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.