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Picture: Time Fo Orchids (JC Photos)

Time Fo Orchids (Time Thief), purchased by WSB R7.5 million Gold Rush ticket holder Rikesh Sewgoolam for R850,000 at the recent BSA Sean Tarry Fast Track Sale, will make her debut in the Cape for new trainer Vaughan Marshall in Saturday’s Grade 2 Western Cape Fillies Championship over 1400m.

Time Fo Orchids is the highest merit rated runner in the field on 104 and will be ridden by Corne Orffer.

The distance of 1400m should be ideal for the filly, who ran on from way back in the Grade 2 Zulu Kingdom Explorer Golden Slipper over this trip for a one length third.

However, she has drawn wide in 12 out of 13.

Her chief mission for Cape Racing’s Cape Summer festival Of Racing will be the R7.5 million WSB Gold Rush over 1600m on WSB Met day.

She us currently in second place on the Gold Rush log.

There are only two others runners in the Western Cape Fillies Championship who are rated above 100, the Candice Bass-Robinson-trained Golden Hostess (Gold Standard) (103), the Glen Kotzen-trained Hold My Hand (Gold Standard) (102) and the Bass-Robinson-trained Who Do You Love (Rafeef) (100).

The full field in draw order is below: