Written Tycoon's Milton Park Claims Sale Cup

Mark Smith - Sunday October 24

Australia's reigning champion stallion, Written Tycoon, joined the Victorian stallion onslaught when his 4yo son Milton Park led at every call in Sunday's $200,000 Listed Sale Cup (1600m).

Where are they? Jarrod Fry looks back to the chasing pack (image Scott Barbour/Racing Photos)

Ridden by Jarrod Fry for trainer John Moloney, Milton Park never looked in any danger of being caught when defeating Barbie's Fox (Foxwedge) by two lengths with a short-half-head back to Good And Proper (Shooting To Win) in third.

Fry noted the strength of form coming out of the Seymour Cup at Ballarat, where Mr Brightside defeated Wicklow Town with Milton Park third.

"The form was good out of the Seymour Cup, with (fifth-placed) Just Folk winning the Group II (Crystal Mile), and he was a length behind us," Fry said.

"I was pretty confident today with that form. He is the sort of horse that has got to get into his rhythm and stoke up earlier than you generally would.

"It's good to win for Johnny. I finished my apprenticeship with Johnny, and he has been very loyal to me. We had Saltpeter win on Caulfield Cup day, and he has the team flying. It's good to be a part of it."  

With his first stakes success, Milton Park advances his record to six wins, a second and a third from 16 starts with earnings of $443,205.

Milton Park (image Scott Barbour/Racing Photos)

Bred and owned by loyal stable clients Meridy Taite and Julie Sampson, Milton Park is the best of six winners from seven to race out of the stakes-winning Flying Spur mare Gawne.

Milton Park's half-sister Matron (O'Reilly) is the dam of the Listed VRC Exford Plate winner Legionaire (Stratum).

Gawne is a three-quarter sister to Group 1 WATC Railway Stakes winner Great Shot (Magnus) and a half-sister to Nine Covers, the dam of the dual Group III winner Casino Dancer (Casino Prince).

Gawne has a 2yo colt by So You Think and foaled a filly by Shooting To Win on September 28.

Milton Park becomes the 44th stakes-winner for Yulong Stud's Written Tycoon, who will serve a bevy of the best mares in the country this spring at a fee of $165,000.



Race Result - Ladbrokes Sale Cup LR 1600m

Sale Track: Good(4) Time: 1:37.68
Milton Park
T: J F Moloney J: Jarrod Fry 54
4g Written Tycoon (AUS) x Gawne (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
Barbie's Fox
T: Ms L Bonella J: Lewis German 54
5m Foxwedge (AUS) x So Barbie Says (AUS) (Kenvain (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $70,000
V:Rosemont Stud, Gnarwarre, Vic
B: J Graham
Good And Proper
T: M Ellerton & S Zahra J: D Moor 54
5m Shooting To Win (AUS) x Grand Prospect (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
Riddle Me That
T: M M Laurie J: Jye McNeil 56.5
5g Deep Field (AUS) x Justine Coup (NZ) (Entrepreneur (GB))
T: C Little & M Lindsay J: Zac Spain 58.5
6g Zacinto (GB) x Highlights (NZ) (High Chaparral (IRE))
NZB Select Yearling Sale $25,000
V:Windsor Park Stud
B: Colin Little Racing
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: Michael Poy 54
5m Myboycharlie (IRE) x Orvieto (AUS) (Testa Rossa (AUS))
T: D T O'Brien J: Damien Thornton 54
4g Shamus Award (AUS) x Peggie's Choice (AUS) (Ihtiram (IRE))
Al Passem
T: K & K Keys J: Teodore Nugent 54
7g Al Maher (AUS) x Ruby Bre (AUS) (Rubiton (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $55,000
V:Swettenham Stud, Nagambie
B: K Keys
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: C Newitt 54.5
6g Tavistock (NZ) x Zadancer (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $220,000
V:Maluka Thoroughbreds, Kilmore
B: D Weir / J Foote
Plymouth Road
T: M Farrugia J: M J Dee 54
9g Tavistock (NZ) x Dastaria (NZ) (Stark South (USA))
NZB Select Yearling Sale $21,000
V:Bradbury Park
B: NZB as agent
T: Ms S Trolove J: B Mc Dougall 54.5
7g Hinchinbrook (AUS) x New Edition (USA) (Stormy Atlantic (USA))
Inglis Ready 2 Race Sale $63,000
V:Frankie J. Stockdale Racing, Sale, Vic
B: A Purdon
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $17,000
V:Wahha Thoroughbreds, Delungra
B: F Stockdale / Todd Blum Bloodstock
Inglis Australian Weanling Sale Select Session $20,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud, Scone
B: A Phillips
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