The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained Tilia Rose, a daughter of Woodside Park's Written Tycoon, impressed on debut at Newcastle on Saturday when running out the winner of the Max Lees Classic over 900 metres. Ridden by Tommy Berry, the Belinda Bateman homebred scored by a length from Redoute's Image, a daughter of Redoute's Choice with Hinchinbrook filly Zeftabrook in third.
Tilia Rose came in from $101 to $26 for next year's Golden Slipper Stakes (Group 1) following her debut victory. She is out of Prevail, who raced twice for the Batemans, but died in August 2018 having only produced one foal.
"It's good to see her do those little things that we like to see - jump, travel then quicken nicely under pressure," Paul Snowden said.
"She's not a 1000-metre whippet, she's actually got a few gears to go through.
Tilia Rose was not the only daughter of Written Tycoon to impress on Saturday with Teleplay scoring in the Kevin Heffernan Stakes (Group 3) at Sandown. The Mick Price and Mick Kent Junior-trained mare defeated Godolphin's European import Home Of The Brave by a nose with Hey Doc a close third. Teleplay took her record to five wins from 14 starts earning over $400,000 in prize money having cost $85,000 at a yearling when purchased by Dynamic Syndications, Dean Watt and Mick Price Racing from the Baystone Farm draft at the 2016 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale.