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Azamour filly poised to follow family lead
21 Mar 2017
A case of like mother, like daughter may play out in the coming weeks with Aloisia in contention for a Group One start.

The connections of the lightly-tried filly are giving serious consideration to a crack at the Courtesy Ford Manawatu Sires' Produce Stakes at Awapuni on Saturday week.

"We might make the late entry fee for that," Matamata trainer Jason Price said. "Her Mum ran sixth in it."

From the only Southern Hemisphere crop of the ill-fated Azamour, Aloisia is out of the former smart juvenile Queen Boudicca. She was a two-year-old winner and also finished third in the Gr.2 Matamata Breeders' Stakes and sixth in the Karaka Million.

"Physically, they are pretty similar and in their racing patterns. Mum had no early speed and dropped back and this one is the same, she's got a big finish on her as well," Price said.

He trained and part-owned Queen Boudicca with his wife Kelly and her brother Michael Hall and the trio bred and race Aloisia, the first foal of the Perfectly Ready mare.

"We've also got a Keeper filly, who we are in the process of breaking in, and the mare's got a Swiss Ace colt at foot and she's in foal to Dalghar," Price said.

Aloisia ran on late to finish fifth on debut at Wairoa before she again hit the line strongly at Trentham last Saturday to beat all but Belle du Nord.

"We were rapt with the way she went to the line and she hasn't taken a backward step since," Price said.

"She keeps improving and the 1400 metres at Awapuni will be ideal for her." – NZ Racing Desk.