Almanzor’s son centre of interest

Almanzor’s son centre of interest14 Oct 2023

Adam I Am’s admirers have continued their pursuit of the exciting son of Almanzor, but trainer and part-owner Glenn Old is holding firm.

The four-year-old cruised to his second from three appearances when successful over 1400 metres at Hastings to fuel further interest in the dashing chestnut.

“It’s been amazing really and even on Friday they were still ringing me to buy him, but we’re happy to be racing him,” Old said.

Old purchased Adam I Am at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling for $100,000 and formed the Adam I Am Syndicate to race the horse with co-breeders Philip and Catherine Brown and Kilgravin Lodge, who offered him for Karaka.

He had intimate knowledge of the family as he prepared the dam Our Famous Eve to win three races, including the G2 Japan-New Zealand Trophy.

Earlier this year, Adam I Am’s younger brother was purchased at Karaka by trainer Tony Pike for $170,000.

Adam I Am finished third on debut at Tauranga in January before a spell and successfully resumed at Matamata before he continued his winning form at Hastings where he enjoyed a cosy run in the trial before asserting his dominance in the straight.

“Jasmine (Fawcett) got him across heels and he found the line really nicely. I’d like to give him a little break and then maybe a run or two before the big one,” Old said.

He was referring to the $1 million Elsdon Park Aotearoa Classic over 1600 metres for four-year-olds at Ellerslie on January 27.

Adam I Am is currently second favourtie behind Legarto for the Aoteroa Classic.