If Saturday’s win at Morphettville is anything to go by, Written Tycoon’s debutante Alezan Thunder certainly lives up to her name.
Alezan is French for ‘chestnut’ and the Mark Kavanagh trained youngster certainly kicked up a storm over the 1000m, winning by almost three lengths.
Purchased for $55,000 by Kavanagh at this year’s Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale, Alezan Thunder was bred by Farooq Breeding in NSW and is now part-owned by Harry Perks, one of South Australia’s most successful owners.
Interestingly, Alezan Thunder is out of the Thunder Gulch mare Elysian Thunder, whose name is something on an oxymoron, given that the definition of Elysian is blissful, delightful.
Still, if the filly can keep going the way she started, she’s bound to bring a lot of bliss to her connections.
It’s worth noting that Written Tycoon didn’t get his first winner until February and yet ended up Champion Australian First Season Sire in 2010/11, yet he’s now pulled out a winner in one of the first juvenile races of the season: and a good winner too!
Interestingly, Written Tycoon is now equal second by winners on the Second Season Sires’ list with five individual winners.