The Gary Portelli-trained Time To Reign (Time For War), a half-brother to 2017 Golden Slipper Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) winner She Will Reign (Manhattan Rain), maintained his unbeaten record with an all the way victory at Randwick yesterday. The juvenile was purchased by Darby Racing, De Burgh Equine and his trainer for $325,000 at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the Yarraman Stud draft and he could now be given the opportunity to emulate the feat of his sibling. “He was out there by himself and looking at everything,” Portelli said. “He saw the second horse looming and did enough to get the job done. He will have to improve to win the Golden Slipper but he’s going the right way. If he’s good enough he’ll get in.”
Portelli said there were few similarities to his older half-sister She Will Reign. “You can compare them in ability but not much else.” he said. “But hopefully he can win us another Slipper.”
He has won 2 races in 2 starts and he is one of the best chances to win the Golden Slipper next year.