Gallant is certainly the right word for the tough win of the Written Tycoon sired mare Super Cash in the Group 2 Schillaci Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.
With Illustrious Lad hitting the front and looking like the winner at the 150-metre mark, Trainer Andrew Noblet’s Super Cash was able to wear down her rivals in the shadows of the post to claim another first-up victory.
Jockey Katelyn Mallyon was delighted to claim another Group 2 win aboard this mare for some of her biggest supporters.
“She is a ripping horse, especially first-up and (trainer) Nobby placed her terrifically. It is great to get a win over the Spring Carnival with her. She does everything that I ask and hopefully she achieves a deserved Group 1, because she is good enough,” Mallyon said.
Mallyon’s sentiments were echoed by Woodside Park Stud’s Matt Tillett.
“She is just so good first up, winning four from five fresh. I spoke to Nobby a few weeks ago and asked why nobody had called to get this mare into the Everest, as she flies first up, and she has beaten Chautauqua comfortably before,” Tillett said.
The Moir Stakes was the original first-up target for Super Cash, but she failed to get a start, so Noblet was forced to change his path with the talented mare.
“You can’t believe that a mare of that quality couldn’t get into the Moir, it was quite amazing, she was the third emergency as a multiple group winner, who has hardly ever put in a bad run in her life,” Tillett said.
She now holds nominations for the Group 1 Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley on October 27, which suits her as a front-runner, as well as Group options on Derby Day and the Group 1 Darley Classic on Stakes Day.
Super Cash was bred and raced by long-term Woodside Park Stud client Steve Millar and Peter Robinson, from their brilliant broodmare Super Bucks.
“The Group 1 Darley won’t be easy, but on a good day she can beat anyone, and she deserves her shot at the big one.” Millar said.
Being the only original owner left in Written Tycoon, with one exceptionally good share, Millar has sent Super Bucks back to the Champion stallion this year and is in foal with a full relation to Super Cash on the way.
“Super Bucks was a good winning race mare, but she has been a sensational broodmare. She has now produced three winners including Super Tycoon (Written Tycoon) who won four Sydney races in a row at Randwick and Rosehill,” Millar said.
“Her third foal, Fast Tycoon (Written Tycoon), has had a win for Hayes, and a full sister was foaled last year.”
Standing at Woodside Park in Victoria, Written Tycoon has now produced 21 stakes winners and stands this season at a fee of $88,000 inc. GST.