Interstate stakes double for Written Tycoon

Leading sire Written Tycoon's 2020 book includes 35 of Arrowfield's best mares. (PHOTO: Bronwen Healy)

Written Tycoon celebrated his arrival at Arrowfield this week with a two-state stakes double on Saturday, courtesy of a pair of 3YOs, Hightail in Queensland and his 34th stakeswinner, Dirty Work in Sydney.

After just 14 starts Hightail has built an impressively consistent record of success in quality company and on Saturday he added the $125,000 Gold Coast Guineas 1200m G3 to his Gosford Guineas LR win three starts ago. 

Bred by Woodside Park Stud out of the Falvelon mare La Paris (again in foal to Written Tycoon), Hightail is from the family of Group 1 winner Dashing Eagle & Group winners Single Bullet, Osborne Bulls & Viridine. He was a $520,000 purchase from Woodside’s 2018 Magic Millions draft for the consortium of Newgate Farm, China Horse Club & Winstar which now races him with partners and he’s trained by Peter & Paul Snowden. 

Jockey Ryan Maloney gave support to the stable’s earlier suggestion that Hightail’s current campaign might include a Group 1 target.

“You would think so off that, he would get in with a really light weight, he makes his own luck, he is very honest and he has got that black type quality that can run really well in a Stradbroke.”

Dirty Work scored a particularly appropriate win in the Arrowfield-sponsored $112,000 Ortensia S. 1100m LR at the Scone Racing Club’s meeting at Rosehill.  The Hawkes-trained colt has made rapid progress to win his last three starts after four promising efforts in stakes company earlier this season. 

Written Tycoon’s 34th stakeswinner Dirty Work & Tommy Berry have the finish to themselves in Saturday’s Arrowfield Ortensia S. LR. (PHOTO: Bradley Photos)

Bred by Rifa Mustang and bought for $800,000 from Sledmere Stud at Inglis Easter by Spendthrift Farm, Dirty Work is the second foal of Maidel (by Ad Valorem), a half-sister to Group winner Gamay and stakeswinner Meidung. Maidel has a yearling filly by Written Tycoon.

Written Tycoon’s 2017 crop also chipped in on Saturday when his -ahem! – cheekily named daughter Kissonallforcheeks (ex Rosie Rocket by Blackfriars) added a second straight win to her four-start record in Perth.

The 2016 Champion Sire of 2YOs is fourth by winners on this season’s list with a tally of 10, including VRC Talindert S. LR winner Ole Kirk. 

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