Measured Time emulates big brother with towering Manhattan performance


Measured Time matched his illustrious half-brother Rebel’s Romance with a second G1 win this year as he readily took the Manhattan Stakes at Saratoga on Saturday.

Having captured the G1 Jebel Hatta at Meydan in January, four-year-old Measured Time impressed again with a two-length verdict over Nations Pride in the turf feature on the Belmont Stakes card.

Measured Time is due to remain in the United States, with the G1 Arlington Million at Colonial Downs in August a likely next step. He could ultimately end up at Del Mar in November for the Breeders’ Cup Turf, which is also a long-term option for Rebel’s Romance. Nations Pride is set to head to Monmouth for next month’s G2 United Nations Stakes following his strong effort.

Star Of Mystery ran well in defeat at Saratoga as well, taking third in the G1 Jaipur Stakes, and the three-year-old filly may be aimed at the G1 Franklin-Simpson Stakes at Kentucky Downs in September. Mischief Magic was fifth in the Jaipur and could remain at Saratoga for the G2 Troy Stakes.

Champion filly Pretty Mischievous secured more G1 Black Type when finishing third in the Ogden Phipps Stakes on the same card, with Mysterious Night filling the runner-up spot in the G3 Poker Stakes. Jefferson Street looks certain to tackle better company after taking an allowance race by eight lengths at the New York track on Friday.

In the UK, King Of Conquest notched a second Listed win at Goodwood in the Tapster Stakes, while Summer Of Love warmed up for Royal Ascot with a stylish display at Kempton Park.

Vilana scored the biggest win of his career as he stormed to victory in Saturday’s G2 Moreton Cup in Australia and the five-year-old will back up quickly at Eagle Farm for this weekend’s G1 Stradbroke Handicap. Champagne Stakes winner Broadsiding could take a major step to securing Champion Two-Year-Old honours with success in the G1 JJ Atkins Stakes on the same fixture.