Peribsen made jockey Tye Angland work every inch of the way in his maiden win on Australian soil, but the jockey still had nothing but praise for the promising stayer.
Angland was hard at it on John O’Shea’s Irish import along way from home before he eventually outlasted Peter and Paul Snowden trained Varuska to claim the Mick Lavalle Memorial Class 1 & Maiden Plate (2000m) at Kembla Grange.
“We rolled along and the tempo was good but I was on a horse that doesn’t have much of a turn of foot. I had to get going earlier than what a usually would,” Angland said.
“He is a nice horse. He obviously has his maiden win now.
“Second up over 2000m to win like that is a huge effort.”
Angland completed a double for the day when expertly weaved a passage on Snowden’s Amanito to victory in a Class 1 over 1400m.
It would be enough for him to claim the jockey’s challenge.