The upcoming Tasmanian Magic Millions received more winning updates during the Alfa Bowl meeting at Launceston on Wednesday evening.
Grand Tycoon (2g Written Tycoon – Scottattitude by Grand Royale) maintained his spotless record with a fourth victory in the Shaw Contracting Alfa 2YO Crystal Bowl (1100m). The Barry Campbell trained gelding was pressured by Geegee Style but he found plenty in the straight to score by over a length.
Campbell indicated the winner will push on to the LR Elwick Stakes on February 3 and the LR Gold Sovereign Stakes on Launceston Cup Day. His dam Scottattitude won the 2004 Alfa Bowl and she has a filly by Grenville Stud sire Incumbent catalogued for the Tasmanian Magic Millions on February 14.
The Incumbent filly is a part of the Guthrie Performance Horse consignment being prepared by Dean Woodhouse and Rachel Clayton on the north coast at Penguin.
Grand Tycoon is owned by Charlie and Wendy Langmaid and joins their roll-call of feature winners that includes 2011 Tasmanian Guineas winner Socks (Keep The Faith) and 2003 Tasmanian Derby winner Dream Quest (West Quest).
The Langmaid family also raced 1989 Tasmanian Stakes winner Lorardere (Theus) and her son Chardere (Aliocha) who won the 2003 Tasmanian Stakes.
Wednesday’s Launceston card kicked off with Cuprona Road (Mr. Innocent) in the Super VOBIS Maiden Plate (1200m). He gave former jockey Jodi Snell her first win as a trainer. Park Crest studmaster Phillip Swinton will offer a half-brother to Cuprona Road by resident sire Estambul at the Magic Millions.
Former Armidale Stud sire Savoire Vivre has 16 yearlings entered for the Magic Millions and they received a boost when Streetwise Savoire completed a hat-trick in the Charlie Blyth Memorial (1100m).
Streetwise Savoire (3g Savoire Vivre – Butter Street by Secret Savings) is trained by Dave and Scott Brunton and he was ridden off the pace before producing an electrifying turn of foot to win by three lengths.
2010 Magic Millions graduates Artie’s Spur (Artie Schiller) and Miswaki Call (Tough Speed) rounded out the meeting with solid wins for their connections. Both gallopers were value buys – Dudley Clark paid $8,000 for Artie’s Spur out of Grenville Stud’s draft and Troy Blacker parted with $7,000 for Miswaki Call after he was passed-in by Armidale Stud.