Trainers Tony & Calvin McEvoy unveiled a talented debutante at Geelong on Sunday, April 26 when Teramia stepped out.
The daughter of Deep Field overcame a sluggish start to come from second last in the field of 10 and easily win the IGA Liquor Maiden (1112m).
Ridden by Jamie Kah, Teramia started a solid $2.40 favourite and raced away to win by 2-1/4 lengths from Sanbuck ($3.20) with Divisor ($26), 1-1/4 lengths away third.
Kah allowed the three-year-old filly to get into a comfortable rhythm before latching on to the rump of the runner-up which took her up towards the lead about 600 metres from home.
On straightening, the jockey asked Teramia to extend and the filly quickly raced to the front and ran away from her rivals.
Melbourne stable foreman Michael Shepherdson was very impressed.
“Tony & Calvin have always had an opinion of her,” Shepherdson said.
“But, having her first run, we weren’t sure she had the necessary fitness level, but she certainly did.
“I’m sure she will take a lot of improvement out of the run.
“Next time I wouldn’t be surprised if she jumped better and was right on the bridle, a lot more forward.”
Shepherdson said the trainers had deliberately not rushed the filly.
“Physically, she was not ready to be presented at the races until today.
“As I said, she has always shown talent, but we’ve brought her along quietly.
“Jamie rode her well and believes Teramia will be even better suited at 1200m or 1400m.
“We’ll see how she comes through the race before looking at a future program.”
Teramia is owned by Macedon Park Pty Ltd with Grant Sheldon included in the ownership group.