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In Good Time to spring another surprise

By Glenn Davis

Wyong trainer Tracey Bartley is hoping to spring another upset with In Good Time in the Listed TAB Bright Shadow at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

In Good Time has recovered well from her last start when she won the Listed Ascot Handicap over 1200 metres at Eagle Farm at boilover odds of $61.

The five-year-old is lucky to be racing after she cut a front tendon in a swimming pool accident on Father’s Day last year.

“She severed her flexor tendon in the pool when she got her leg up in the pool and cut it on a tile,” Bartley said.

“We were devasted at first, she couldn’t walk and we had to box her for four months.

“She was in plaster for the first month but then we were able to just wrap the injury.”

In Good Time, a Dale Smith mount, is being prepared in Brisbane by Eagle Farm trainer Barry Lockwood who was delighted with the mare’s recovery following her Ascot Handicap victory.

Eagle Farm

TAB ASCOT Handicap 1200m

Bartley has known Lockwood for more than 30 years when he was apprenticed to the late Frank Penfold in Sydney.

“Barry is very happy with her and we’re hoping she’ll get a dry track again,” Bartley said.

“I can’t see why she can’t win again but if it happens to rain on Friday then she won’t run and will go to Grafton for the Ramornie.

“But at this stage Brisbane is the preference.”

Bartley believes wet tracks have been the downfall for the daughter of Time Thief.

“I took her to Melbourne two years ago but she had no luck down there in some of her races and struck wet tracks,” he said.

“She definitely goes better on good tracks.”

Rising six, Bartley has no plans to send In Good Time to stud this season.

“She’ll race on for another season and won’t be going to stud this year,” he said.

“She’s only had 22 starts and won seven of them so she’s not over-raced.”

Racing Queensland webnews - July 1

In Good Time RETIRED 2021