Hollylodge Thoroughbreds has one of the standouts in the Melbourne Premier II catalogue with its Written Tycoon – She’s A Knockout filly (Lot 672).
In fact, if the catalogue had been printed weeks later, there is no doubt this yearling would be in Session 1 of the sale!
The Super VOBIS nominated chestnut is by Woodside Park’s red-hot sire and is a half-sister to Burning Front (by Primus).
Since the catalogue went to print, the Darren Weir trained Burning Front has won more than $270,000 including a Group 3 and two lucrative VOBIS Gold races.
“The filly has such a professional approach towards everything,” Hollylodge manager Daniel Nevill said.
“She covers the ground with ease with her long stride and she has great strength and scope.”
Burning Front is one of the toughest stakes winners in the country and, if that’s not enough, she’s also by Written Tycoon whose son Capitalist is hot favourite for the Golden Slipper Stakes.
Written Tycoon has been in stellar form with 14 winners already this month. And among that tally is stakes winner Shakespearean Lass who was part of a Caulfield treble for her sire on February 6 – Written and Grande Rosso also in winning form that day whilst Press Report was a bold second in the G2 Breeders’ Classic at Randwick.
Rich Enuff was also in the placings at Group level first up and can add to his already impressive record in Saturday’s G3 Liverpool City Cup at Randwick.
The Written Tycoon filly for sale from Hollylodge is a daughter of terrific broodmare She’s A Knockout.
Besides Burning Front (11 wins & $540,000), she has also produced Flemington juvenile winner Apollo Creed and five times winner Cajo Kellila whose son Autonomous is showing plenty of promise for the Darren Weir stable.
Hollylodge’s consignment coming down from Avenel also includes colts by Reward For Effort (Lot 218) and Helmet (Lot 342) plus a So You Think filly from LR Gold Sovereign Stakes winner Rock The Moment (Lot 304).