Eliza Park freshman Written Tycoon consolidated his lead at the top of the first-season sires’ premiership at Launceston’s twilight meeting on Thursday.
Anelene (2f Written Tycoon – Ring Card Girl by Bellotto) scored a smart victory in the Foot & Playsted Printers Maiden (1100m) to increased her sire’s prizemoney earnings to $585,360 this season.
He leads Ad Valorem ($428,125) but the Darley resident won’t go away while his colt Free Wheeling remains alive for the G2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes and G1 T J Smith at the Brisbane winter carnival.
Anelene had been runner-up to Crown Consul (Econsul) on debut before breaking through on Thursday. She was a $20,000 buy for trainer George Blacker from the Bucklee Farm draft at the 2010 Inglis Melbourne Autumn yearling sale.
Her dam Ring Card Girl won at Eagle Farm and had produced minor winners by Piccolo, Hurricane Sky, Rhythm and Amalfi on the mainland before her Tassie winner. The mare was covered by Shinzig at Eliza Park last year.
Written Tycoon (Iglesia) was a G2 winner of the Todman Slipper at Rosehill and his first runner earned black-type in the spring when Written Consent was runner-up in the Listed Canonbury Stakes at Randwick.
Masthead has been Written Tycoon’s team leader this season thanks to a rich result in the $250,000 Inglis Premier at Mornington in February. The Lee Freedman trained colt then finished third in the G1 MRC Blue Diamond Stakes, fourth in the G2 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes and fourth in the G1 STC Golden Slipper.