Interstate Double for Written Tycoon
Mark Smith - Saturday, 5 August 2017

Trainer Kelly Schweida executed a successful hit and run mission to Sydney with Written Tycoon gelding Shogun Sun in Saturday's walking2help,com, au Sprint at Randwick.

Jockey Christian Reith took a needle-eye opening between Addictive Nature and Solar Patch on the $20 outsider whose only previous win in five starts came at Eagle Farm back in March.

Hitting the line strongly, Shogun Sun defeated the favourite Addictive Nature (Savabeel) by a length and a quarter with Solar Patch (Stratum) a short neck away in third. (photo Steve Hart).

"We didn't go overly quick and he just needed a split, and he took a bit to get through to build his confidence but once he got through, he really impressed me," Reith told AAP.

The race was a test for the Group One Golden Rose (1400m) on September 23.

An $80,000 purchase y his trainer from the Baystone Farm draft at the 2016 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Shogun Sun advances his record to two wins and two seconds from six starts with earnings of $89,600.

He is the fourth foal and third winner out of the unraced Belong To Me mare Lady Somers who is a half-sister to Listed stakes winner Ishiabeel (Ishiguru) and Video Star (Quest For Fame) out of the stakes-placed Zabeel mare Danceabeel.

It's the family of the slick sprinter Tramuntana (Singspiel).

Lady Somers has not had a live foal since Shogun Sun. She missed to Fiorente (IRE) in 2015 and was covered by the Melbourne Cup winner again last spring.

Not long after Shogun Sun won at Randwick, Written Tycoon was in the thick of things again when his 3yo son Wallace Street made an explosive career debut in the Ken Bock Maiden Plate at Morphettville Parks.

No shock for punters here. The Richard Jolly trained gelding was backed off the map and won accordingly.

Ridden by Jake Toeroek, Wallace Street (pictured as a yearling) was never headed in a bloodless three and a quarter lengths win over Mighty Mick (Hussonet) with Port Vale (Master Of Design) three-quarter of a length back in third.

A brother to the stakes-placed Written Consent, Wallace Street was purchased by his trainer for $60,000 out of the Woodside Park draft at the 2016 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale.

He is the eighth foal of the winning Octagonal mare Hill Street Blues a daughter of the Group I Blue Diamond Stakes runner-up Danari (Danehill).


Race 1 - Www.Walking2help.Com.Au (Bm75) - 1200m
Class: Benchmark 75. Track: Soft(7). Time: 1:11.72. Sectional Time: 0:35.34 at 600m.
Prizemoney: $100,000 - 1st: $54,000 2nd: $19,000 3rd: $9,000.
 1   Shogun Sun T: K M Schweida J: C Reith
3g   Written Tycoon x Lady Somers (Belong To Me (USA) )
 Lot 369 2016 MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor - Baystone Farm Gnarwarre Vic
Buyer - Kelly Schweida  $80,000
 2 1.3 Addictive Nature T: Bjorn Baker J: Tim Clark
3c   Savabeel x Generous Nature (Carnegie (IRE) )
 Lot 301 2016 NZB Premier Yearling Sale
Vendor - Little Avondale Stud
Buyer - Ultra Thoroughbred Racing  $775,000
 3 1.5 Solar Patch T: G W Moore J: J R Collett
3g   Stratum x Fleeting Touch (USA) (Touch Gold (USA) )
 Lot 307 2016 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale
Vendor - Widden Stud, Widden Valley
Buyer - George Moore Bloodstock / Gary Moore Racing  $600,000
 4 1.8 Wild Heart T: M, W and J Hawkes J: Tommy Berry
3g   Hinchinbrook x Wildly Entertained (USA) (Forestry (USA) )
 5 3.1 Brave Song T: P and P Snowden J: K McEvoy
3c   Your Song x Brave Choice (Dr Fong (USA) )
 6 4.7 The Mighty Fed T: David Payne J: J Parr
3g   All Too Hard x Swiss Rose (NZ) (Thorn Park )
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