As the winner of five of his six career starts, highlighted by a stunning victory in the G1 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield during his juvenile season, Grahame Begg’s Written By, a son of Victoria’s Leading Sire Written Tycoon looks to have come back in fine form.
Making is seasonal debut at Caulfield on Saturday in the Skyline Education Foundation Plate (1000m), the Jordan Childs-ridden colt went forward to settle handy before pulling himself to the lead heading into the final bend.
Asked for an effort at the 200m mark, Written By responded well to take the prize and remain unbeaten at Caulfield.
“It’s always in the back of your mind that they don’t come back so it’s a big relief,” trainer Grahame Begg told racing.com.
“He’s thickened right up along the neck and he’s taken that physical improvement. He’s about 35 kilograms heavier than he was on Slipper Day. He’s gone from a boy to a man.”
“He’s got about three-and-half-weeks to the Blue Sapphire and then a two-and-a-half week buffer into the Coolmore and that will be it for him this spring.”
The stallion making Coolmore Stud Stakes is a spring-board to stud success with winners Zoustar, Sepoy, Star Witness, Northern Meteor and Encosta de Lago all proving their worth in the breeding barn after having won the Flemington 1200m race for 3YO’s.
Speaking of the breeding barn, Woodside Park’s stallions are all ‘loving’ the season, with the first scans all showing positive results for the stallions.
First season sire Tosen Stardom is one who deserves a special mention as the dual G1-winning son of Deep Impact is really enjoying the next phase of his career, with plenty of positive scan results.