With the 2YO season commencing, Woodside Park’s champion sire Written Tycoon is playing a solid hand in the early juvenile races with two of his talented fillies saluting on the line in a recent Saturday metropolitan double.
Claiming victory at Newcastle and the Sunshine Coast in Tilia Rose and Dusty Tycoon respectively, they are both hyped to have exciting preparations ahead of them.
The Peter and Paul Snowden trained 2YO filly Tilia Rose looks to have a very bright future, after a classy winning debut at Newcastle in the $125,000 Max Lees Classic.
“She’s just a push button bonny little filly,” said co-trainer Paul Snowden.
“You look at her and you know she’s going to improve again from today. Jump, travel, quicken, she’s a delight to train. Her racing style is going to take her a long way. Great attitude, just what you want from a young horse.
Tilia Rose is a homebred for Belinda Bateman and is the first and only foal from Redoute’s Choice mare Prevail, a $500,000 Magic Millions purchase who unfortunately died in 2018.
While 2YO filly Dusty Tycoon returned to one of the biggest ovations heard at the Sunshine Coast when she scored a debut win, thanks to her enormous syndicate of 1000 owners through Mirunners Syndications.
Having travelled faultlessly in the run, Dusty Tycoon kicked clear in the straight, for trainer Robert Heathcote.
“We will now aim the talented juvenile towards a plate race in three weeks which would hopefully see her make the field for the Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) on January 11,” Heathcote said.
“I knew she was fit and although it was her first start, I was confident she would do everything right.”
However special mention needs to be made of inform stakes-class mare Teleplay, as she added another G3 victory to her record in taking out the weight for age MRC Kevin Heffernan Stakes over 1300m at Sandown.
Teleplay drove through the inside to snatch a narrow victory over quality G1 performed sprinters Home of the Brave and Hey Doc. Trained by Mick Price and Mick Kent Jr, Teleplay is a last start winner of the G3 VRC Jim Beam Stakes at Flemington against her own, and this significant win will certainly do wonders for her career as a broodmare.
An $85,000 Inglis Premier purchase from Dean Harvey’s Baystone Farm draft for Dynamic Syndications/ Dean Watt Bloodstock, Teleplay has now won five of 14 starts earning in excess of $400,000 in prizemoney,
Woodsides GM Commercial James Price points out that Written Tycoon will again be represented by wonderful numbers from his large 2YO crop of 175 foals.
“This gives Written Tycoon wonderful numbers to make an influential impact on the leading sires tables, as his 2YO’s continue to make their track debut.”
“It’s brilliant to see breeders continuing to reap the rewards from Written Tycoon, as the current 2YO crop was from an affordable $45,000 service fee, while the current 3YO crop is still incredible value, as Written Tycoon stood for only $18,000,”
“These results not only reward breeders and give them confidence of the returns to come, but it ensures Written Tycoon remains one of the most consistent and dependable stallions available.”
“It also pays to remind them that Written Tycoon can hold the title of the only active stallion is Australia to sire a colt to win the both the Blue Diamond and the Golden Slipper, with Written By & Capitalist respectively.”