It may be a case of "Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better" between our stallions as Wrote has had a great start to July following on from Bullbars' seven winners in June.
In the past four days, three of the progeny from Wrote's first season as a stallion in the US have greeted the judge. Toss in another couple of seconds and a third and it really has been an exceptional start to the month of July.
Wrote's first winner for the month was his filly Irish Letters (ex Kawaguchi [Fusaichi Pegasus]). She recorded her first victory in deadheating in a maiden race at Gulfstream Park over 1,500m on the turf.
Coming into the race, Irish Letters had recorded a second and three thirds from her eight starts, so was deserving of a maiden victory. She had to do it tough too. From the jump, she settled three wide in the midfield where the pace in the first quarter was dawdling. As the pace increased mid-race, she was left to chase the leader who had a three length advantage into the straight. She set down to her work and drew level and they could not be separated on the line.
Irish Letters' was the performance of the race, so there may be further success in store.
Wrote's next winner was the very impressive Written (ex Reiss's Halo [Skip Trial]) who smashed her rivals by seven and three quarter lengths on the all weather track at Woodbine in Canada. Sent out the favourite after a couple of recent placings, Written settled well in second in the 1,700m event. Just past the half-mile she pushed forward to join the leader and instantly the rest of the field were struggling. Entering the straight, she was two lengths clear and she was in no danger of being beaten. As she crossed the line, she was showing no signs of stopping.
Finally, The Chanci (ex Chippewa Court [Doneraile Court]) continued his good form this season by winning over 1,500m at Gulfstream Park on the turf. In his five races this preparation, he had finished no further back than fourth.
Taken back from his wide draw, The Chanchi settled ten lengths off the lead and remained there until mid-race where he began to improve three and four wide. As the field entered the straight, he swept to the lead and held a couple of length advantage right to the line; never in danger of defeat.
Wrote now has had eight winners from his first crop of 28 foals, of whom 19 have run. Halfway through their three year old season, his first crop has a runners/winners ratio of 42%. While a number of his winners have come in their three year old season, his son High Distinction earned black type as a two-year old.
Wrote is standing for $5,000 again this season. We are also looking forward to welcoming his first NZ foal crop this spring.