In the controversy surrounding the sensational finish of the $2 million BMW Magic Millions 2YO at the Gold Coast on Saturday, the run of Written Tycoon’s gutsy filly Alezan Thunder (below) got lost in the storm.
She finished just over a half length behind the eventual winner but only after being carted wide in the final 150m. Terrific performance.
Racing out of the Mark Kavanagh stable, Alezan Thunder (ex. Thunder Gulch mare Elysian Thunder) has now raced on four occasions for two wins – at Morphettville on debut and a 4-length win at Sandown on Christmas Eve – along with a third in the Emirates Air-LR at Flemington during the Cup carnival and, of course, Saturday’s third. Her earnings are now just shy of a quarter of a million which is darn fine money for a filly that cost on $55,000 at the Adelaide Magic Millions.
Alezan Thunder’s terrific run on Saturday was bookended by a victory to the Kym Davidson’s Devil Tycoon (ex. Perugino mare Perinite) at Wagga on Friday and a scorching win by It Is Written (ex. Danehill Dancer mare Winning Team) in the first at Werribee on Sunday.
Trained by Robbie Griffiths, It Is Written led throughout and has now posted a win and two seconds from four starts.
Impressively, Written Tycoon reigns supreme among Australia’s Second Season Sires with nearly $700k in progeny earnings: a nice fit following his Australian First Season Sires’ title in 2010/11.