Woodside Park sire Written Tycoon certainly didn’t require any more promotion following an astonishing Magic Millions sale last week.
But Lindsay Park’s Grande Rosso wasn’t going to let that stop him winning the Listed Chester Manifold Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.
Bred in New South Wales, Grande Rosso was sold by Redbank North at the 2013 Inglis Premier Yearling sale to Glenhuntly Lodge for $220,000.
After winning three times for now suspended trainer Mark Riley, he is now in the care of the Lindsay Park operation for which he has won a further three times including Saturday’s stakes race and the $100,000 VOBIS Gold Bullion (1400m) at Pakenham. His earnings exceed $317,000.
Grande Rosso is the 19th stakes-winner for Written Tycoon and the fourth this season.
Interestingly, when sold in 2013 for $220,000, he was the most expensive yearling by Written Tycoon at the time. That has certainly been surpassed since with the high water mark set at $650,000 on the Gold Coast last week.
Grande Rosso is the first foal of the Rory’s Jester mare Jestemma a half-sister to Listed winner Spinning Jenny (Hard Spun) and the stakes-placed Philda (Secret Savings) a twelve-time winner of over $433,000.
Another half-sister is Gilgai Farm broodmare Soorena – the dam of Group I Newmarket Handicap winner The Quarterback (Street Boss) and the multiple Group 2 winner and Group 1 Australian Derby runner-up Philippi (Host).
Jestemma has a filly foal by Helmet and was mated again to Written Tycoon last year.