27 March 2018

Nadeson Park’s blue blooded stallion Time Thief was represented by his first Gr1 winner when daughter In Her Time landed the Gr1 PFD Food Services Galaxy, run over 1100 metres at Rosehill on Saturday.
In Her Time crossed from the gate and sat off the speed set by front runner Ball Of Muscle with Jungle Edge settled second and Snitty Kitty also burning along in third.
The first three held a notable gap for a while on the rest of the pack and did all the work up front.
Ball Of Muscle led around the turn into the straight, but was quickly challenged by the swoopers.
There was a lot of pressure up front as those from the back of the field made up the ground, In Her Time going to the outside and sprinting up to hit the lead.
She held off the fast-finishing English, who missed the kick but ran a brave second improving her sixth in 2016 and seventh in 2017 in The Galaxy results.
A first Gr1 winner for trainer Ben Smith, In Her Time has now won eight times, with her wins including five stakes scores.

Her first Gr1 triumph pushed her earnings to over AUS $1.8 million.

Winner of the Zeditave Stakes and runner up in the Gr1 Caulfield Guineas, Time Thief is a son of triple Australian Champion Sire Redoute’s Choice. The latter is sire of, among others, reigning Australian Champion Sire Snitzel, whose daughter Estijaab won Saturday ‘s Gr1LONGINES Golden Slipper at Rosehill.

Time Thief is a ¾ brother to former multiple South African champion Laisserfaire, a daughter of Redoute’s Choice’s sire Danehill. Laisserfaire won 12 races, with her five Gr1 triumphs including both the 2001 and 2002 Cape Flying Championship.

Another half-sister to Time Thief is the dam of high-class local galloper Zodiac Ruler, runner up in the 2017 Gr1 Investec Cape Derby.

This is the same family as champion sire Centaine.

Time Thief has a single lot from his first South African crop on offer at the 2018 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.
This is a filly (Lot 411) whose Jet Master sired dam is a full-sister to G1 Empress Club Stakes winner Stratos, and hails from the same family as July winning champion Space Walk.