Miss lands gamble for Tycoon

Bookmakers who underestimated Miss Kindilan were burned when the Written Tycoon filly landed a plunge at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Some corporates bet as much as $51 on Wednesday and she was no better than $8.50 when the field jumped in the Singapore Airlines 2yo Fillies Plate (1200m).

Trainer Barry Lockwood said Miss Kindilan was coming off a nightmare first-up outing at the Gold Coast.  “Everything that could go wrong did go wrong,” he said.  “We put blinkers on and took the tongue tie off and it seemed to do the trick in her work through the week.

“She appreciated having some room today and Brad (Pengelly) said there’s still a lot of room for improvement.”

Miss Kindilan is the 10th individual juvenile winner by Woodside Park’s champion sire in Australia this season.  He’s also sired G1 Manawatu Sires’ Produce Stakes winner Luna Rossa in New Zealand.

Written Tycoon’s Aussie contingent have won a total of 19 races for earnings of $4,196,931 and he will win the Australian 2YO sires’ title in a cakewalk.  His G1 Golden Slipper winner Capitalist is another certainty to be crowned Australian Champion 2YO.

Woodside Park auctioned the fifth and final on-line nomination to Written Tycoon through bloodstock.com.au last week and it was purchased by Iranian-based agent Hamid Nikoumanesh for $53,500.  The other successful bidders were Neil Jenkinson ($56,500), Nicole Ernest ($60,000), Michael Hadley ($60,500) and Angela Haynes ($59,500).

Trainer Bjorn Baker is already looking towards the new season with his last-start Written Tycoon stakes winner Winning Rupert.  Successful in the G2 Champagne Classic (1200m) at Doomben in May, he will be set for the G1 Golden Rose on September 10