Moorookyle Park’s Nioka Wozny is looking forward to showcasing a small, but select group of yearlings at this weekend’s Inglis Melbourne Premier.
She could not be happier with the progress of the well related trio; sons and daughters of the in-form stallions Written Tycoon and Magnus as well as one by exciting up and comer Sizzling.
First cab off the rank for Moorookyle is lot 314, an eye-catching chestnut by one of the country’s most popular stallions, the prolific Written Tycoon.
Constantly in the headlines of late, Written Tycoon has been well represented by recent stakes winners Winning Rupert, Grande Rosso, Hot Dipped, Music Magnate and Super Cash – as well, of course, as last year’s Golden Slipper winner Capitalist.
A colt who bears a definite stamp of his sire, this Super VOBIS nominated August foal is out of the winning Reset mare We Belong, a half-sister to the dual Group and three times Listed winner Conservatorium.
It is worth nothing that whilst Written Tycoon’s overall winners-to-runners strike rate sits at over 70%, his winner ratio with mares carrying a Sir Tristram strain is an even more impressive 75.5%!
Line-bred to two excellent mares – Irish Lass (grandam of Last Tycoon and Assert) and Oceana (dam of Noholme II and Todman) – within seven generations – this colt, Wozny says “is a precocious type who has a lot of Vain about him.”
Which is where of course Written Tycoon inherits his own flashy looks.
Also Super VOBIS nominated is lot 580, an imposing Magnus filly out of the metropolitan winning mare Mikumi, a half-sister to this season’s Group 1 Railway Stakes hero Scales Of Justice.
Perth’s most exciting horse, the four-year-old Scales Of Justice is described by jockey Douglas Whyte as a horse “with a whole lot of engine!”
“A well grown filly with an absolutely beautiful temperament,” this chestnut is a descendant of one of Victoria’s best and most popular mares, the great Dual Choice.
And her sire, who boasts a strike rate of just under 70%, has been in rare form – the progeny of Magnus already winning 29 races this year! And amongst that excellent tally are the talented stakes winners Malaguerra, Great Shot, Volcanic General and The Alfonso.
The first crop of Group One winning sprinter Sizzling (son of the hot Snitzel) have been in high demand at the sales and Moorookyle’s colt out of the stakes winner Real Quiet mare Really Flying is an eye-catcher.
“He is a great bodied horse,” Wozny enthused, “extremely athletic.”
A half-brother to the Group Three winner Camporella (also winner of the Perth Magic Millions 2YO Classic), this BOBS eligible colt hails from the family of wonderful broodmare Twiglet, dam of Group One gallopers Fairy King Prawn and Easy Rocking – and grandam of dual Group One winner Cosmic Endeavour.
Boasting a pedigree of considerable depth with a 6 X 4 cross of the legendary Nijinsky II, he also carries three strains (His Majesty, Real Quiet, Whiskey Road) of the prolific Boudoir II family.
Moorookyle Park’s yearlings are housed in Barn E, stables 34 – 38 or visit the draft online at moorookylepark.com.au.