Jan 27, 2014
A plan to sit out wide on pace came to fruition when Written recorded a dominant victory at Mornington - the second leg of a winning double for the stable.
Having drawn out wide for Jackie Berriman, Written - having only her second start for us - showed good natural pace and, having had her rivals off the bit a fair way from home, gave a very nice kick into the straight.
Getting further in front the closer to the line she got, Written won by 2 1/4 lengths, justifying the high opinion of her held by part owner and original trainer Craig Carmody.
Running well at her Randwick debut last winter, Written was sent south to make the most of her Super Vobis qualification.
But it has not been easy sailing with the filly somewhat highly strung.
"She is a very tense sort of filly," Michael Kent explained, adding that when ridden more quietly first up she did not really finish off.
"Since then we have let her run along more freely in her work and she has been much better."
"Craig has always had a high opinion of her," Kent continued, "he thinks she is city class."
Berriman, riding Written for the first time, was taken by the style of her victory - "she is a fizzy little filly so you just have to try to keep her as relaxed as you can."
"She jumped well today and was always travelling well," adding that Kent's instructions whilst not orthodox proved right - "he said to sit out wide and his instructions are always perfect, they always work!"
Raced by Geoff Grimish, Craig & Keline Carmody and Manuel Spinola, Written - a $45,000 purchase at the 2012 Inglis Autumn Yearling Sale - is by Written Tycoon (pictured) out of the Marscay mare Goldilocks from the family of European stars Warrsan and Luso.
Ancestress of this family is the fine mare Lady Susan whose other descendants include the influential stallions Danzig and Bletchingly.