While the saying ‘winners are grinners’ is often the mantra used within the racing industry, Saturday’s outstanding second by Rich Enuff filly Plutocrat had all at Woodside Park Stud grinning from ear to ear.
Making her debut in mid-February with a victory at Doomben to become the first winner for her sire, the Chris Anderson-trained filly progressed to last Saturday’s Listed Brian Carter Stakes (1100m) at the same track at just her third start.
Jumping from barrier 11 of 12, the Glenlogan Park-raced filly was forced to travel back and wide throughout, but once the field rounded the turn, she showed determined acceleration to pass all bar the winner, going down by a narrow 0.2 lengths to become Rich Enuff’s first stakes performer.
Jockey Mark Du Plessis was suitably impressed with the filly, stating post race that she was, “a good filly going forward, a 3yo that is going to be very exciting.”
The very next day saw Hamilton Hill, another previous winner by Rich Enuff, score a second win from her last three starts, pulling away from her rivals to win by a length and a half for trainer Paul Butterworth at Toowoomba. The trainer later stating on his Facebook page, “Hamilton Hill finishes off her prep in style with a soft win today! She is a filly with plenty of ability and can’t wait for her to return a much stronger horse!”
With four individual winners to his credit and a further five placegetters, no other active Victorian-based first season sire has recorded more winners, wins, or more progeny earnings so far this season.
Covering just shy of 500 mares in his four seasons at stud, Written Tycoon’s fastest son at stud has continued to gain support from many of Australia’s leading breeders, and with his first crop continuing to impress on the track, we’re confident that with his 2020 fee of $8,800 (inc. GST), the support will continue.