Capitalist has firmed into an odds-on favourite for the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic after cruising to victory in his final lead-up on Thursday.

An awesome son of Woodside Park sire Written Tycoon, he was always travelling like a winner in the $200,000 Wyong Magic Millions and was eased down to score by nearly three lengths. Bookmakers have firmed him into a red-hot $1.90 market-leader to become a millionaire at the Gold Coast on January 9.

Capitalist is unbeaten following a win on debut in the LR Breeders’ Plate (1000m) at Randwick in October and trainer Peter Snowden is looking forward to the Gold Coast.

“He’s very professional and has a great attitude – he can sit forward or settle back – although he did get a bit keen on the corner today.

Capitalist clocked 63.23s for 1100m to break the race-record held by Unencumbered. The 2013 winner then went on to complete the Wyong – Gold Coast Magic Millions Classic double (and now stands in Victoria at Three Bridges)

“He just oozes class and will have that x-factor on the Gold Coast,” jockey Blake Shinn commented.

Capitalist (2c Written Tycoon – Kitalpha by Fusaichi Pegasus) descends from 1991 Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner Bold Promise and cost James Harron Bloodstock $165,000 at this year’s Gold Coast Magic Millions Sale.

Another son of Written Tycoon, Dieters is also unbeaten after two starts following his win in the Hamilton Hotel QTIS Hcp (1110m) at Doomben on Saturday. Trained by Magic Millions 2yo Classic winning Jason McLachlan, Dieters is currently quoted at $17 for the MM 2YO Classic.

The win by Dieters also moved Written Tycoon up to 2nd on the earnings list of Two-year-old sires around Australia. He is currently third on the Australian General sires’ premiership for winners (65) and wins (83) only behind Not a Single Doubt and Fastnet Rock. He is now also leading Victorian sire by earnings – a ranking either Eliza Park’s Bel Esprit or Darley Victoria’s Reset have held for the best part of the past 5 or 6 years.

Written Tycoon stands for a $19,800 (inc gst) fee at Woodside Park.

He will be represented by 7 lots at Magic Millions Gold Coast in January, 4 entries at the Inglis Classic Sale in Sydney, followed by 20 lots at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale and a single entry for the Inglis Easter Sale in Sydney.

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