Stakes Double for Written Tycoon

Tara Madgwick - Saturday May 16

Set to stand in the Hunter Valley this spring at Arrowfield Stud, champion Victorian sire Written Tycoon flexed his muscles on Saturday with a double of stakes-winners in Dirty Work and Hightail.

Dirty Work wins the Ortensia Stakes - image Steve Hart

Group III placed last spring, the Team Hawkes trained colt Dirty Work has taken a while to hit his straps, but has really come of age this preparation winning two on the trot at Randwick before taking on older sprinters in the Listed Ortensia Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill on Saturday.

He soared to a new level delivering a comprehensive two and a half length victory under Tommy Berry.

An $800,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the Sledmere Stud draft for Spendthrift Australia, Dirty Work has the overall record of four wins and three placings from 13 starts with earnings topping $200,000.

Bred by Rifa Mustang, he is the first winner for metro winning Maidel, a half-sister by Ad Valorem (USA) to Group III winner Gamay and stakes-winner Meidung, the dam of Group II winner Banish.

Maidel has a yearling filly by Written Tycoon and is in foal to his Golden Slipper winning son Capitalist.

Dirty Work is the 34th stakes-winner for Written Tycoon, who will stand at a fee of $77,000 this spring at Arrowfield.

Written Tycoon stands at Arrowfield this spring at a fee of $77,000

Written Tycoon  posted a stakes double on Saturday with the Peter and Paul Snowed trained gelding Hightail landing the Group III $125,000 Gold Coast Guineas (1200m) to go beside his earlier win last year in the Listed Gosford Guineas.

Hightail scored a thrilling half head win taking his overall record to five wins and five placings from 14 starts with earnings in excess of $786,000 thanks to his third in the $2million Magic Millions 2YO Classic as a juvenile behind Exhilarates and fourth in the $2million 3YO Guineas to Alligator Blood.

Hightail was a $520,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Woodside Park draft for China Horse Club/Newgate/Winstar.

Bred by Woodside Park, he is the best of two winners from La Paris, a half-sister by Falvelon to stakes winner Ringa Ringa Rosie from the family of Group I winner Dashing Eagle.

La Paris has a yearling filly by Rich Enuff and is in foal to Written Tycoon.



Race Result - Brandons Gold Coast Guineas Gr3 1200m

Gold Coast Track: Good(4) Time: 1:08.71
T: P & P Snowden J: Ryan Maloney 57
3g Written Tycoon (AUS) x La Paris (AUS) (Falvelon (AUS))
The Odyssey
T: K M Schweida J: Ms S Thornton 57
3c Better Than Ready (AUS) x Jessica's Hope (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
T: James Cummings J: R Fradd 55
3f Snitzel (AUS) x Samaready (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
T: Chris Munce J: Justin Huxtable 57
3g Trusting (AUS) x Critical Angel (NZ) (O'Reilly (NZ))
Ready Babe
T: M A Currie J: M Mc Gillivray 55
3f Better Than Ready (AUS) x Brookie Babe (AUS) (Falvelon (AUS))
T: A J & T Edmonds J: B N Stewart 57
3c Rubick (AUS) x Mining Tycoon (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
T: T J Gollan J: J Byrne 57
3c I Am Invincible (AUS) x Sonnenblume (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
T: S P Tregea J: James Orman 57
3g Warhead (AUS) x Commanding Queen (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
Bellevue Hill
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: M Cahill 57
3c Pierro (AUS) x Bellevue Girl (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
T: Chris Munce J: S Cormack 57
3g Whittington (AUS) x Envelope (AUS) (Monashee Mountain (USA))
Zac Attack
T: A J & T Edmonds J: Baylee Nothdurft 55
3f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Hussy By Choice (AUS) (Hussonet (USA))
T: A J & T Edmonds J: A Mallyon 55
3f Epaulette (AUS) x Dandy Warhols (AUS) (Distant Music (USA))
Elegant Grace
T: K A Lees J: L V Cassidy 55
3f Fastnet Rock (AUS) x More Valour (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
MM National Weanling Sale $750,000
V:Coolmore Australia Jerrys Plains NSW
B: Waterford Bloodstock
Final Declaration
T: Kacy Fogden J: Jag Guthmann-Chester 57
3g Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Doctrine (AUS) (Artie Schiller (USA))
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