Written Tycoon's Pippie Blows Them Away in Oakleigh Plate
Mark Smith - Saturday February 22

On a track playing all day to speed, with a jockey universally admired as one of the best front-running rider in the land, everything panned out for the speedster Pippie as the daughter of Written Tycoon led at every call to capture Saturday’s $500,000 Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (100m) at Caulfield.

Winning nothing grander than the Group III Cockram Stakes over 1200 metres on the same track last August, Pippie flew the lids from her outside barrier under Linda Meech and had the field off the bit chasing when turning for home.Sustained speed Pippie claims the Oakleigh Plate - images Grant Courtney

The Zoustar gelding Zoutori whittled the margin down to half a length with the veteran Stratum gelding Crystal Dreamer three-quarters of a length back in third.

It was a second Group 1 for Meech after the 2015 Coolmore Classic on Plucky Belle and she becomes the first female jockey to win the Oakleigh Plate.

"It's awesome, especially to do it at Caulfield," Meech said.

"I was apprenticed here. It's really special."

Trained at Mornington by John and Chris Meagher, the 4yo daughter of Written Tycoon advanced her record to 5 wins and two seconds from 9 starts with earnings of $571,450.

It’s is a first Group 1 for Chris Meagher since entering into his partnership with his father John.

"I said last time in she went out a little girl and she's come back a grown-up woman," Chris Meagher told AAP.

"Today she was just pure speed and was too good. It's a magic result.Pippie models the winner's rug

"I said to Linda, 'handlebars down as soon as the gates open'. She's just pure speed and she's extra, extra special fresh."

Pippie was a $60,000 purchase out of the Eureka Stud draft at the 2017 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale.

She is the first foal of the 6-time winning Ne Coupez Pas (USA) mare Coupe Express a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed Timely Truce from the family of dual Group II winner Merry Ruler.

Coupe Express has a 3yo filly by Spirit Of Boom named Boom Express and a yearling filly by Defcon.

She missed to her cover by Hellbent in 2018 before returning to Sprit Of Boom last spring..

Pippie becomes the 8th Group 1 winner for Woodside Park Stud's popular Written Tycoon who also sired last year's Oakleigh Plate winner Booker. Written Tycoon covered 136 mares at his 13th season last spring at a fee of $110,000.


Written Tycoon in upcoming sales:
Oakleigh Plate Gr1 1100m
Caulfield Track: Good(3) Time: 1:01.93
T: J & C Meagher J: Ms L J Meech 52
4m Written Tycoon (AUS) x Coupe Express (AUS) (Ne Coupez Pas (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $60,000
V:Eureka Stud, Cambooya, Qld
B: J Meagher
T: M Ellerton & S Zahra J: Jamie Kah 56
4g Zoustar (AUS) x Atotori (AUS) (Haradasun (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $160,000
V:Amarina Farm, Denman
B: Ellerton Zahra Racing Pty Ltd
Crystal Dreamer
T: M Ellerton & S Zahra J: Damian Lane 55
7g Stratum (AUS) x Crystal Wit (AUS) (Distorted Humor (USA))
All Too Royal
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: M J Dee 52
5g All Too Hard (AUS) x Bel Mer (AUS) (Bel Esprit (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $270,000
V:Goldin Farms, Angaston, SA
B: Belmont Bloodstock Agency (FBAA)
T: John Pascoe J: A Darmanin 52
5g Bel Esprit (AUS) x Yasey San (AUS) (Yasey (JPN))
T: James Cummings J: Craig Williams 55.5
3c Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Dazzler (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
T: R D Griffiths J: D Yendall 52
4g Magnus (AUS) x Flourishing (AUS) (Not A Single Doubt (AUS))
Bold Star
T: G V Richards J: D Moor 52
4g Needs Further (AUS) x Alzahra Star (AUS) (Danewin (AUS))
MM Tasmanian Yearling Sale $18,000
V:Brooklyn Park Evandale Tas
B: Gordon Richards Racing
Bons Away
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: Jye McNeil 55
6g Bon Hoffa (AUS) x Villa Albani (AUS) (Mossman (AUS))
Humma Humma
T: John McArdle J: W Pike 52
4m Denman (AUS) x Humma Mumma (AUS) (Bel Esprit (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $80,000
V:Flinders Park Stud, Flinders
B: Redgum Racing Pty Ltd
T: M, W & J Hawkes J: D Dunn 53
4h More Than Ready (USA) x Personify (AUS) (Galileo (IRE))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $500,000
V:Cressfield, Scone
B: A R Bell Racing
T: L Smith J: Zac Spain 52
4m Sepoy (AUS) x Further (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $34,000
V:Vieira Group Pty Ltd, Sydney
B: D Weir / Roll The Dice Racing
T: T Rogers J: Dean Holland 52
6g Sakhee's Secret (GB) x Plan The Peace (NZ) (I Conquer (NZ))
T: P & P Snowden J: Tim Clark 51.5
3f Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Rostova (AUS) (Testa Rossa (AUS))
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig J: Regan Bayliss 55.5
7g Nicconi (AUS) x Alqwah (IRE) (Danehill (USA))
Fine Dane
T: J F Moloney J: Beau Mertens 52
4g Danerich (AUS) x Fine Feelings (AUS) (Monde Bleu (GB))
Ball Of Muscle
T: Joseph Pride J: G Schofield 58
9g Dubawi (IRE) x Parfore (NZ) (Gold Brose (AUS))
Free Of Debt
T: Chris Bieg J: C Newitt 50
3c Unencumbered (AUS) x Stagerush (AUS) (Giant's Causeway (USA))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $30,000
V:Phoenix Broodmare Farm Euroa Vic
B: Chris Bieg Racing Pty Ltd
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