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Meantime Could be Ready for the Big Time After Smashing Saturday Victory

April 23, 2017

LEXINGTON, KY (April 23, 2017) – Silverton Hill LLC’s Meantime showed Saturday he could become a prime-time player for trainer Brian Lynch when he broke his maiden by 7½ widening lengths in Keeneland’s sixth race at 1 1/8 miles.

“He sure looked good yesterday,” Lynch said about the 3-year-old Shackleford colt, who is a half-brother to multiple Grade 1 winner Sweet Reason.

In his debut going a one-turn mile at Gulfstream Park, Meantime finished second at 53-1 odds to eventual Louisiana Derby (G2) runner-up Patch. In his next start at 7 furlongs, he was third behind Time to Travel, who finished fourth in last weekend’s Stonestreet Lexington (G3) here.

“There was a mile and a sixteenth race that didn’t fill and seven-eighths is not his cup of tea, but I wanted to get a race in him before coming here,” Lynch said. “I was very happy with his performance.”

Lynch plans to keep Meantime at Keeneland for the next couple of weeks and then head to Belmont Park.

“He could be anything and we’ll see how the year progresses,” Lynch said. “We will look for an allowance at Belmont and then after that, who knows? Maybe a mile and a half Belmont Weekend.”

Silverton Hill purchased Meantime for $230,000 at Keeneland’s 2015 September Yearling Sale.