Written Tycoon sprinter Music Magnate has finished the year on a winning note for his sire at Canterbury.
The Bjorn Baker trained gelding also wrapped up his first campaign in the Hyland Race Colours Hcp (1200m) on Saturday. He ran second on debut at Newcastle in November before doubling up at Warwick Farm and Canterbury this month.
“He’s been a work in progress and has taken a little bit of time,” Baker said. “I will put him out now and we’re going see a much better horse at the autumn carnival.”
Music Magnate (3g Written Tycoon – Concert Girl by Danehill Dancer) arrived with a well-timed sprint under Hugh Bowman to score by a short-head over Inz’n’out. “I was always very confident,” Bowman admitted. “He’s a nice horse and will measure up to better races on bigger tracks.”
A $45,000 buy at the 2013 NZ Karaka Select Sale, he is from a half-sister to Marrok (G2 NZ Wellington Guineas) and Appeal Process (G3 SAf Egoli Sprint).
Written Tycoon is climbing the individual winners ladder with 47 from 128 starters this season. He’s second on the Victorian premiership behind Bel Esprit (63 winners from 216 starters).
His latest maiden winner Bizarre bolted in by 4 lengths at Stony Creek on Saturday. He led from the outset and was never in danger for former WA trainer Johnny Price.
Bizarre (3g Written Tycoon – Canhill by Dangerous) is bred on the same cross as Music Mandate and is from a half-sister to Perth stakes winner Western Zip. It’s the family of Golden Slipper winner Pago Pago who was repatriated from North America to sire 21 stakes winners at Heytesbury Stud in Western Australia.
Written Tycoon stands at Woodside Park and has 8 yearlings catalogued for the Gold Coast Magic Millions commencing on January 7. First through the ring is Lot 88, a colt from Automatic Slim who is related to G1 Qld Winter Stakes winner Nova Star.
Nova Star is by Iglesia, the sire of Written Tycoon, and her Australian bred daughter Acrostar (Danehill Dancer) holds a nomination for the G1 Paddock Stakes in South Africa on January 10.