Rush hour for Clear Mountain Fairview Ruler

When it rains it pours for Clear Mountain Fairview sire Tycoon Ruler.  The Queensland based son of Last Tycoon finished the 2009-10 season with a rush and has now sired 19 winners of 35 races.

Tycoon Ruler sired a treble at Toowoomba’s Clifford Park on May 29 with Tycoon Cat, Tycoon Tattoo and Tycoon’s Pride.  The winning trio set track and class records by daylight margins.

A fortnight later on June 12, Tycoon Ruler sired a four-timer with Jopa on debut at Gold Coast, Rain Bay and Tycoon Cat at Toowoomba and Dictator in Singapore.

In July, his winners were Kid Tycoon (Ipswich), Tycoon Tyson (Stamford), Tycoon Tattoo (Toowoomba) and Rosas Special (Wagga).

Tycoon Ruler is a son of Last Tycoon and won sprints as winter two year-old at Flemington and Moonee Valley.  He didn’t salute as a three year-old but was runner-up to Delago Brom (MRC Caulfield Guineas-G1), to Titanic Jack (MVRC Alister Clarke St-G2) and to Yell (C.S. Hayes St-G3).

Returning at four, he was a Listed winner of the Rupert Clarke Stakes and John Adams Stakes at Caulfield before retiring to Clear Mountain Fairview.  Her served 168 mares combined in 2005 and 2006 but that dropped to a book of just 38 when E.I. struck in 2007.

Tycoon Ruler will have to battle through the current season with a minimum of juvenile starters.  His first two crops will shoulder the extra workload and his promising sprinter Diplomat is doing a sterling job promoting the sireline in Singapore.

Dictator cruised home to a three length victory last Friday night.  It was his third front-running win in five starts at Kranji.  “This bloke has done a good job,” trainer John Meagher said.  “If he weighed 50kg more, I would say he could become Class 1 material.

Dictator  (4g Tycoon Ruler – Bella Fuse by Irgun) took his earnings past the $120,000 for the Landsdown Nine Stable.  He is a from a speedy filly who won races at the Gold and Sunshine Coasts   She is from the family of G3 BTC Classic winner Gallieni (General Nediym).

“Dictator is a progressive type but won more easily than I thought he would,” Meagher added.  “We’re not getting too carried away but there could be more ambitious goals for him.”.

Clear Mountain Fairview owner Bob Frappell identified Tycoon Ruler as the type of stallion that would succeed with Queensland bred mares at a very competitive fee.  

Tycoon Ruler represents the Northern Dancer sireline and is a very attractive animal with a precocious attitude.  He inherited a fair bit of the ability that made his sire Last Tycoon arguably the best sprinter-miler of his generation.