Thursday, June 16, 2011


Top-class filly Anelene put the finishing touches on a wonderful season for Eliza Park sire Written Tycoon in Launceston last weekend.
Anelene (2f Written Tycoon - Ring Card Girl by Bellotto) scored her second win in a row in the Try A Trifecta 2YO Hcp (1220m) at the TOTE Racing Centre in Mowbray.
Eliza Park isn’t claiming victory just yet but it would appear Written Tycoon has a big enough lead to land the Australian first-season sires’ premiership for 2010-11.
The Lee Freedman trained colt Masthead was instrumental helping him break away from Darley sires Al Valorem and Nadeem and his Tasmanian filly kept the till ticking over at the back end of the season.
Hall of Fame trainer George Blacker is a top judge of horseflesh and he has declared Anelene (below) is a star of the future.  He’s even comparing the filly to his former star Royal Rambo who won 25 races!
Blacker paid $20,000 for the daughter of Written Tycoon at the Inglis Melbourne Autumn yearling sale.  “I had a good look at the catalogue and she caught my eye on looks and breeding,” Blacker said.
From the moment she stepped foot in Blacker’s Longford training complex, he knew she was something special.  “She is a strong, good sized filly and I’m confident she will develop into an Oaks candidate next season.”
Anelene is owned by Blacker and his wife Marlene in partnership with long-time clients Byron Bonney, Bernie Einoder and Tony Pedder.  Her dam Ring Card Girl won at Eagle Farm and she was covered by Shinzig at Eliza Park last year.
Written Tycoon (Iglesia) was a G2 winner of the Todman Slipper at Rosehill and he has also hit the ground running at stud with black-type colts Masthead and Written Consent.
With six weeks of the season remaining, Written Tycoon ($607,150) holds a substantial lead over Ad Valorem ($439,475) for the first-season sires’ title.
- Thoroughbred Express

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