Almanzor colt displays pleasing improvement

Almanzor colt displays pleasing improvement11 Jan 2022

Our homebred Almanzor colt Villon showed he was progressing well when he won at his second trial outing over 800 metres on the synthetic track at Cambridge.

The two-year-old had made his first appearance at Matamata in early November and finished off the pace, but the benefit of that experience was evident this time around.

The Team Rogerson-prepared Villon was quickly into stride to sit on the leader’s quarters and was allowed by rider Kozzi Asano to run to the line under his own steam for a narrow victory.

The youngster was purchased out of our New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale draft earlier this year for $300,000 by Rogerson Bloodstock and we accepted an invitation to remain involved in the ownership group.

Villon is the third foal of the One Cool Cat mare Onlyarose, a four-time winner and black-type performer who has already produced the stakes performers Snapper and Fireglow.

The dam produced another colt by Almanzor in 2020.