A bunch of good mates and loyal clients were rewarded on Bairnsdale Cup day when debutant Nacirema won in good fashion on debut over 1000m to kick off his racing career in style. A Magic Million purchase from the Gold Coast the horse was recommended by Bloodstock agent Paul Beamish who really liked the colt and later influenced Manny & Michael Gelagotis to purchase the All American Colt for $55,000 which now appears a bargain based on his first up performance.

" This horse has been ready to win for some time and has been a late maturer so it was a credit to the horse to be able to win over the unsuitable 1000m and it was a great ride by Dale Smith who stalked the speed and pounced on the leaders late to win in a manner of a horse going places." said Trainer Peter Gelagotis

The lightly raced Nacirema will be allowed to go through his classes at this early stage however the horse does indicate better things based on his trials and debut race performance so he can be followed with confidence into the future.