It only seemed like a few weeks ago that we were reporting on a black-type double for the Woodside Park Stud stallions and here we are again after Written Tycoon’s Tyzone and Foxwedge’s Volpe Veloce both claimed stakes success on Saturday.
At Tauranga in New Zealand, 5yo G1-winning Foxwedge mare Volpe Veloce was successful in the G2 Japan New Zealand Trophy over 1600m for trainers Graham Richardson and Gavin Parker.
In the 14-horse field, the mare settled back under jockey Michael McNabb and with the leaders chopping and changing up front, it was setting it up nicely for the mare who has a great turn of foot.
With only four behind her at the home turn, McNabb asked for an effort and the mare produced a powerful late surge to chase down the Chris Waller-trained Endless Drama who has skipped clear, going on to defeat Watch This Space by a half-length margin.
An impressive winner of the G1 Railway Stakes last year, Saturday’s victory was the 12th from just 24 starts for the mare, with seven of those wins occurring at black type level.
Back across the Tasman at the Gold Coast Turf Club, Toby Edmond’s Tyzone, a son of Written Tycoon, claimed his first stakes victory when proving too good for his rivals in the Listed Goldmarket Handicap(1200m).
Previously stakes placed, jockey Ryan Plumb settled the 5yo back in a mid-field position and with plenty of pace upfront, he was always going to run on.
Charging along the rails late to hit the lead with about 100m to go was the Les Kelly-trained Foxwedge gelding Freddie Fox Trot, but he could not hold off the withering burst of speed from Tyzone who got up in the shadows of the post to take the prize, just ahead of Malvern Estate with Freddie Fox Trot holding on for third.
Achieving his 15th career victory, with a further five placed efforts from 28 starts, Tyzone has earned his connections over $550,000 – a great return on the $60,000 paid by connections for the son of Written Tycoon as a Magic Millions 2YOs In training sale graduate.
With both Foxwedge and Written Tycoon having yearlings on offer at the upcoming Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale at Riverside Stables, we wish the breeders of these lots the best of luck.