Bashford Manor S. (gr. III)

(gr. III , 6f ,)

TIME BANDIT (CH h, 115 lb) $68,262
Time for a Change —La Voyageuse , by Tentam
B—Cypress Farms 1991, KY.; O—Padua Stables; T—D. Wayne Lukas

Yes It's True (B h, 121 lb) $22,020
Is It True —Clever Monique , by Clever Trick
B—George Waggoner Stables Inc., KY.; O—Padua Stables; T—D. Wayne Lukas

Haus of Dehere (CH h, 115 lb) $11,010
Dehere —Hausman , by Greinton (GB)
B—Robert M. Clinkinbeard, KY.; O—Roberts, Bea and Robert H.; T—Stanley M. Hough

Margins: 1¾, 1¼, neck. Others: Saratoga Summer 115($5,505) , Chief Howcome 112($3,303) , Robahush 115 , Late Carson 115 , Fantastisch 112 . Winning Jockey, Charles R. Woods, Jr..

Owner Satish Sanan completed a sweep of Churchill Downs’ three-race series for juvenile males when his Time Bandit won the Bashford Manor Stakes (gr. III) from entrymate Yes It’s True. The entry went off favored at 1-5, and the two runners ran as a team before Time Bandit drew clear in the stretch to score by 13/4 lengths.

“We were just second best, there are no excuses,” said rider Pat Day, who was aboard Daily Racing Form consensus pick Yes It’s True. “The other horse eyeballed him the whole way, and then put him away in the drive.”

The loss was the first in four races for Yes It’s True, and it prevented him from duplicating the feat of last year’s Horse of the Year Favorite Trick by sweeping the series. Yes It’s True won the first two races in the series, the Kentucky Breeders’ Cup Stakes in track-record time and the WHAS-11 Stakes in track-record-equaling time.

Trainer D. Wayne Lukas bought Time Bandit shortly after the colt won a maiden race at Keeneland on April 15 for a partnership that included trainer Peter Pugh. Time Bandit scored by nine lengths in :51.98 (the track record for that 41/2-furlong distance is :51). Two days later at Keeneland, Yes It’s True won by five in :51.82.

Some five weeks after his debut, Time Bandit was consigned by Kirkwood Stables, agent, to the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May sale of 2-year-olds in training, but was withdrawn prior to the sale. A week later, he made his first start for Sanan’s Padua Stables, finishing three-quarters of a length behind the winner in fourth-place in the May 25 Westchester Stakes at Hollywood Park. The following month, he finished seventh in the Haggin Stakes at Hollywood.

Bred in Kentucky by Ken Ellenberg’s Cypress Farms, Time Bandit was consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, to the 1997 Keeneland September yearling sale, where Pugh bought him for $85,000. Ellenberg, who is aligned with Jerry Bailey in the pinhooking of horses, had bought Time Bandit’s dam, La Voyageuse, for $70,000 at the 1992 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November mixed sale. In foal to Time for a Change, La Voyageuse was consigned by Spendthrift Farm.

Time Bandit is the 34th stakes winner sired by Time for a Change. The deceased stallion also sired additional 1998 added-money winners Wasatch (gr. III) and Memories of Gold. Time for a Change stood at Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. Clay’s Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., prior to his death in April of 1996.—D. S.