Time To Talk Set For Sandown Debut

Undefeated sprinter Time To Talk will make her city debut tonight, and trainer Angela Galea is confident her first start at Sandown Park will be a winning one.

Mick Floyd

1 November 2018

Undefeated sprinter Time To Talk will make her city debut tonight, and trainer Angela Galea is confident her first start at Sandown Park will be a winning one.

Time To Talk was superlative through the three-week Horsham Vic Breeders series winning by a combined 12 lengths and setting a new 410m track record in the semi-final. The daughter of Magic Sprite has had a look at Sandown Park and Galea is pleased with the way she handled the View Road circuit.

“She had a post-to-post trial last week and went really well, it was one of the best times of the day,” she said.

“She’s fighting fit and will run the 500m. The only concern I have is the box (she will jump from box 6) because she does like to veer towards the rail. But hopefully her speed can get her to the front.”

Galea knew very early in Time To Talk’s preparation that she had a real talent on her hand, though running a track record at her second career start certainly came as a pleasant surprise.

“I always knew she had the ability. In the heats of the Vic Breeders the track was really heavy with the rain, it was just a miserable day. To be able to win after the trouble she found that day we thought that was a really good run.

“She’s always shown ability, but to break the track record at her second start was just sensational.”

Time To Talk is the product of a repeat mating of Magic Sprite and Fainting Fancies, with the first mating producing the excellent It’s All Talk who won 32 of 55 career starts. She also won her first seven career starts, her unbeaten streak ending when running sixth behind Fantastic Skye in the 2015 group 2 Laurels. While still early in Time To Talk’s career – she is still just 20 months of age – Galea is hopeful that she can follow a similar path to that of It’s All Talk.

“All going well we may try (a Laurels campaign) with Time To Talk but it’s still a long way off, I just want to take things week by week and see how she goes. It was great to have It’s All Talk and enjoy the ride with her, and to do this again and see the potential she has it’s really exciting. The whole family is excited, we’re just over the moon.

“There are some races at Sandown coming up including a Vic Breeders for 1-4 wins series so we’re eying that off, but at the moment we’re just taking it one race at a time.“

Including bonuses, the winner of the 1-4 win series will pick up $21,000 and is one of eight feature finals to be run on TAB Melbourne Cup night. Visit www.superdogs.com.au for the full TAB Melbourne Cup Night program.

Time To Talk will line up in race 2 at 7.22pm.

 

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