Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Since Smasher’s cracking debut at Doomben on 9 January, Written Tycoon has been represented by 13 runners in Australia with wins to Writteninthestars, Ambrosia, Grand Tycoon (4 from 4) and the stakes placed Write Cheek – all in the city – plus metrop placings to Written Eleison, Vibrant Rouge and Karisha.
Well, he was it again on Sunday with just the two runners – both in the same race at Ballarat.
The Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra trained, May Rain, got the upper hand in the Tracy the Placement People Maiden Plate over 1400m, with Beverley Lechmere’s Written Intent running on strongly for third.
It was a much deserved victory for May Rain who has clearly had little luck leading into Sunday’s assignment. After racing greenly on debut at Caulfield last June, the filly – from the Danehill mare Dantain – jumped awkwardly and finished fifth on resuming in December, knuckled over at the start and ran third at Ballarat and, leading into yesterday’s win, was beaten a whisker when second at Pakenham.
One to definitely keep in mind!

Simon Zahra & Mathew Ellerton

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