Written Tycoon supporters – and there’s plenty of you out there* - would have noted with interest the impact of his runners over the past week and a bit: It Is Written scoring at Moonee Valley on 7 December; Write Cheek being stakes placed the following day; Ways of a Tycoon and Phoenix Tycoon notching up a trans Tasman double on the Sunday.
And this weekend has been run along similar lines: The Tycoon was very impressive on debut at Bendigo on Friday and Vibrant Rouge flew home for a big score at Flemington yesterday.
Certainly punter expectation was high for his 2YO, Grand Tycoon, today who was sent out a $1.60 favourite after two wins over 900m at Hobart last month – winning on debut by 2.8 lengths and then getting home by a whisker after jumping poorly on 25 November.
Grand Tycoon has his mind right on the job today though and after sitting just off the pace, flew home to score by 2.3 lengths.
Bred in Tassie by Rachel Clayton and Dean Woodhouse, Grand Tycoon (below) is from the Grand Royale mare Scottattitude, a three time winner in the Apple Isle herself.
Trained by leading Tasmanian mentor, Barry Campbell, this exciting youngster is owned by Charlie and Wendy Langmaid.
* Written Tycoon has covered 106 mares this spring 779 overall since retiring to stud in 2007. His last 3 winners are The Tycoon (winner on debut at Bendigo on Friday), Vibrant Rouge (four from five when successful at Flemington on Saturday) and Grand Tycoon (now three from three) – 8 from 9!