Tasmanian youngster Grand Tycoon (Written Tycoon – Scottattitude, by Grand Royale) became the third stakes winner for Eliza Park Stud stallion Written Tycoon (Iglesia – Party Miss, by Kenmare) when he remained undefeated in Wednesday’ Listed Gold Sovereign Stakes (1200m) at Launceston.
There was little finesse in the performance as Grand Tycoon continually worked hard throughout the $100,000 race before narrowly beating the John Luttrell-trained pair Geegees Velvet (Wordsmith – La Quita, by Grand Lodge) and Gee Gees Style (Wordsmith – Style Setter, by Snippets).
Grand Tycoon’s trainer Barry Campbell said he had considered sending Grand Tycoon for spell on multiple occasions over the past few weeks but the gelding rewarded his perseverance with his fighting win.
“He keeps stepping up and doing the job,” Campbell said.
“I’ve been on the point of sending him for a spell a few times … they started getting his paddock ready for him three months ago.”
Grand Tycoon is the first foal to race out of the stakes-placed mare Scottattitude (Grand Royale – Delocha, by Aliocha), which ran fifth in the Gold Sovereign Stakes in 2005.