Positivity adds to Almanzor’s haul in style

Positivity adds to Almanzor’s haul in style13 May 2024

High-class staying filly Positivity headlined another successful day for Almanzor when she triumphed in the G3 SA Fillies’ Classic at Morphettville.

The Andrew Forsman-trained filly produced a sterling performance to overwhelm her rivals in the 2500 metre feature.

“I would think it is her last run for the preparation,” Forsman said.

“She has done a lot. To go over to Melbourne and settle into a new environment plus two trips back and forth to Adelaide, she has done a very good job to get to this point and I think she can have four or five weeks in the paddock now before a spring preparation.

“To be fair, this was her target race. Two weeks ago, she went into the Australasian Oaks off the back of a little bit of a freshen-up and a gap between runs.

“It is great for her owner Ben Kwok, who puts a lot of investment into the industry in New Zealand and he is a good supporter of mine, so it is always great when you can get a result for him.”

Our shuttle stallion Almanzor had also earlier produced two domestic three-year-old winners with Geriatrix securing a trip to the Queensland winter carnival with his Rotorua victory while Eliud bolted in at New Plymouth.

Positivity settled midfield on the fence before rider Damian Lane angled her off the rail with 700 metres to run and she held a strong gallop for her third victory from just eight appearances.
“You know riding one of Andrew's horses that they're going to be really fit and I just put her into the race and she did the rest,” Lane said.

“It’s a very good effort to hold her form as long as she has this preparation, credit to Andrew and his team for keeping her up and well for that long."

Positivity won the G3 Sunline Vase and finished runner-up in the G1 New Zealand Oaks before she crossed the Tasman.

She was bred by Sir Patrick and Justine Lady Hogan with Peter Walker and was purchased out of Woburn Farm’s draft at Karaka by Ben Kwok for $160,000.

The filly is a daughter of the stakes-winning O’Reilly mare Pussy O’Reilly, who also finished second in the G1 Makfi Challenge Stakes.