when retired to stud. It will though truth be told be a bet I place very much with fingers firmly crossed...................if he runs well and shows promise I will be happy. 

I get to go as an owner (a first for me) and one thing you can bet on, is that I intend to thoroughly enjoy the occasion. C'mon Trevor! 

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