Friday, January 28, 2011


Huge run by WRITTEN TYCOON’s Written Consent at Warwick Farm on Australia Day.
Stepping out for the first time, Written Consent is trained at Randwick by Grahame Begg and is owned by his father Neville, and partners.
Mark our words: this colt has a heap of potential. First out of the gates, but trapped wide, he had to settle back with the pack and, making his run in the straight was clearly hampered by the eventual winner, Shared Reflections over the final stages – missing out by three quarters of length.
Having ridden several thousand winners from the grandstand, it’s beyond me why they didn’t protest, but no harm done … plenty of trophies in store for this boy.
Written Consent is out of the Octagonal mare Hill Street Blues (a daughter of Blue Diamond runnerup Danari, a half sister to Group Two winner Spurn) and was snapped up by Neville Begg for $26,000 at the 2010 Scone Yearling Sale.
And here’s a bit of trivia for you : Grahame Begg purchased Written Tycoon at the 2004 Gold Coast Magic Millions for $50,000 and trained the colt to a victory in the Todman Slipper-G2 and a brilliant second in the San Domenico Stakes-G3 at Randwick (beating home Snitzel, Stratum, Mnemosyne and Bradbury’s Luck) before the colt was shifted to John O’Shea.

Keep your eye out for the Written Tycoons in the coming weeks, including the Peter Morgan trained Printed who is making his debut at Sandown tomorrow. Only two had started prior to Wednesday (including the Lee Freedman trained Masthead) but he’s had a host of trial winners and there’s evidently a VERY good one called Prestigious Miss waiting in the wings … ‘across the pond’.

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