Almanzor’s son impresses at Ipswich

Almanzor’s son impresses at Ipswich6 May 2023

Congratulations to the connections of Cours Vite following his impressive performance to win at Ipswich.

The three-year-old son of Almanzor was raised on the farm and we sold him at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale on behalf of breeder Dr. Phillip Mak to Wexford Stables for $130,000.

Cours Vite placed three times from a handful of starts for trainers Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott before they sent him to Queensland and the move paid off in spades with a top effort to score easily over 1666 metres.

“We got him over there because he needs good ground and he was running out of that in New Zealand,” Scott said.

Cours Vite had finished fourth in his Australian debut, also at Ipswich, and showed the benefit of that outing.

“He had the experience of that first run and he had the constitution to handle the back-up. He’s a lovely, big horse and it was very pleasing to get a result,” Scott said.

“We’ll run him again in a fortnight over 2000 metres in his own grade and we could raise the bar if he wins again.”

Cours Vite settled back in the field before improving wide around runners across the top for rider Jake Bayliss and the gelding powered home in the straight for a convincing 1.3l victory.

He is a son of the American-bred More Than Ready mare Caminadora, who was a talented race mare and won the G3 Churchill Down Regret Stakes, and she produced a sister to Cours Vite last season.