A feast of 2YO trial success for Arrowfield sires

He’s fifth on the Sires’ Premiership, has just notched up his 35th stakeswinner and recorded the fastest Randwick 2YO trial winner on Monday – there’s plenty for Written Tycoon to celebrate this week! (PHOTO: Bronwen Healy)

Snitzel, Maurice, Not A Single Doubt & Written Tycoon all enjoyed success at the Official 2YO Trials, held over 850 metres on the Soft6 Kensington track at Randwick on Monday.

Written Tycoon’s imposing daughter Enthaar (out of the Arrowfield-bred mare Final Agreement, a full sister to G1 winner Secret Agenda, by Not A Single Doubt) posted the fastest time of the morning when she sailed home by almost 5 lengths in 50 seconds flat. That was faster than the Group & Listed trial won by Group 2 winner Libertini in 50.13.

Raced by her breeder Emirates Park, she is trained by Ciaron Maher & David Eustace.

Maurice notched up his second Australian trial winner when Maurice’s Medad (ex Presslist by Librettist) followed up his trial 2nd a fortnight ago with a strong effort to score right on the line. He stopped the clock at 50.65 seconds.

Maurice’s Arrowfield-bred daughter I Love Lucy (ex Lustrous by Flying Spur) won a Randwick trial on 8 September. 

Trainer Bjorn Baker said, “I wish I had more horses in the stable with the father being Maurice! He’s the shining light of my two-year-olds at present.”

Like all but two of Monday’s 9 trial winners, Maurice’s Medad is a Magic Millions graduate, bought for $250,000 by Bjorn Baker Racing & Clarke Bloodstock from the Vinery Stud draft.

Soon afterwards, Maurice added his 12th, 13th & 14th individual winners in Japan, when Polestar (ex Primus by Fuji Kiseki) won over 1400m at Chukyo and Zodiac Sign (ex Reinette Groove by King Kamehameha) & Bloemendaal (ex Blumenblatt by Admire Vega) won over 2000 & 1600 metres at Nakayama.

Snitzel and Not A Single Doubt didn’t miss the opportunity to remind everyone why they have 437 juvenile winners between them, 67 of them stakeswinners.

The Chris Waller-trained River Snitty (by Snitzel from Savannah River, an Encosta de Lago half-sister to Champion Sire Savabeel) made up ground late to score by a half-length in 50.59 seconds.

Bred by Gerry Harvey, River Snitty was a $350,000 Mulcaster Bloodstock purchase from Baramul Stud. 

By Not A Single Doubt from A Brilliant Idea (by Afleet Alex), Vaccine has already won the prize for the year’s Best Name, but she showed she’s also made of the right stuff with a willing finish from off the pace to win her trial in 50.52 seconds.

Vaccine was a $220,000 Magic Millions buy for trainers Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott from the draft of breeder Highgrove Stud.

Not A Single Doubt’s second 2YO trial winner for the day came on the Gold Coast where Arrowfield Easter Private graduate True Moonlight (grey like her dam Moonlight Hussey by Hussonet) made the most of her quick start and stuck on well to win over 900 metres for Gillian Heinrich. The runner-up was another grey Not A Single Doubt filly, Winter Violet (ex Mandawara by Daylami).

The now-retired son of Redoute’s Choice also played a part in Shalaa’s first Australian trial winner. That was the Chris Waller-trained colt Shaquero (ex Fimatino by Not A Single Doubt), who cruised home nicely in the first trial at the Gold Coast for owners David Devine & Neville Morgan.

Bred by Bob Hannon, Shaquero was a $160,000 Guy Mulcaster buy from the Fernrigg Farm draft at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale. 

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