Written Tycoon's Earth God Breaks Maiden in Style

Mark Smith - Friday June 21

 A 13th juvenile winner of the season for Champion 2-year-old Sire elect Written Tycoon as the favourite Earth God made short work of his opposition in Friday’s Bet365 Maiden Plate (1212m) at Geelong.

Earth God strides clear (image Reg Ryan/Racing Photos)

Sporting the bottle green Yulong silks, Jye McNeil held an uncontested lead from an inside barrier on Earth God. Despite scrambling around the home turn, the Anthony and Same Freedman-trained youngster drew clear to defeat the Shooting To Win filly Dollar Shot by three and three-quarter lengths, with the Lonhro colt Buades a length and a half back in third.

Earth God had taken plenty of benefit from his debut third behind the Blue Point colt’s Interest Point and Blue Renegade at Caufield on June 1.


“It was very straightforward; he’s got improvement left in him,” McNeil said.

“He is still learning, getting his leg changes done too soon, and is not overly tractable.

Earth God looks the part (image Reg Ryan/Racing Photos)

“He was very keen going to the gates, and at one stage, I did not think I could stop him.”    

A $520,000 buy from the Vinery Stud draft at the 2023 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, Earth God was the second most expensive of the eleven Written Tycoon yearlings purchased by Yu Long Investments at the sale.

Earth God a $520,000 Inglis Easter yearling

The striking brown colt is the first winner from three to race for the stakes-placed I Am Invincible mare Miss Antaeus, whose dam Crestfallen is a half-sister to the dam of Zoustar.

Miss Antaeus has a weanling colt by Bivouac and was covered by Too Darn Hot (GB) last spring.



Race Result - Bet365 Mdn Plate 1212m

Geelong Track: Soft(5) Time: 1:11.70
Earth God
- 2c Written Tycoon (AUS) x Miss Antaeus (AUS) (I Am Invincible (AUS))
Tnr: A & S Freedman Rdr: Jye McNeil 58
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $520,000
Seller: Vinery Stud, Scone
Buyer: Yu Long Investments
Dollar Shot
- 2f Shooting To Win (AUS) x Actuarial (AUS) (So You Think (NZ))
Tnr: Ms D Nardino Rdr: B Mc Dougall 56
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale Highway Session $38,000
Seller: Kirks Bridge Farm, Baerami
Buyer: Cape Schank Stud
- 2c Lonhro (AUS) x Jorda (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
Tnr: James Cummings Rdr: Ethan Brown 58
- 2f Frosted (USA) x Seaside (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Tnr: James Cummings Rdr: M J Dee 56
- 2g Brazen Beau (AUS) x Palomares (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
Tnr: James Cummings Rdr: B Rawiller 58
Regal Secret
- 2f Nicconi (AUS) x Soho Secret (AUS) (Lucky Owners (NZ))
Tnr: P Stokes Rdr: Thomas Stockdale 56
- 2g Pride Of Dubai (AUS) x Beela Hudood (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
Tnr: T Busuttin & N Young Rdr: J Mott 58
Princess Toro
- 2f Toronado (IRE) x Unplayable (NZ) (Darci Brahma (NZ))
Tnr: Archie Alexander Rdr: Beau Mertens 56
Larius Lacus
- 2f Turn Me Loose (NZ) x Lamington Vegas (NZ) (Elusive City (USA))
Tnr: Liam Howley Rdr: Ms W Costin 56
- 2f Zoustar (AUS) x Naantali (NZ) (Rip Van Winkle (IRE))
Tnr: N A Blackiston Rdr: C Newitt 56
Coastal Sweep
- 2c Alabama Express (AUS) x Ocean Drive (IRE) (Sea The Stars (IRE))
Tnr: Nathan Dunn Rdr: D W Stackhouse 58
Occasional Glimpse
- 2f Highland Reel (IRE) x Ploverset (AUS) (Street Boss (USA))
Tnr: Archie Alexander Rdr: Tom Madden 56
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