The deeds of Written Tycoon’s G1-winning colt are there for all to see, but now as a 3yo, Grahame Begg’s Written By resumed in September, recording victory at Caulfield before returning to the track some three weeks later to capture the G3 Blue Sapphire Stakes (1200m).
Achieving the highest timeform rating of any 2yo from his crop at 120, the performance of the smashing looking chestnut at Caulfield last week indicated that he is well on track for his next assignment, the G1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m).
Defeating Godolphin’s Encryption by a length and a quarter in the Sapphire, who had won the G2 Danehill Stakes at his prior start, Written By jumped well for Jordan Childs and went forward to take up the running, pulling away rounding the turn to maintain his unbeaten Caulfield record and take his overall record to six wins from seven starts.
While the colt is yet to have a start down the Flemington straight, Begg has indicated Written By is likely to have a jump out this Friday to familiarise himself with the straight.
With an illustrious honour roll which includes the likes of Zeditave, Tierce, Encosta de Lago, Alinghi, Gold Edition, Weekend Hussler, Northern Meteor, Star Witness and in more recent years Sepoy, Zoustar, Flying Artie and Merchant Navy, those colts successful in the Coolmore Stud Stakes assure themselves a lucrative stud deal for their future career.
Another Written Tycoon to impress during the week was the Lauriston Thoroughbred-owned Jentico, who made her debut over 1100m at Kyneton.
Having recorded a two-length barrier trial win a few weeks prior, the Tony McEvoy-trained Jentico sat handy in the run before exploding around the home turn to break her maiden impressively by a length and a quarter for Stephanie Thornton, who rode the filly hands and heels to the line.