Oxford Tycoon a class above his rivals at Wyong
Jul 24, 2018
Story courtesy www.punters.com.au – Mick Hluchaniuk
Oxford Tycoon will be returning to black-type races in the near future after the
Kim Waugh -trained two-year-old thrashed his opposition at Wyong despite a torrid run.
The Written Tycoon colt was thrown into the deep end in his first campaign of racing during the autumn following two strong trials.
He finished third at Listed level on debut at Warwick Farm behind Sandbar before tackling Group Two company in the Skyline Stakes, finishing fifth behind Santos, beaten just over a length.
Oxford Tycoon resumed in a 2YO Maiden Plate on Tuesday where he was sent around a hot favourite at $1.35 for the 1100m event.
The Waugh-trained galloper jumped midfield before jockey Blake Shinn pushed forward on the colt.
A tough run didn't stop Oxford Tycoon from belting his rival
With the pace hot early and Shinn seemingly keen to avoid any potential misfortune, Oxford Tycoon was forced to sit three-wide up on the speed.
Early leader Britzel was first to fold leaving Rectitude out in front with Oxford Tycoon, but it soon turned into a one-horse affair, with the popular elect sprinting well clear of the field at the 200m.
Godolphin gelding Hemsted edged out Rectiude on the line to grab second, some 4.65L off the winner