It was a good day for former New Zealand trained gallopers Ruomaza and So Taken on Wednesday, with the pair successful at the metropolitan meetings in Victoria and New South Wales respectively.
Ruomaza was a winner of his only New Zealand start for Kevin Myers when landing a maiden at Wanganui in June, and the son of Azamour was successful in his Australian debut at Bendigo for new trainer Darren Weir.
“He’s a nice horse,” winning jockey Ben Melham said. “He is quite raw. I had to really help him with his action but there is good improvement with him mentally and he is with the right trainer.”
Meanwhile in Sydney, So Taken broke through for Chris Waller at her second start since coming from the Rogerson stable in New Zealand.
"She's not quite there physically but she's got all the heart in the world," jockey Hugh Bowman said.
"In a few months' time when she develops she will be up to the better ones."