Moonee Valley Double

Feb 22, 2015

A triple city winner at three, Written was straight into winning form at her first run as a four-year-old, the talented and speedy chestnut  recording a gutsy victory at Moonee Valley on Friday night - the second leg of a stable double.

Sitting fourth on the rails, Written was crowded for room at the turn but once off heels in the straight she put on display a good will to win, finding plenty when challenged over the final stages.

"We thought the race might have been just a bit short for her," Anna Skinner said of the 1200m event, "but she did have a jump-out on Monday and she went really well."

"She has been a bit of a hot filly in the past," she continued, explaining why Written had not raced since last winter, "so Michael just thought he'd give her time to mature and she has come back really well."

"We will probably just keep stepping her up through her grades and see how she goes. She seems to have settled down mentally now and she might get a bit further this time in."

A versatile mare who has won over a variety of distances between 1200m and 1600m, Written gave Jake Bayliss a good feel throughout the race - and in the lead-up too.

"She went really really well on Monday and I have been looking forward to her return. She is a mare on the improve and she is only going to go on from here."

"She is a very happy horse and she looks absolutely enormous - Mick has done a great job with her."

Raced by Geoff Grimish, Craig & Keline Carmody and Manny Spinola, Written was a $45,000 purchase for Carmody, her original trainer and long time friend of Michael Kent.

A daughter of in-form stallion Written Tycoon (pictured), she is a half-sister to fellow multiple city winner Arena Rock from the family of German stars Luso and Warrsan. Further back this is also the family of influential stallion Danzig.