Pride says Time is right for G3 test

SYDNEY May 17 2019

There are two versions of Passage Of Time, the one before he was gelded and the one after and trainer Joe Pride much prefers the latter.

As an entire, Passage Of Time showed glimpses of talent but was unreliable.

Since being gelded before the start of his current campaign, the five-year-old has been racing much more genuinely, just failing to run down Top Striker at Randwick first-up before posting a dominant win on the Kensington track earlier this month.

Pride is confident Passage Of Time can take that vein of form to Brisbane where he tackles the Group Three BRC Sprint (1350m) at Doomben on Saturday.

"He's been gelded now and that seems to have made the ultimate difference to him," Pride said.

"His two runs as a gelding are lengths better than what he was doing before as a colt, he was really mixing his form and not finishing his races off.

"He's a different proposition now and the Sydney form stacks up really well when you take them interstate."

Passage Of Time is the only Sydney-trained horse in the BRC Sprint, a race Pride knows well having won it with Tiger Tees in 2012.

With the early scratching of Snippet's Land, 12 rivals will line up against Passage Of Time who was rated an $11 chance on race eve in a market headed by local sprinter Chapter And Verse at $3.10.

Mandy Cottell - AAP

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