OK, it was four days later than planned, but Written Tycoon 3YO, Trump, has notched up a (most) deserved win in the Gunsynd Classic-G3 at Eagle Farm today.
The Robert Heathcote trained chestnut was highly favoured to take out the Gunsynd on Saturday before a deluge washed out the meeting at the Farm, but the wait – in the end – was well and truly worth it.
Winning three and placing in three prior to today’s outing, Trump has been knocking on the black type door for quite a while and was an impressive neck second in the National Jockey Celebration Queensland Day-LR at Doomben last time out.
In the Gunsynd, Trump was a fair way off the lead turning for home, but managed to weave a passage in the straight, hunting down and grabbing Goldslick on the wire. A very impressive performance for the owners which include Eliza Park principal, Lee Fleming (who stands Trump’s sire, Written Tycoon), along with Iskander.com and Suman Hedge who raced Written Tycoon. Another of the part owners is Peter Davenport, who is no stranger to the winners’ circle courtesy of the mighty sprinter, Hay List.
Written Tycoon is having another big season with no less than seven black type horses: the stakes placed pair of of Alezan Thunder and Andre Roo Hoo, plus his first croppers, Anelene, Gaps In Me Knees, Masthead and Prestigious Miss, all putting him within shouting distance of the Australian Second Season Sires’ championship after taking out the First Season title in 2010/11.