Long Time Ago on the up and up
Breednet - Wednesday, 5 July 2017
She's come to hand a bit later than her illustrious mother, however Long Time Ago could be setting herself up nicely for the future after resuming with a win at Canterbury on Wednesday.

Redoute's ChoiceIt was the second win from four starts for Long Time Ago, a daughter of Redoute's Choice and former Australian Oaks winner Once Were Wild.

Once Were Wild was beaten on debut in a maiden before reeling of six wins from her next seven starts culminating in the Oaks win at Randwick in 2010 and she raced on for two more seasons which saw her win the Group II Chairman's Handicap at Randwick and placed in the Group I Sydney Cup and Group III Lexus Stakes.

Given her profile, a 1250m race at Canterbury is unlikely to be the real forte for Long Time Ago so can only augur well for her prospects.

"This race looked a nice place to kick her off," co-trainer Adrian Bott said.

"She looked to have hit a little bit of a flat spot at the top of the straight but she stuck to her guns and was strong to the line.

"We've been looking forward to getting her over a trip. She looks like a miler every day of the week so we'll just take our time with her.

"She's always been a very nice filly. Hopefully a stakes filly in the making."

Long Time Ago is a homebred for John Singleton's Strawberry Hills Stud who also raced Once Were Wild.

She is the first foal of her dam who has a two-year-old by Big Brown and produced a yearling colt and weanling colt by Redoute's Choice since. She missed last season.

Race 2 - Casino Prince@vinery (Bm67) - 1250m
Class: Benchmark 67. Track: Soft(6). Time: 1:15.85. Sectional Time: 0:36.27 at 600m.
Prizemoney: $40,000 - 1st: $22,200 2nd: $8,000 3rd: $4,000.
 1   Long Time Ago T: G Waterhouse and A Bott J: J Parr
3f   Redoute's Choice x Once Were Wild (Johannesburg (USA) )
Not Offered
 2 1.0 Witches T: Darren Beadman J: B Avdulla
3f   Lonhro x Ouija (Viscount )
Not Offered
 3 1.1 Hammoon Dream T: K A Lees J: Rachel King
3f   Dreamscape x Venassas Jig (USA) (Street Cry (IRE) )
Not Offered
 4 1.5 Pandeia T: G D Hickman J: A Adkins
3f   Ad Valorem (USA) x Miss Canny (Canny Lad )
 5 1.6 Primavera T: M, W and J Hawkes J: C Reith
3f   Redoute's Choice x Flame Of Sydney (Encosta De Lago )
 6 1.7 Miss Que T: Joseph Pride J: J Bowman
3f   Fastnet Rock x Tarcoola Diamond (Last Tycoon (IRE) )
 7 4.2 Picardy Rose T: G A Ryan J: J Innes Jnr
3f   Smart Missile x Fetes Galantes (Brave Warrior )
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