Eamonn’s Memory won in dominant fashion at Albury on Thursday taking out the Maiden Handicap (1500m).
The gelding has taken some time to mature but there looks to be a lot more in store for the New Zealand-bred three-year-old.
After a slow tempo in the early and middle stages, jockey Jake Duffy allowed his mount to stride forward and take up the running from the 800m.
With a strong kick after straightening, Eamonn’s Memory was able to score by a length and half.
“It was a great decision to take up the running after the slow early tempo, Jake summed things up very well,” trainer Andrew Dale said.
“We are nowhere near this horses ceiling, there’s a lot more ahead.”
Eamonn’s Memory is by Per Incanto from the Darci Brahma mare In Memory Of.
He was purchased for $40,000 by Mitchell Bloodstock at 2020 Inglis Ready To Run Sale from Kiltannon Stables in New Zealand.
Words: Justin Jenvey