Written In The Win
Mar 22, 2014
Barrier 13 of 13 was never going to be ideal for Written, a filly with great natural speed and who just loves to lead and run.
Drawing the outside gate at Sandown on Saturday, the three-year-old had to do a bit of early work to get to her favoured position but once there she travelled sweetly for Jackie Beriman.
Leading throughout at Sandown – with its long straight – is never an easy task however and Written was under siege over the final 200m with the challenges coming thick and fast.
But she is a filly who can dig deep, and she did just that – fighting all the way to the line to record a particularly courageous victory.
Three times successful from her last five starts, the former Sydney filly – sent to us by our good mate Craig Carmody – has been inclined to over-race when she doesn’t get her own way – at the track and on race day.
“When he sent her down Craig said he’d had a lot of trouble trying to get her to settle,” Michael Kent recalled – “and when she had her first start for us we rode her back a bit and she pulled like crazy!”
“She just likes to get breathing and rolling out in front – she is very tough on speed,” he said, adding that “she has a great stride length."
Immediate plans are not yet clear-cut for Written who can chase black type in a Listed race at Morphettville next Saturday or Vobis Gold prize money at Flemington.
“We will nominate her for both races and see how we go,” Kent said.
A keen student of pedigrees, Kent noted that Written has a lot of her dam sire about her – “she looks a lot like Marscay,” he said - noting that she carries a 4 X 2 cross of that influential stallion.
Beriman, who has been aboard Written on four occasions for three wins and a second, described the chestnut as “an improver.”
“She just keeps getting better and better,” she enthused – “and I get on with her really, really well!”
Congratulations to owners Geoff Grimish, Craig & Keline Carmody and Manuel Spinola. Not only are they having a lot of fun with the daughter of in-form stallion Written Tycoon, but she is proving financially rewarding too – already amassing over $136,000 in stakes.
Photo courtesy of Bruno Cannatelli.