Written Tycoon galloper Howmuchdoyouloveme has returned from two years in the wilderness to win the Celebrations Hcp (1100m) at Rosehill. And his win continued an extraordinary winning streak for the Woodside Park sire with an average of a winner a day for the past month.
Howmuchdoyouloveme’s win was his first victory since the G3 Healy Stakes (1200m) at Eagle Farm in June 2013.
Burdened with 61kg before apprentice Samantha Clenton’s claim, he was appearing for the first time after finishing last in the G3 Show County Stakes at Randwick in August.
“He was one of my better rides for today,” Clenton said. “He came off the bridle a long way out and was just too good for them.”
Howmuchdoyouloveme (7g Written Tycoon – Betula Belle by Celtic Swing) was bred by Modewarre-based Bill Cockram and sold for a mere $5,000 at the 2010 Inglis Classic yearling sale.
Saturday’s result lifted his lifetime record to 8 wins in 29 starts and prizemoney of $655,895.
“He still has some wins in him and I couldn’t have been happier going into this race,” part-owner and trainer Con Karakatsanis said.
“I was a bit worried about the wet track but he is a horse with a lot of class.”
Progeny of Written Tycoon have won more races over the past 30 days than any other sire in the land. This record was maintained with the win of Written Return at Donald on Sunday. The filly was making her debut for trainers Dennis & Robyn Beriman and won pulling up by next to three lengths.
Dennis Beriman rates the horse very highly saying “I reckon Written Return may prove to be the best horse I’ve had.”
The Woodside Park champion sire has spaced all Victorian-based stallions with 48 individual winners’ this season. Next best are Magnus (32) and Reset (29). He is equal fourth on the national list in terms of winners.