Alamnzor lights up ring on day 1

Alamnzor lights up ring on day 123 Jan 2021

The first Almanzor youngster to go through the Karaka ring this afternoon proved to be a hot ticket and was knocked down to Graeme Rogerson for $300,000.

Offered by Cambridge Stud, Lot 7 is a son of the One Cool Cat mare Onlyarose, who was successful on four occasions.

Onlyarose, a half-sister to the G2 Concorde Handicap winner Taimana, is the dam of the G3 Matamata Slipper Stakes placegetter Snapper.

The pedigree page features successful stallions Commands and Danewin and the six-time Group 1 winner Verry Elleegant.

Te Akau supremo David Ellis also joined the Almanzor fan club when he went to $300,000 for Lot 120.

The filly is out of the Galileo mare Silver Blossom, a half-sister to international Group winners Silk Blossom and Mashoora.

Those sales were further evidence of the pulling power of Almanzor following a successful introduction at the Magic Millions Yearling Sale.

He had three sell at the Gold Coast for AU$1,520,000 at an average of AU$506,666 and a top price of AU$800,000.

The top-priced Almanzor yearling on the opening day was offered by Pencarrow Stud, Lot 24, and bought by agent Bruce Perry for $320,000.

Rogerson also had the final say at $195,000 on Cambridge’s Lot 119, a son of Savabeel and Karaka Million runner-up and G1 Diamond Stakes placegetter Silk Pins.

The pedigree also features the G2 Moonee Valley Fillies’ Classic winner and G1 Queen of the Turf S. runner-up Gypsy Diamond.

Cambridge Stud also operated on the other side of the fence and went to $100,000 for Lot 111, a daughter of Preferment.

Offered by Rich Hill Stud, she is out of She’s Aloof, a half-sister to stakes winners Include and Sharp Princess.
A headline act in the pedigree is the multiple Group 1 winner Slight Chance.