First-season sire Kermadec records his first winner

Juvenile filly Montefilia strong to the line to give sire first winner

Kermadec (Teofilo), a G1 Doncaster winner at three, entered stud at Kelvinside in the Hunter Valley in 2016 and covered a full book of 129 mares in his first season.

Today, his first-up daughter, Montefilia, was awarded the win with a strong and powerful burst, recording her sire his first winner.

Under the tutelage of David Payne, the filly was dominant when first-up on the heavy track at Newcastle, having performed only fair at her three trials before today's race win.

Jumping from barrier four of a five-horse field, the two-year-old filly travelled three-wide and once balanced in the final two furlongs, Glyn Schofield powered her home nicely to take the win by a head. 

Her dam Bana Wu is a big supporter of the Darley stallions, having first gone to Kermadec's sire Teofilo, before returning to Kermadec, and since seeing Ribchester in 2019 and 2020. 

Montefilia was bred by Mr G Russell of Victoria and purchased as a yearling by David Payne from the 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the Tyreel Stud draft for $130,000.

Kermadec will stand the 2020 breeding season at Kelvinside, NSW.