In what can only be described as a sensational 24 hour period for Victoria’s multiple Champion sire Written Tycoon, Friday’s night G1 Moir Stakes win by Pippie at Moonee Valley was further enhanced the following day by Ole Kirk’s stunning G1 Golden Rose win at Rosehill Gardens.
A winner of the G1 Oakleigh Plate earlier this year in February, trainers John and Chris Meagher knew that Pippie’s best attributes were her affinity with racing fresh as well as her unmatched speed – utilising both to give the 5YO mare her second elite level score from her last four starts.
Taking her earnings soaring past $1.2 million, the $60,000 Inglis Classic yearling graduate defeated G1 winners Trekking and Bella Vella in the time of 58.39.
Likely to target further G1 races during the Melbourne Spring carnival, races like the Manikato Stakes and the Darley Classic, both over 1200 metres, shape as possible options.
“This was our main target; we’ve pulled it off. It’s just a huge relief to get through tonight and a huge honour,” Meagher said.
The very next day, Rosehill Garden’s sire-making G1 Golden Rose was won in sensational fashion by Hawkes Racing’s Ole Kirk, sealing a future stud career for the 3yo son of Written Tycoon.
A winner of the Listed Talindert Stakes on debut, a race won in the past by Star Witness, All Too Hard and Microphone, Ole Kirk followed in the footsteps of those colts, going onto score at G1 level to highlight his utter class.
Likely to head towards the G1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) in Melbourne, co-trainer Michael Hawkes indicated the best was possibly still to come.
“I said to Neil Werrett (Owner) before the first run, that the horse was going very good. As good as he’s ever gone. He’s from the All Too Hard, Black Caviar family – it just doesn’t get any better. He is going to excel further. Look out Caulfield Guineas,” stated Hawkes after the victory.
Bred by Gilgai Farm, Ole Kirk is out of a Bel Esprit half-sister to not only the previously mentioned G1 producing sire All Too Hard, but the World Champion, unbeaten Black Caviar.
The sire of 10 individual G1 winners, Written Tycoon is standing this season at Arrowfield Stud in the Hunter Valley, where one of his recent coverings to record a positive result was Ole Kirk’s very own dam Naturale.
“This is what we expected of Written Tycoon’s stock. The quality of mare he has covered in the last few years has accelerated him to the top of the sire premiership where he will no doubt remain,” stated Woodside Park Stud’s James Price.
Less than two months into the 2020/2021 season, Written Tycoon’s G1 double has seen him take the lead of the General Sires’ title, clear of I Am Invincible.