Written Tycoon sired It is Written and Written Up to a quick-fire Listed double on the weekend.
It is Written sent his earnings spiralling toward $500,000 with a strong finish in the LR Abell Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on Friday. He sat off the speed in the feature sprint before coming with a perfectly timed run under Matty Allen to win narrowly from Le Bonsir (Choisir) and Solsay (Mosayter).
It was his second black-type win after the LR Testa Rossa Stakes at Caulfield in September.
It is Written (5g Written Tycoon – Winning Team by Danehill Dancer) has a liking for the Moonee Valley circuit having won or placed in 9 of his 12 runs on the Strathayr. “He’s been a terrific horse and he loves this place,” trainer Robbie Griffiths said. “He’s been up a while and been racing well without a lot of luck.”
The Hodgson family’s Riva Ridge Stud sold him for $45,000 at the 2012 Adelaide Magic Millions and his sister was purchased by Victorian trainer Shea Eden for $65,000 at last week’s Adelaide Sale.
Written Up won the LR Bendigo Guineas (1600m) on Saturday at his first start back at the track since breaking his maiden there last May.
Trainer George Osborne was confident after heavy rain swept the course earlier in the day. “The wet track was always going to help,” he admitted. “He wasn’t really wound up last time so we were pretty sure he would run a big race.”
Written Up (3g Written Tycoon – Octangle by Octagonal) swept to the lead when the field balanced for the run home and refused to surrender when challenged by Gracious Prospect (Tale Of The Cat) and Mahican (More Than Ready).
Osborne races the gelding with breeders Chris Morey and Terry Hurford. Fellow part-owner Fred Hyslop joined the line-up after winning a raffle last year. Osborrne had offered a part of his share during a membership drive by the Kyneton Racing Club.
Written Up is a younger half-brother to Raktangle (Rakti) who won at Kyneton for the same partnership before transferring to Hong Kong. Now named Win Chance, he is in training with Dennis Yip.
Written Tycoon (Iglesia) stands at Woodside Park and the winning duo join Howmuchdoyouloveme, Trump and Grand Tycoon on his black-type roll-call.
– Karl Patterson