It wasn’t the perfect beginning, but it was the perfect ending for newcomer, Repossession at Belmont on Wednesday.

Trained by Chris and Michael Gangemi, Repossession made the best possible start to his racing career in the Amelia Park Plate (1000m).

Although it wasn’t the way the Gangemi’s expected to see the gelding winning, he turned in an eye-catching performance on debut.

In-form hoop, Brad Parnham, was instructed to lead on Repossession, but those plans went astray early after he commenced slowly.

Maintaining his excellent form in the saddle, Parnham pushed forward on Repossession and settled seventh before the turn.

The Sessions two-year-old looked to be in trouble when caught behind runners in the straight, but Parnham expertly switched to the inside.

Repossession, who started the $3.30 second behind Housewife, snatched the lead in the final 50m and got up to score in a tight finish.

Overcoming a challenging first run, Repossession defeated The Agency by a short-head with the fast-finishing Hez Got The Safe a head away third.

Repossession, a $62,500 Perth Magic Millions yearling, franked the ability he had shown in winning two warm up trials.

Chris Gangemi said because the race didn’t go to script and Plan A was thrown out, it made the victory all the more impressive.

He believes there is enormous upside to Repossession.

“From day one, every gallop he’s had has been impressive,” Gangemi said.

“His two trials have been just as impressive, but he didn’t help himself today (Wednesday).

“We were hoping he’d bounce straight to the front and be a really easy watch.

“Plan A was to lead on the fence.

“He gave Brad (Parnham) a pretty hard ride, but was still good enough to get the job done.

“He just wants to run and charge through the bridle.

“He’ll be a better horse when he relaxes.”

Repossession’s maiden campaign will be brief.

Gangemi said he will either go to a Saturday race in two weeks or off to the paddock.

Repossession ended up being the sole bright spot for the Gangemi’s after stable mates Oscar Charlie and Plato Or Plomo ran poorly.

The Agency for Trevor Andrews and the Graeme Ballantyne-trained Hez Got The Safe won plenty of admirers despite their narrow defeats.

Hez Got The Safe validated excellent trial form, charging home from last after having to go back from a wide draw.

Julio Santarelli