Rich Enuff has registered the latest stakes win for Woodside Park stallion Written Tycoon in the LR Mitchell McKenzie Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley.
Rich Enuff showed that he is sure to be a key spring player after a front-running two-length victory on Saturday. Woodside Park had an inside tip that Cranbourne trainer Ken Keys thought the colt had potential when his wife Louise booked Hotnuff back to Written Tycoon this season.
Keys believes that Rich Enuff has plenty of room for improvement and mentioned the G1 Caulfield Guineas as a target. “I think he will go a mile,” Keys said. “He’s genuine and has the potential to be the best horse I’ve ever trained.”
NZ colt Cauthen captured last year’s Mitchell McKenzie Stakes from subsequent Group 1 winners Shamus Award (Cox Plate) and Long John (Caulfield Guineas).
Rich Enuff (3c Written Tycoon – Hotnuff by Spartacus) figured in a three-way photo-finish at his only other run at Moonee Valley back in March. Stewards noted he was difficult to load on debut and advised connections the colt would have to trial to their satisfaction before facing the starter again.
His dam Hotnuff only got as far as a Werribee maiden in 24 starts for Keys. Her first foal Lightenuff (Lago Delight) has won 8 races to date and she also has a 2yo colt and a yearling filly by Reward For Effort.
Woodside Park will stand Written Tycoon for an unchanged service fee of $13,750 (inc gst) this year.