Villon puts it all together

Villon puts it all together27 Sep 2023

The enigmatic Villon turned his form around in style on the all-weather track at Cambridge to belatedly break through over 1300 metres.

The Almanzor four-year-old had his mind well and truly on the job to register an overdue maiden success over 1300 metres for Team Rogerson.

We bred the son of the stakes performed son of Onlyarose and his good looks and pedigree saw him sell to Rogerson Bloodstock for $300,000 at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale at Karaka in 2021.

Villon had finished runner-up in two of his previous 10 outings and this time sat in second spot to the turn before lengthening stride in the run home for rider Joe Kamaruddin to win by a comfortable length and a-half.

His dam Onlyarose is a daughter of One Cool Cat who has also left the G3 Standish Handicap winner Snapper and the four-time winner and black type placegetter Fireglow.

She has an unraced three-year-old brother to Villon named My Way, who was secured by Ballarat trainer Nigel Blackiston for A$80,000 at Inglis’ Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale last year.