Dirty Work

Dirty Work

Sexy G2-winning son of Written Tycoon

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Written Tycoon – Maidel, by Ad Valorem
2016, Bay | 16hh - Entered Stud: 2021 | Fee: $19,800 Eligible for Share The Upside

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Scintillating winner of the 1100m Schillaci S. [G2] at Caulfield, a race won by Black Caviar, Buffering, Miss Andretti etc defeating four-time Group 1 winner Hey Doc and running his last 600m in 32.93.

Track record holder over the Kensington 1100m [1:01.74] in his maiden win carrying 57kg, the fastest ever time by a colt at Randwick.

Placed 3rd in the Manikato S. [G1], the fastest ever 1200m on the Moonee Valley StrathAyr surface (1:08.76) beating home four Group 1 winners including Pippie, and Bella Vella.

The best (and arguably best-looking) son of WRITTEN TYCOON at stud in Victoria.

As a 3-year-old placed 3rd behind three-time Group 1 winner and stallion Bivouac in the Vain S. [G3].

Dominant 2.5L winner of the Ortensia S. [L] at Rosehill defeating seven stakes winners including Group 2 winner Prophet’s Thumb.

Beaten 0.5L in the Oakleigh Plate [G1] as a four-year-old carrying 57kg beating Zoutori, Anders, Standout, Hanseatic.

Placed in the Concorde S. [G3] 1.5L behind six-time Group 1 winner Nature Strip and Group 1 winner Gytrash.

Finished 4th in The Shorts [G2] beaten 1.4L by The Everest winner Classique Legend.

Purchased by Spendthrift Australia for $800,000 at the Inglis Easter Sale.

“He’s a belting looking horse with a beautiful, beautiful attitude.” Wayne Hawkes, co-trainer

“I said it when we bought him as a yearling, you have to buy the best-looking sons of the best stallions, and we are sitting here now thinking, happy days, we have a Group 2 win on the board and the horse is a 10 out of 10 physical.” Garry Cuddy, General Manager Spendthrift Australia.

Written Tycoon – Maidel, by Ad Valorem
2016, Bay | 16hh - Entered Stud: 2021 | Fee: $19,800 Eligible for Share The Upside

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Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd (SP) 3rd (SP) Earned
2 2 0 0 1 A$7,800
3 11 4 (1) 1 1 (1) A$194,950
4 7 1 (1) 0 2 (2) A$376,950
Totals 20 5 1 4 A$579,700
3rd at 3:
  • Vain S. for 3YO Colts & Geldings at Caulfield (G3 1100m, beaten by Bivouac, beat Dubious, Excess Funds)
Won at 3:
  • 3YO Maiden Plate at Kensington (1100m, track record 1:01.74, fastest ever time by a colt at Randwick)
  • Ortensia S. at Rosehill (Listed 1100m by 2.5L beating Star Boy, Bon Amis, Handle the Truth, Prophet’s Thumb, Noble Boy, Soothing, Villami, Jonker etc.)
3rd at 4:
  • Concorde S. at Royal Randwick (G3 1000m beaten by Nature Strip & Gytrash, beating Ball of Muscle, Splintex etc.)
Won at 4:
  • Schillaci S. at Caulfield (G2 1100m beating Diamond Effort, Hey Doc, Order of Command etc.)
3rd at 4:
  • Manikato S. at Moonee Valley (G1 1200m beaten by Hey Doc, Trekking beating Kementari, Lyre, Pippie, Bella Vella)
5th at 4:
  • Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield (G1 beaten by 0.5L beating Zoutori, Prophet’s Thumb, Anders, Standout, Hanseatic etc.)

Dirty Work compiled five wins and more than $580k on the racetrack, headlined by his victory in the G2 Schillaci Stakes and the Listed Ortensia Stakes.

He will be the best son to stand at stud in Victoria of Written Tycoon, Australia’s leading sire of stakes winners and stakes wins this season – and ranked second by overall earnings, winners and wins.

Australia’s leading first season sire in 2010-11, and leading sire of two-year-olds in 2015-16, he has continued to produce quality offspring for many years.

Written Tycoon has proven himself to be a sire of sires including leading first season sire by winners and Stakes winners Capitalist, Rich Enuff, Winning Rupert, Written By, Ole Kirk and now Dirty Work.

Bred by Rifa Mustang and bought for $800,000 from Sledmere Stud at the Inglis Easter Sale by Spendthrift, Dirty Work is the second foal of Maidel (by Ad Valorem), a half-sister to Group winner Gamay and stakeswinner Meidung.

Other notable features on his page include Group 2 winners Banish and Pinwheel, both by Lonhro, with the latter amassing over A$1.2mil in prize money in a 12 win career.

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G2 Schillaci Stakes
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Dirty Work at Randwick on September 19, 2020.
Dirty Work as a yearling