Moruya trainer John Marzol believes the future is bright for Loudaz after an impressive victory on debut at Wagga on Saturday.
Loudaz ($8.00) quickly repaid Marzol and his connections on his purchase price after a big win in the Chocolate Starfish @ MTC On Nov 16 Maiden Handicap (1000m).
The four-year-old entire was passed in for $350,000 as a yearling and picked up for just $1000 by Marzol at last year's Inglis Great Southern Sale.
That has proved to be a bargain buy as Loudaz overcame an outside draw to storm home and grab victory on debut at Murrumbidgee Turf Club.
Amanda Masters settled near the tail of the field on Loudaz and brought him right around the field on the home turn, where he balanced up and then stormed to what proved to be an effortless victory.
He was eased down by Masters on the line, winning by three quarters of a length from Crimson Hoffa ($7.00) and Gentlemen's Words ($5.00).
Marzol was impressed by Loudaz's performance.
"It was. He's a very good horse," Marzol said.
"He just knows nothing about it yet. He's still a bit green but I was very happy with the result."
Marzol admitted he was concerned when he was still a long way back rounding the bend.
"I was actually. I knew he had the ability but it's hard to win from back there like that," he said.
"You don't want to be back that far over 1000 metres."
Loudaz underwent two wind operations, his latest at Charles Sturt University in Wagga, before making his successful debut.
"Apparently they tell me he was a very high-priced yearling," he said.
"He was a roarer and has had two throat ops and the second one done the job."
Marzol hopes the horse can measure up to a Highway Handicap.
"He would be, hopefully he keeps that up," he said.
"Hopefully I can get another (win) out of him before I turn him out."
It was a successful trip north for the Hayes-Dabernig stable, who claimed a winning double courtesy of Testigo Estrella ($3.70) and Alqaab ($1.90).
Leading apprentice jockey Blaike McDougall rode both winners.