Taupo Double - Superbly Written Superb Indeed

Date: 16 Sep 2023

Taupo Double - Superbly Written Superb Indeed


Taking a step in the right direction, Superbly Written (3 f Written Tycoon – Supara, by Domesday) won the $18,500 Remembering Julie Wilding Maiden 3YO 1300 metres on 15 September at Taupo. 


Having her second start, after making good ground for third when debuting in the Maiden 1200 metres on 23 August at Taupo, Superbly Written succumbed to a narrow defeat but an ensuing protest for alleged interference by rival Still Bangon (Satono Aladdin) saw an inquiry upheld and the outcome reversed.

Ridden by Michael McNab, Superbly Written received a nice trail before getting across heels to challenge in the straight and the pair crossed the line in unison.

A very narrow margin deficit was ruled in favour of Superbly Written after Still Bangon encroached on her line inside the final 100m. 

“It’s never an ideal way to win, in the protest room, especially against the filly trained by Steve Autridge (former Te Akau trainer),” said co-trainer Mark Walker.

“She’s a filly we think a lot of and she’ll only keep improving for the experience, especially as we step her up in distance. 

“Her ability is untapped at this stage, having just her second start, and it’s great to gain a victory early in her career.”

On footing rated Good4, Superbly Written ran 1300 metres in 1:22.1 and paid $2.80 & $1.40 on the NZ TAB tote.

Owned by Te Akau Magic Fillies Breeding Syndicate (Mgr: Karyn Fenton-Ellis MNZM), Superbly Written was purchased for $800,000 at the 2022 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, from the draft of Newhaven Park, and given her potential she has nominations for both the 1000 Guineas (Gr. 1, 1600m) and 2000 Guineas (Gr. 1, 1600m).

Leading First Season Sire and Champion Two-Year-Old Sire Written Tycoon (Iglesia) is currently fourth on the Australian General Sires List, with over 100 stakes winners including 15 Group One. 

Written Tycoon is also a sire of sires, including Golden Slipper (Gr. 1, 1200m) winner Capitalist, Group One winners Written By and Ole Kirk, and Rich Enuff, Winning Rupert. 

Her dam Supara competed mainly in stakes races, trained by Gai Waterhouse, and as a three-year-old finished runner-up in both the Emancipation Stakes (Gr. 2, 1500m) and Surround Stakes (Gr. 2, 1400m), after winning early in her career over 1100 metres. 

From the family of Redoute’s Choice (Danehill), dam sire Domesday (Red Ransom) was a smart Group Two winning sprinter, sire of Group One winning stallion Pressday, while also making his mark as a broodmare sire, given his excellent line-breeding. He has had particular success with Northern Dancer line mares, evident in pedigree of Supara. 

At the time of purchase, Ellis said: “She is all class, athletic, and a high-quality filly with a terrific pedigree. 

“It’s not hard to fall in love with a filly like this and we were thrilled to be able to secure her from a stud that we have come to know so well, through Newhaven Park standing Xtravagant.

“She walks beautifully, very correct, great temperament and demeanour, and just a gorgeous filly.”

Superbly Written was strapped by Loka Manu. 


Photo credit - www.raceimages.co.nz


Sign up to our newsletter