Toowoomba Tycoon

Clear Mountain Fairvew stallion Tycoon Ruler continued his winning run at Toowoomba on Saturday night when Backstage Tycoon won her maiden for trainer Tony Gollan.

Tycoon Ruler’s progeny have an affinity for racing under lights at Clifford Park and he seems to sire a winner there every Saturday night.

At Toowoomba ten days ago, he sired a winning double with Conahy and Tycoon Tattoo.   Toowoomba Turf Club chairman Bob Frappell stands Tycoon Ruler at Greenmount and he also races Tycoon Tattoo.

The Tony Sears-trained gelding set a new class record of 62.18s when defeating Toowoomba specialist Silver Scholar over 1100m.

Silver Scholar had won seven out of eight starts on the Cushion surface at Clifford Park and had also run third in the Listed Weetwood Handicap.  But that didn’t sway the confidence of Sears and Frappell.

“Silver Scholar is going particularly well but I thought we could beat him,” Frappell said.  “Brooke Richardson rode him a treat even though the reins slipped out of her hands at one stage.”

Earlier in the day, Frappell and his wife Maree had cheered home Tycoon’s Pride at Doomben.  The Michael Nolan trained gelding led all the way over the 1350m.

Tycoon Ruler is a son of Last Tycoon and he 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 in the G1 Caulfield Guineas, to Titanic Jack in the G2 MVRC Alister Clarke Stakes and to Yell in the G3 C.S. Hayes Stakes.

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.

Frappell identified Tycoon Ruler as the type of stallion that would succeed with Queensland bred mares.  He has a precocious attitude and inherited a fair bit of the ability that made his sire Last Tycoon one of the best sprinter-milers of his generation.