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Roman Time Wins Karrakatta Plate
Ill-fated former Western Australia-based Alwyn Park Stud shuttler Danetime (Danehill-Allegheny River, by Lear Fan) added a juvenile group success when gelded son Roman Time (Danetime-True Roman, by Is It True) scored by a neck in the $500,000 Gr2 Karrakatta Plate (1200m) for 2YOs at Ascot. Roman Time (ridden by William Pike for trainer Fred Kersley) defeated fellow gelding Scenic Blast (Scenic-Daughter's Charm, by Delgado) & previously unbeaten favoured filly Jestatune (Rory's Jester-Umatune, by Umatilla). Roman Time (a $44,000 yearling at the 2006 Magic Millions Perth Premier Sale) now has 2 wins & 3 placings (including February's Listed Supremacy Stakes over 1100m at Ascot) from 8 starts for $355,000 earnings. Meanwhile his 9YO dam True Roman is in-foal to WA's Taunton Vale sire Bearcat (Danehill-Fitting, by Marscay) who covered over 80 mares last season & is a full-brother to Gr1 Golden Slipper winner Catbird; the "resulting foal will be a 3/4 brother to Roman Time," noted breednet.com.au.