Written Tycoon Filly Stakes her Claim for the Black Opal

Mark Smith - Friday February 19

The Written Tycoon filly Pretty Woman boosted the chances of a locally trained horse winning the Black Opal when she led every step of the way in the Black Opal Preview (1000m) at Canberra on Friday.

Pretty Woman was sent off favourite following a two and a half length romp over the same track and distance when making her career debut on February 5.

Ridden by Alysha Collett for trainer Matthew Dale, Pretty Woman was untroubled to defeat the $260,000 Zoustar debutant Glistening by one and three-quarter lengths with the $725,000 Snitzel colt Bruckner four lengths back in third at his debut.

A homebred for Love Racing, Pretty Woman is the second foal and second winner out of the Not A Single Doubt mare Undoubted Pleasure.

The winner of a 1000m maiden at Gosford in 10 starts, Undoubted Pleasure was purchased by James Harron Bloodstock for $100,000 at the 2016 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale.

Her first foal Johnny Boss was purchased for $310,000 by Ciaron Maher Bloodstock at the 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

Johnny Boss won at his career debt at Pakenham last May but has not been seen since finishing sixth of 11 behind Valaquenta at Caulfield three weeks later.

Matthew Dale flagged that Pretty Woman was impressing him by purchasing her half-brother by Capitalist for $55,000 at this years Magic Millions.

A half-sister to South African Group II winner and dual Group 1 runner-up Zodiac Ruler (Zoffany) and Group III Typhoon Tracy Stakes winner Almighty Girl (Beneteau), Undoubted Pleasure is a granddaughter of the blue hen Procrastinate.

Written Tycoon


Race Result - Black Opal Preview 1000m

Canberra Track: Good(4) Time: 0:56.50
Pretty Woman
T: Matthew Dale J: A B Collett 55
2f Written Tycoon (AUS) x Undoubted Pleasure (AUS) (Not A Single Doubt (AUS))
T: R & M Freedman J: Jean Van Overmeire 55
2f Zoustar (AUS) x Beethog (AUS) (Shovhog (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $260,000
V:Widden Stud, Widden Valley, NSW
B: James Harron Bloodstock/Freedman Brothers
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: N Rawiller 57
2c Snitzel (AUS) x Jestajingle (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $725,000
V:Blue Gum Farm, Euroa
B: Aquis Farm Pty Ltd
Miss Ostend
T: N F Gardner J: M A Cahill 55
2f Zoustar (AUS) x Ningbo (AUS) (Star Witness (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $130,000
V:Widden Stud, Widden Valley, NSW
B: Summerhill Thoroughbreds
T: K R Dryden J: B Mc Dougall 57
2g Zebedee (GB) x Vee (AUS) (Sebring (AUS))
Italian Informant
T: Edward Cummings J: C Lever 57
2g Spill The Beans (AUS) x Contessa Belle (AUS) (Count Albrecht (AUS))
Queen Of Dubai
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: Ms K O'Hara 55
2f Pride Of Dubai (AUS) x Jezzabba (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $500,000
V:Segenhoe Stud, Scone, NSW
B: Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Racing
Real Salty
T: Natalie Jarvis J: S Guymer 55
2f Real Impact (JPN) x Saltator (AUS) (Testa Rossa (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $42,500
V:Arrowfield Stud, Scone, NSW
B: Melissa Ick
Super Riff
T: N F Gardner J: J Penza 57
2g Super One (AUS) x Sweet Chimes (AUS) (Bel Esprit (AUS))
Stratum Pride
T: K R Dryden J: Ms W Costin 55
2f Stratum Star (AUS) x Essie's Pride (AUS) (Murtajill (AUS))
Inglis 2020 MAY Online Sale $14,000
V:Widden Stud
Bombulla Boy
T: B Joseph & P & M Jones J: P Scorse 57
2g Bull Point (AUS) x Prevalence (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
Inglis Ready 2 Race Sale $30,000
V:Kingstar Farm, Denman
B: Joseph & Jones Racing
Robin Sparkles
T: N J Osborne J: Ms J Taylor 55
2f Vancouver (AUS) x Snippety Day (AUS) (Snippets (AUS))
My Girona
T: N J Osborne J: Simon Miller 55
2f Myboycharlie (IRE) x Girona (AUS) (Giant's Causeway (USA))
Inglis Great Southern Sale - Weanlings $38,000
V:Bucklee Farm, Greta West
B: Mane Lodge
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