Bec to debut for Judd at Kyneton


AFL legend Chris Judd’s racing mates bypassed him when naming their syndicate’s latest purchase with the Matt Cumani stable.

Judd races several horses with actor Gary Sweet in a partnership that includes Cumani clients, the Diamond family and Mark Goldberg.

Goldberg has Lord Goldberg named after him while Sweet has the recent maiden winner Boom Boom Sweet in his honour. It was Judd’s turn but the syndicate opted to name their latest runner after his wife Bec.

Tycoon Bec will debut in the third race of Thursday’s Kyneton meeting.

Cumani joked he saw a few similarities between Tycoon Bec and Mrs Judd, a businesswoman and media performer in Melbourne.

“They are very similar, very athletic looking, but this one doesn’t wear all of the active wear,” Cumani laughed.

Tycoon Bec will make her racing debut as a four-year-old. Cumani said the late start to Tycoon Bec’s career was due to her being kicked twice by other horses in nasty paddock incidents.

Trainer Matt Cumani has a good opinion of Tycoon Bec’s talent ahead of her debut at Kyneton on Thursday. Photo: Brett Holburt/Racing Photos via Getty Images.

However, Cumani saw a positive in the delay to the daughter of Written Tycoon’s debut.

“She had a lot of bad luck. She’s a little bit of a delicate type, not a typical Written Tycoon,” Cumani said.

“All these little hiccups, as much as I’d have liked to avoid them, they have allowed her to mature.”

Cumani said the mare showed ability in her only jumpout on the Ballarat Synthetic track last month. He said she was a winning chance on debut but would benefit from the experience.

“I’m really excited about her, I think she’s a really nice horse,” Cumani said.

“I think Kyneton and the distance aren’t going to necessarily suit her but, you never know, she just might be a class above them and impress us on debut.”

Apprentice Tatum Bull will ride Tycoon Bec at Kyneton.

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