Patience rewarded with stunning debut effort

Patience rewarded with stunning debut effort13 Aug 2020

The connections of Bermadez have been forced to be patient and at Geelong this afternoon they were rewarded.

The four-year-old son of Tavistock was making his first appearance and the lengthy wait proved worthwhile.

He was in front at the top of the straight and cruised clear to win untouched by rider Damien Oliver by five and a-quarter lengths.

The gelding is trained by Michael Moroney who was impressed by the performance.

“Thanks to everyone for being so patient but that was impressive - he’s had a couple of little issues and there was a lot of merit to the win today,” Moroney said.

“He looked as if he was having a good look around and not fully concentrating but once Ollie gave him a little shake-up he just changed legs and went away from them so it was all very impressive.

“He relaxes well and has developed into a magnificent looking horse - as long as we can keep him all together then I’m sure he can go on with it from here.”

Bermadez is another success story for Moroney's brother Paul, who secured him at Karaka.

A $280,000 yearling bred by Inglewood Stud, he is a son of the Anabaa mare Pikea.

She is a sister to the G2 Villiers S. winner Dances On Waves and a half-sister to the dam of multiple Group 1 winner and sire Preferment (NZ).