Written Overcomes Trouble

Jul 21, 2014

Written looked to be in trouble early at Flemington on Saturday, the tough filly just 400m after the start of the Vintage Crop Curragh Racecourse Handicap checked before clipping heels.

But she ended up taking a sit fourth behind the leaders – not letting the interference take her mind off the job!

And in the run home she was all heart, engaging in a two horse battle with favourite Jessy Belle (cause of the early trouble!) and diving right on the line.

In doing so Written recorded the fourth success of her 12 start career, one which has seen her already amass over $209,000 in stakes.

Kicking off her career under the care of Michael Kent’s long time friend Craig Carmody, Written showed enough ability to be considered a great prospect for Vobis racing.

And so to Victoria she headed, breaking her maiden at Mornington in late January and since then winning three times at metropolitan level.

Kent was pleased with the way in which Katelyn Mallyon – who was riding Written for the first time – read the race.

“She rode he really well,” he said, pleased when Mallyon had the filly out ready to charge from the top of the straight.

“She likes to have room to get free-rolling,” he said.

Raced by Geoff Grimish, Craig & Keline Carmody and Manuel Spinola, Written – who boasts an interesting 4 X 2 cross of the champion stallion Marscay – was bred by Northern Lodge Stud.

She is a daughter of consistent stallion Written Tycoon from a strong European family whose members include the big race winners Warrsan, Luso, Avenir Certain, Blind Ambition and Common Grounds.

Thanks to Bruno Cannatelli for another great photo!