Above: Written Miss as a yearling

Flying filly Written Miss (Written Tycoon) continued the dream start she has made to her career and that of her rookie trainer Carol Jennings when she kept her unbeaten record intact at Flemington.

The 3-year-old had won her previous starts at Pakenham and at Ballarat with ease and while she had to work overtime on Saturday, it was enough for a narrow victory in the Lexus Holiday Plate.

Written Miss took up her accustomed role of pacemaker and was able to pinch a break on her nearest rivals nearing the 200 metre mark and she was able to see it through by a short half-head.

“She’s a tough filly and I’m having an incredible time, she’s a great horse to have and I’m surrounded by great people and a fantastic owner like James Kennedy,” Jennings said.

“To have a runner here at Flemington is surreal, let alone a winner so it’s just incredible.”

Based at Pakenham, Jennings is the Head Trainer at Kennedy Racing and has sent out six winners from her last 10 runners.

“I’m trying and aspiring to be the best horsewoman that I can be. I’m trying to keep my feet on the ground and head screwed on and it seems to be working out right, it’s a great time,” she said.

“I’m trying to keep my feet on the ground and head screwed on and it seems to be working out right, it’s a great time.” – Caroline Jennings

Jennings said she would take her time before setting any future targets for Written Miss.

“We’ll see how she pulls up and chat to the team and to the owner. We’ll make some exciting plans then that will suit her.”

Bred by Hesket Bloodstock, Written Miss was offered by Stonehouse Thoroughbreds at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale and purchased by Kennedy Racing for $175,000.

She is the only foal to have raced for dam Enquare (Stratum), who won five races including the G3 Vo Rogue Plate and the Listed Mode Plate and also finished runner-up in the G2 Blazer S.

She is a daughter of the dual Group 3 winner Skewiff (Mookta) and it’s also the family of the G1 Flight S. and G1 Thousand Guineas winner Global Glamour (Star Witness).

Benbow breaks drought

Written Miss was ridden by her regular partner Jason Benbow, whose last winner at Flemington was Astro Castro (Astronomer Royal {USA}) in July 2016.

“It’s a relief and nice to see her number go up in the frame. I’m very grateful and I’m getting a lot of air time for a bloke that hadn’t been riding winners for a few years,” he said.

“It’s fantastic for Caroline and her first runner at Flemington and a big occasion for all those involved. It’s a great effort from the whole team at Kennedy Racing, they’ve put a lot of money into racing and they’re starting to see the results.”

Written Miss was running on empty at the post and just had enough in reserve to see off the challenge of Pioneer River (Snitzel) with Zion (NZ) (Rubick) a close third.

“I’m just very grateful she was able to find under pressure and she’ll sleep very well,” Benbow said.

Article courtesy of TDN