Written Tycoon Filly Rich Dottie Impresses on Debut

Mark Smith - Wednesday April 17

Making full use of an inside barrier, the 2-year-old Written Tycoon filly Rich Dottie never went around a horse to make a winning debut in the Sportsbet Fast Form Hcp (1000m) at Caulfield Heath on Wednesday.

Rich Dottie takes the shortest way home (image Scott Barbour/Racing Photos)

Ridden by Michael Dee for Grahame Begg, Rich Dottie tracked the leaders, Mrs Archibald and Blue Renegade.

When Mrs Archibald rolled off the fence, Rich Dottie darted through to defeat the Blue Point first-starter Blue Renegade by a neck with the Starspangledbanner filly Mrs Archibald a short-neck back in third.

“It’s not easy for an inexperienced two-year-old having its first start to take an inside run, but she did a good job,” Begg said. 

“He didn’t rush her, let her find her feet. A couple crossed her, and she relaxed well. I’m sure she will benefit greatly from the run. There are better things in store for her.

“We’ll let the dust settle and map something out for her.”

Rich Dottie is a glamour (image Scott Barbour/Racing Photos)

A $260,000 purchase for Yu Long Investments from the Evergreen Stud Farm draft at the 2023 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, Rich Dottie was among eleven Written Tycoon yearlings purchased by Yulong at the sale.

The stylish chestnut filly is the first foal of the winning Redoute’s Choice mare Dorothy Of Oz.

Rich Dottie a $260,000 Inglis Easter yearling

A winner at Warwick Farm and Hawkebury in 13 starts, Dorothy Of Oz is a sister to the Thewizardofoz, A Group III winner in Hong Kong, where he was the Champion Griffin in 2014-15, and a half-sister to dual Group III winner and multiple Group II-placed Argentia (Frankel).

Dorothy Of Oz is a daughter of the the 4-time Group 1 winner Princess Coup (Encosta de Lago).

After foaling a Frankel (GB) filly last spring, Dorothy Of Oz visited Zoustar. 


Race Result - Sportsbet Fast Form Hcp 1000m

Caulfield Heath Track: Good(4) Time: 0:57.44
Rich Dottie
- 2f Written Tycoon (AUS) x Dorothy Of Oz (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Tnr: G M Begg Rdr: M J Dee 55
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $260,000
Seller: Evergreen Stud Farm, Heatherbrae
Buyer: Yu Long Investments
Blue Renegade
- 2c Blue Point (IRE) x Hard Rider (NZ) (Maroof (USA))
Tnr: M J Ellerton Rdr: Damian Lane 57
Mrs Archibald
- 2f Starspangledbanner (AUS) x Super Snob (AUS) (Toorak Toff (AUS))
Tnr: Jason Warren Rdr: D W Stackhouse 55
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale Showcase Session $80,000
Seller: Rosemont Stud, Gnarwarre
Buyer: Jason Warren Racing Stables Pty Ltd
- 2f Alabama Express (AUS) x Storytime (NZ) (Savabeel (AUS))
Tnr: Ben, Will & Jd Hayes Rdr: B Mc Dougall 56
- 2g Strasbourg (AUS) x Graceful Storm (AUS) (Hinchinbrook (AUS))
Tnr: J F Moloney Rdr: Patrick Moloney 58
- 2c Exceedance (AUS) x Hallowell Belle (AUS) (Starcraft (NZ))
Tnr: M, W & J Hawkes Rdr: Jordan Childs 57
Grinzinger Love
- 2f Hellbent (AUS) x Show Affection (AUS) (Show A Heart (AUS))
Tnr: D T O'Brien Rdr: B Shinn 56
Over The Stars
- 2f Overshare (AUS) x Grand Gesture (AUS) (Starspangledbanner (AUS))
Tnr: Henry Dwyer Rdr: Beau Mertens 55
- 2c Street Boss (USA) x Marrakesh (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
Tnr: A & S Freedman Rdr: M Zahra 57
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