Progressive 4yo gelding Music Magnate capped a remarkable season for his sire Written Tycoon when capturing Saturday’s $750,000 Group 1 James Boag’s Premium Doomben 10,000 (1350) while crediting trainer Bjorn Baker with his first Group 1 winner.
Written Tycoon began the season without a winner at the highest level to his credit. The Woodside Stud resident now has three, with Music Magnate including the Golden Slipper hero Capitalist.
Aided by a frantic speed set by Two Blues and Fell Swoop, Kerrin McEvoy came with a well-timed run on Music Magnate to defeat the fast-finishing favourite Azkadellia by three-quarters of a length with Charlie Boy nosing out Delectation for third. (photo Lisa Grimm)
"Bjorn said to me before the start, it’s going to be a game of chess on horseback,” McEvoy said.