Written Tycoon's Pippie Puts on the Afterburners in Moir Stakes

Mark Smith - Friday September 25

With a wing on every foot, the five-year-old Written Tycoon mare Pippie blasted out of the barriers under Damian Lane and made every post a winner in Friday night’s Group 1 Charter Keck Cramer Moir Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley.

She's a flyer Pippie triumphs in the Moir Stakes (Natasha Morello/Racing Photos)

The winner of the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield in February, the John and  Chris Meagher-trained mare defeated Godolphin’s dual Group 1 winner Trekking (Street Cry) by three-quarters of a length with the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes heroine Bella Vella (Commands) a short-neck back in third ahead of the fast-finishing Brooklyn Hustle (Starspangledbanner).

Bred by Eureka Thoroughbreds Pippie advances her overall record to six wins and 2 seconds from 12 starts with earnings of $1,201,950.

It w


as a 21st Group 1 success for Lane.


“You just give her a bit of rein out of the barriers then just lay on her neck and she just does the rest,” Lane said.

“I thought I might have been in a bit of trouble on the corner when she came off the bridle but when I asked her for the maximum effort she dug in again.

“I have never been on one as quick as her early.”

Well done girl, Damian Lane gives Pippie some love  (Natasha Morello/Racing Photos)

 Pippie was a $60,000 purchase out of the Eureka Stud draft at the 2017 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale.

She is the first foal of the 6-time winning Ne Coupez Pas (USA) mare Coupe Express a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed Timely Truce from the family of dual Group II winner Merry Ruler.

Pippie was a $60,000 Inglis Classic Yearling

Coupe Express has a 2yo filly by Defcon who was purchased for $70,000 by Shane Nichols Racing/Hollymount Stud out of the Eureka Stud draft at the 2020 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

She missed to her cover by Hellbent in 2018 before returning to Spirit Of Boom last spring and she foaled a colt on September 6.

Pippie is one of 8 Group 1 winners for Written Tycoon who is standing his first season at Arrowfield Stud after heroic duty at Woodside Park Stud.


Race Result - Charter Keck Cramer Moir Stks Gr1 1000m

Moonee Valley Track: Soft(5) Time: 0:58.39
- 5m Written Tycoon (AUS) x Coupe Express (AUS) (Ne Coupez Pas (USA))
Tnr: J & C Meagher Rdr: Damian Lane 56.5
- 6g Street Cry (IRE) x Outdoor (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Tnr: James Cummings Rdr: John Allen 58.5
Bella Vella
- 6m Commands (AUS) x Forget The Weather (USA) (Stormy Atlantic (USA))
Tnr: Will Clarken Rdr: Jamie Kah 56.5
Brooklyn Hustle
- 4m Starspangledbanner (AUS) x Joint Aspiration (GB) (Pivotal (GB))
Tnr: J Warren & D Krongold Rdr: M Zahra 56.5
Diamond Effort
- 5m Mossman (AUS) x Relativity (AUS) (Geiger Counter (USA))
Tnr: C W McDonald Rdr: B Melham 56.5
Bold Star
- 5g Needs Further (AUS) x Alzahra Star (AUS) (Danewin (AUS))
Tnr: G V Richards Rdr: Craig Williams 58.5
- 7g Hard Spun (USA) x Another Shot (AUS) (Keltrice (AUS))
Tnr: D J McCarthy Rdr: D W Stackhouse 58.5
Hey Doc
- 7g Duporth (AUS) x Heyington Honey (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
Tnr: T & C McEvoy Rdr: L Currie 58.5
- 3c Street Boss (USA) x Itameri (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
Tnr: A & S Freedman Rdr: Jye McNeil 52
Jungle Edge
- 10g Dubawi (IRE) x Jungle Girl (NZ) (Carnegie (IRE))
Tnr: M A Bell Rdr: Ms J Da Rose 58.5
- 6m Maschino (AUS) x Miss Razyana (AUS) (Danzero (AUS))
Tnr: Tiarnna Robertson Rdr: P Knuckey 56.5
Bella Nipotina
- 3f Pride Of Dubai (AUS) x Bella Orfana (AUS) (Star Witness (AUS))
Tnr: T Dabernig & B Hayes Rdr: D Yendall 50
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