Time Lock elevates herself to Group company
Frankel filly Time Lock made a beautifully timed run to take the Gr.3 Princess Royal Stakes at Newmarket on Friday (29th September).
Taken from the European Bloodstock News, 30th September 2023:
Ryan Moore judged the pace right aboard the Harry and Roger Charlton-trained Time Lock in the Gr.3 Princess Royal Stakes at Newmarket on Friday. The four-year-old daughter of Frankel was held up as Peripatetic set strong opening fractions to the 12 furlong contest. Several were off the bridle four furlongs out, but Time Lock was making steady improvement on the stands’ side all the while. She hit the front over two furlongs from home and was full of running in the finish, going on to score by four and a quarter lengths. Sweet Memories was second, a length and a half in front of Running Lion.
Barry Mahon, Racing Manager to Juddmonte, said: “We have been struggling to get her Stakes win here, so we decided to bring her over to France and we won that race last year with a nice filly. She bolted up that day and I’d say it gave her a bit of confidence and she looks to have improved for it."
“They went quick, and they went a proper mile and a half pace for a Gr.3. She’s done it well and she stays well. She is genuine and tries hard. She has always looked a good filly. To be fair Ryan [Moore] hit the nail on the head as we set her back when we ran her at Haydock early on in the year and the ground was very quick and she resented it and it probably set her back a bit. It has taken us a couple of runs to get her confidence back and it looks like she is doing it now."