Almanzor mare breaks through in style

Almanzor mare breaks through in style13 Sep 2023

Te Akau Racing’s liking for the progeny of our stallion Almanzor has had its latest reward with Kith ‘N’ Kin romping to her maiden victory over 970 metres on the all-weather track at Cambridge.

She settled off the pace under jockey Vinnie Colgan before improving wide across the top and produced a stirring finish to win going away by a length and a-quarter.

Raced by breeder Ronald Lau, Kith ‘N’ Kim has required careful handling and the four-year-old was making just her third appearance.

“It was a nice patient ride of Vinnie’s and Ronald has allowed us the time to get her right for racing,” co-trainer Mark Walker said.

“She’s had numerous little things go wrong, including a paddock injury, but she’s shown ability and we love the stock of Almanzor and look forward to her stepping up over more ground.”

Te Akau also trained Kith ‘N’ Kim’s three-time winning dam Kindred, while granddam Kind Return was also a multiple winner add finished fourth in the G1 Auckland Cup.

From the family of dual Group 1 winner and producer Tarzino, Kindred also has an unraced Almanzor three-year-old colt and a juvenile filly by Hello Youmzain.