Almanzor’s son makes bold statement

Almanzor’s son makes bold statement23 Aug 2023

Our homebred Carrazana looks a three-year-old to follow through his spring preparation following a dashing performance to open his winning account on the Kensington track at Randwick.

The Chris Waller-trained son of Almanzor had finished a late closing fourth on debut earlier this month and showed the benefit of that experience to put away a competitive age group line-up.

Carrazana drifted back to a clear last from the outside barrier before improving widest near the turn under Nash Rawiller and he thundered home to win going away by a touch over a length.

“Nash gave him a beautiful ride and being by Almanzor he will get up over more ground,” Waller’s Racing Manager Charlie Duckworth said.

Rawiller was also suitably impressed by the improvement Carrazana displayed off the back of his debut performance and the acceleration he showed in the closing 300 metres.

“I wanted him to switch off and relax early and he’s got a lovely turn of foot, that probably surprised me a bit,” he said.

Carrazana was offered on our behalf at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale by Bhima Thoroughbreds and was purchased by Waller and agent Guy Mulcaster for A$440,000.

He is a son of the English-bred Shamardal mare Empress Cixi, an unraced half-sister to the French Group 2 winner and sire Ocavango, and she is in foal to Sword Of State.

Also the dam of our stakes performed Redoute’s Choice mare Manchu, Empress Cixi’s Kermadec filly named By Her Rules was bought out of our draft at Karaka this year by Ye Akau for $180,000.