A Bold Performance

Oct 02, 2013

By no means the complete package was Bold Zamour when he came to us this year, the son of Zabeel "a bundle of nerves" according to Michael Kent who felt a sense of satisfaction at guiding the gelding to an easy win at Kilmore on Tuesday.

Travelling nicely at the rear of the field for Nicholas Hall, the lightly raced five-year-old was forced wide at the 500m - making an early run but finishing off strongly to win by a length.

In doing so Bold Zamour recorded his second win and the first for the stable and he did a very good job considering he was racing under the steadier of 60kg.

A horse who has endured sacroiliac problems, Bold Zamour was also inclined to overrace - "it has taken ages to settle him down," Kent said, "but he is finally racing more tractibally."

Originally a $280,000 Easter purchase, Bold Zamour is a well related son of the champion stallion Zabeel and the imported Soviet Star mare Love Mary - a half-sister to the Gr.1 Racing Post Trophy winner Crowded House from the family of outstanding stallions Royal Academy and Storm Cat.

Raced by Jack Kennedy, Anthony Gurry, John Bell, Tim Gurry, Phillip Coish, Geraldine Gurry, Distinct Racing And Breeding Pty Ltd (manager Geoffrey Evans) and Padinga (manager Terrence Kenna), Bold Zamour will be aimed at 3000m races at Moonee Valley over the Christmas period.

"They look nice sorts of races for him," Kent said.