Written Tycoon has reigned supreme in the chase for Champion First Season Sire honours since mid-February, but he’s not resting on his laurels in the final weeks before officially claiming the premiership.
At Morphettville yesterday the Lloyd Kennewell trained Samadhi led for most of the journey before grabbing a heady victory in the Allan Scott Park 2YO Plate (1250m).
It was certainly an impressive performance by the first cropper, much to the delight of his connections who purchased the youngster from Eliza Park’s 2010 Adelaide Magic Millions draft.
Out of the Danehill-line mare, Marvella, Samadhi – yoga lingo for a higher level of concentrated meditation – is winner No. 6 for Written Tycoon.
What’s more, each of his winners have won at city level or better, along with Masthead (third in the Blue Diamond-G1 and fourth in the Golden Slipper-G1), and the stakes placed Written Consent.
Written Tycoon actually within a whisker of notching up a city double when the Peter Balzen trained, Tamban ran a short neck second in the Brothers Junior Rugby 2YO Plate (1000m) at Eagle Farm.
Owned by Sydney radio identity and racing enthusiast, Ray Hadley, Tamban was stepping out for the first time and appears to be a moral for his next outing.
Also out of a Danehill-line mare, Obsessed With Ella, Tamban hails from the family of top Melbourne sprinter/miler Love of Mary.
The emergence of such promising horses this late in the season would indicate that Written Tycoon is ready for a good spring.
Written Tycoon stands at $11,000 and for further information phone David Somers (0428 440 330), Mark Lindsay (0416 334 338) or Phil Marshall (0407 853 782).