Royal result for Almanzor mare

Royal result for Almanzor mare2 Aug 2023

A wide barrier at Sale wasn’t enough to deny our genuine mare Royalz an overdue breakthrough victory.

As game as they come, the Almanzor four-year-old was ridden aggressively from the gate by Daniel Stackhouse to cross the field and make the running.

The Ben, JD and Will Hayes-trained Royalz was clear on straightening and she had enough in reserve at the end of 1432 metres to secure a rightful victory.

“She stepped really well and I knew there wasn’t that much speed inside me so I was happy to take it up,” Stackhouse said.

“She built into from the corner and did a nice job and I knew she was always going to hold them off. I think she’s got some more improvement to come as well.”

Royalz finished in the money in two of her four starts for Matamata trainer Mark Walker before we sent her to Lindsay Park and had posted minor placings from her previous two Australian appearances.

“That was great to see and to get a result as she has been ultra-consistent since she came over from New Zealand, congratulations to Cambridge Stud,” stable representative Will Evans said.

“She’s not a big filly, but she does try very hard and hopefully she can go on with it now.”

Te Akau chief David Ellis signed on our behalf when Royalz was purchased out of breeder Hallmark Stud’s draft at Karaka for $300,000.

The chestnut is a daughter of the G2 Matamata Breeders’ Stakes winner Lady Royale and a pedigree page that also features the Group winners Crack me Up and Hoofit.