Crack 2YO easily bags Group 1 prize

Crack 2YO easily bags Group 1 prize11 Mar 2023

Tokyo Tycoon continued his perfect two-year-old campaign when he proved a class above his rivals in the G1 Sistema Stakes.

The Mark Walker-trained son of Satono Aladdin has reeled off five victories on the bounce with the Listed Karaka Million and the G3 Matamata Slipper also on his CV.

We are fortunate to be involved in the ownership group of such a talented youngster, who is the country’s champion juvenile in waiting.

“He’s a real professional and not a lot fazes him, he knows what his job is,” Walker said.

“He’s very relaxed and I thought he had come on with his last run.”

Tokyo Tycoon jumped quickly to settle in second spot one off the fence and lengthened stride with ease in the run home to romp home by 2.5l.

“I was a bit surprised he put himself so close, but he travelled well and Opie sat and waited,” Walker said.

“The horse is really workmanlike and just knows his job.”

For Bosson, it was a remarkable 10th victory in the two-year-old feature and he rated Tokyo Tycoon favourably with the best youngsters he has ridden.

“This race has been great to Te Akau and myself. He’s a top horse and quickened up nicely, he’s right up there and he’s still untapped,” he said.

Walker will wait until the dust settles before deciding if there is more in store for Tokyo Tycoon this season.

“He’ll trot up on Monday and the horse comes first and we’ll see what happens,” he said.

Tokyo Tycoon has not only emphasised his class this preparation, but also his versatility with success on top of the ground and on rain-affected going on both left and right-handed tracks.

Te Akau chief David Ellis purchased the star youngster out of breeder Rich Hill Stud’s draft at Karaka for $125,000.

He is a son of the winning Starcraft mare All About the Coin, who is from the family of the late, great Zabeel.