There’s a very good reason why buyers paid $220,000 apiece for two Written Tycoon yearlings at the recent Melbourne Premier …
Last Wednesday, Robert Heathcote (who also trains Written Tycoon Group winner, Trump), sent out the lightly raced 3YO, Written Above All, in the Landfill Logistics over 1110m at Doomben.
Looming to the home turn, Written Above All (from the Shovhog mare, Marvella), pounced in the straight to score by over three lengths.
On Thursday, Written Tycoon’s sole runner, Annotator (ex. Lykanna by Anabaa) recorded her second win on the trot for Darren Weir, scoring in a thriller over 1400m at Ballarat – she too was favourite.
Then, on Friday night, It Is Written continued his record as one of the ‘unluckiest’ performers when beaten a neck in the Listed Abell Stakes at Moonee Valley: his first tilt at stakes level.
It Is Written raced wide without cover at the Valley but flew home for trainer Robbie Griffiths and the hardy band of owners.
It Is Written (from the Danehill Dancer mare Winning Team) has been the model of consistency this time in with a win at Seymour followed by a win at Moonee Valley in December. He then ran second at Moonee Valley (beaten a neck), got lost down the straight at Flemington, fourth at Moonee Valley after finding plenty of trouble, a win at Moonee Valley after being slow to begin, another neck second at Moonee Valley on 1 March and now the stakes third.
And last, but certainly not least, was the effort of Howmuchdoyouloveme (below) in the Group Two Challenge Stakes at Warwick Farm on Saturday. This was the 4YO’s first run in 18 weeks but he blew off the cobwebs pretty quickly with a sterling effort for third over the 1000m.