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30/07/02 Classy Young Tycoon Rules Again
r1tycoonruler.jpg (15585 bytes)Tycoon Ruler, a lightly raced colt by Last Tycoon, made it back to back city wins when he hung on gamely to win the Qantas Handicap at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

Bred, owned and raced by the Marconi family at Mornington, Tycoon Ruler defied a significant betting drift to score his second consecutive win.

A start earlier the youngster had downed a handy field down the straight 1000 metres at Flemington.

The colt is now realising his potential according to trainer Jim Marconi's son Carlo.

"He's a colt because right from the start we though he was going to be our next Group One horse," Marconi, who's also a trainer, said on Saturday.

"It's nice to see him putting everything together on the track now," he added.

With Nash Rawiller in the saddle the attractive colt shot clear of his rivals and then was forced to show plenty of fight to hold off the late challenge of the recent runaway Cranbourne winner Bunreba.

r1tycoonruler2.jpg (16915 bytes)"He has absolutely no luck at his first two starts," Marconi added referring to the colts unplaced efforts at Sandown and Moonee Valley. "We ran into Titanic Jack last start and he got knocked down at least three times."

Tycoon Ruler is out of the former talented racemare Sweet Delight, a daughter of Rancho Ruler.

Sweet Delight won many good class races including the Stocks Stakes at Moonee Valley and the Cranbourne Cup.

"With some stamina on his dam side I'd be expecting him to stretch out to longer trips in the future," Marconi added. "He's a pretty talented horse."

The colt is by the brilliant Blue Gum Farm based international siring star Last Tycoon.

A winner of the Breeders' Cup Mile on the track, Last Tycoon is a beautifully bred son of the champion sire Try My Best.

At stud he is the sire of many top class performers including Mahogany, O'Reilly, Bigstone, Marju, Ezzoud, Lady Jakeo, Magic of Money, Super Sheila, Tracy's Element, Lost World, Poliuto, Privilege, Taipan, Knowledge, Tycoon Lil, Lady of Chad, Monde Bleu, Tychonic and present day star South African Tytola.

Last Tycoon is standing the 2002 breeding season at Blue Gum Farm for the fee of $19,250 (inc GST). He'll be standing alongside Encosta de Lago, King Charlemagne, Rubiton and Umatilla at the picturesque property near Euroa.

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