Trainers Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott have timed their run to the DoubleTree By Hilton Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) at Ellerslie next week to perfection with promising juvenile Time Ruler, who was originally a $7,000 gavelhouse.com buy.
The gelding ran away to a comfortable 5-1/2 length victory in the Ray White Mount Maunganui Juvenile (1200m) at Tauranga on Friday, with his $17,250 earnings from the race booking his spot in next week’s two-year-old feature.
It was also a good result for his sire Time Test, who recorded his first southern hemisphere victory as a sire with the win.
“He (Time Ruler) had won a trial early on and was impressive and has taken a bit more time in learning his craft. Andrew and Lance have done a wonderful job and now have the horse in the Karaka Millions,” said Little Avondale Stud principal Sam Williams, who stands Time Test at his Wairarapa farm.
“It is outstanding for Time Ruler and fantastic for Time Test to have his first winner in the southern hemisphere and a runner in the race (Karaka Million).” – NZ Racing News, photo Race Images.
Entries for the next gavelhouse.com Thoroughbred auction are due online by 10pm Monday 17 January. The sale will go live at 5pm on Tuesday 18 January and will run through until 7pm on Monday 24 January.