Promising Winner for Written By
Third on debut in the Listed Merson Cooper Stakes behind Little Brose and Cylinder, Written By colt Gangitano has run into several promising sorts in three subsequent races before breaking the ice with an impressive win at Pakenham on Thursday.
Ridden by Michael Dee for Amy and Ash Yargi, Gangitano bowled along in fourth place behind the speed set by Suprendre and the confidently backed Disselation. Eased out three wide to mount his challenge, Gangitano bounded clear to win the 1400m maiden by three and a half lengths.
Gangitano is a class above & shoots away from them late 💪
— Racing.com (@Racing) August 24, 2023
“He made my job very easy,” Dee said.
“He’s five times better than this lot. He’s a city-quality horse, and hopefully, he can gain plenty of confidence from this.
“He feels like a miler, no further at this stage. He would have no problem with 1600m as long as the tempo was genuine and he could relax.
“He has a good turn of foot and needs to keep momentum, then he has the ability to win much better races.”
Bred by Aquis Farm and G 1 G Racing & Breeding, Gangitano was a $70,000 pinhook for Binalong Bloodstock from the Willow Park Stud draft at the 2021 Inglis Australian Weanling Sale.
Reoffered by Newgate Farm at the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale, the son of Written By was knocked down to Dream Thoroughbreds / Bluegrass Bloodstock (FBAA) / Yargi Racing / Pink Race Series Ladies Horse Syndicate for $80,000.
He is the second winner from as many to race for the talented Foxwedge mare Colosimo, a $20,00 purchase for Avesta Bloodstock at the 2021 Inglis Australian Broodmare Sale.
Gangitano is the third winner of the new season for Written By, who stands at a fee of $27,500.