Written Tycoon is firing on several fronts in the lead-up to his first season at Woodside Park this year.
He sired the very promising debut winner Written Up at Bendigo last Thursday and then doubled up with Written Above All (Sunshine Coast) and Masthead (Singapore) on Sunday.
Written Above All (3g Written Tycoon – Marvella by Shovhog) started a short-priced favourite in the Smith & Geyer Valuers Hcp (1600m) and cruised home by three lengths. He appreciated the drop back in grade after a midfield finish in the G3 Gunsynd Classic at Doomben last month.
“I certainly believe he can measure up to black-type level later on,” trainer Rob Heathcote said. “He just needs a dry track to show his best.”
Heathcote won the 2012 Gunsynd Classic with Written Tycoon gelding Trumps before selling him to Hong Kong.
Written Above All is a younger brother to Samadhi who also won races in Australia before transferring to Hong Kong trainer Kenny Man.
Masthead sprouted wings on Sunday to record a commanding victory in the Sydney Stakes (1200m) at Kranji.. “His form has been so consistent for such a long time and Joao (Moreiro) gave him a great ride,” trainer Michael Freedman said. “The 1200 metres is probably his pet distance and he proved that today.”
Masthead (4g Written Tycoon – Balsamico by Redoute’s Choice) won the $250,000 Inglis Premier at Mornington in February 2011 before earning minor money in the G1 Blue Diamond and G1 Golden Slipper.
Written Tycoon was Australia’s Champion first-season sire in 2010-11 and Woodside Park will stand him for a $13,750 (inc gst) service fee.
– Karl Patterson