Tunwoo Filly Takes Down $25,000 FTOBA Florida-bred Win Bonus
BY BROCK SHERIDAN
Jockey Edgard Zayas sent Florida-bred Time Passage right to the front from the start of the $75,000 Miss Gracie and never looked back on the way to a gate-to-wire victory against five other fillies and mares at Gulfstream Park Saturday. In winning her third consecutive race, all at a mile-and-70-yards on the Gulfstream Park all-weather surface, Time Passage also earned a $25,000 win bonus as a registered Florida-bred presented by the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association.
Time Passage had little trouble in taking the initiative into the clubhouse turn and was two lengths clear of fellow Florida-bred Olga in second with Pawky another three lengths farther back as they headed down the backstretch after a quarter-mile in :23.90 on the synthetic course.
Time Passage continued her fast pace with a half-mile split in :46.94 and that appeared to allow Pawky and 6-5 favorite Coco to muster a challenge midway around the far turn. But Time Passage shook off her rivals at the top of the stretch and cruised home to complete the victory in 1:41.43 and two-and-three-quarter lengths clear of To Thyself B True in second. Pawky was a neck farther back in third followed by Florida-bred Coco, Luck in the Dusk and Olga. Don’t Get Pickled and Florida-bred Principia were scratched.
Time Passage paid $4.80 to win and the $69,550 payday increased her career earnings to $263,045.
Trained by Eddie Plesa Jr. for wife Laurie Plesa and Glassman Racing LLC, Time Passage began her streak with a neck victory in a first level, $25,000 optional claiming on Aug. 20. She was then more dominant when winning the $60,000 Soaring Softly overnight handicap by two-and-a-quarter lengths on Sept. 9.
Time Passage has now won five of 12 career starts with two seconds while providing a good return on her $85,000 purchase price by Karl and Cathi Glassman at the 2021 Ocala Breeders’ Sales October Yearling Sale where she was consigned by Stuart Morris. She is undefeated around two turns on synthetic.
Bred by Baoma Corp., Time Passage is by the Bridlewood Farm stallion Tunwoo and is the second foal out of the Florida-bred Kantharos mare Savingtime, winner of the 2016 edition of the Miss Gracie. The accomplished Savingtime produced another memorable Florida-bred in Outfoxed, also bred by Baoma Corp., and by another Bridlewood Farm stallion in Valiant Minister. Outfoxed dominated two legs of the filly division of the 2021 FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes, winning the $200,000 Susan’s Girl by a record 13 ½ lengths and the $400,000 My Dear Girl by nine-and-a-quarter lengths.
Savingtime has an unnamed yearling colt by Valiant Minister, an unnamed weanling filly by Candy Ride (Arg) and was bred to Valiant Minister in 2023.
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