TheOdysseyshinesin$500,000Jewelwin

March16,20195:29pm。

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Talentedtwo-year-oldTheOdysseyhasrelishedwetgroundtowinthe2YOJewelattheGoldCoast。

AdownpourcouldntdampentheclassofcoltTheOdysseywholedallthewaytowinthe$500,0002YOJewelattheGoldCoast。

TheGoldCoasttrackwasalreadyratedaheavynineintheleadupbutrainbucketeddownfor30minutesbeforetheracetomakethesurfaceevenheavier。

TheraineasedjustbeforetheraceandthecrowdcouldgetaclearpictureofTheOdyssey($3。

30)goingtothefrontandthenhangingonbyalengthtothefastfinishingMissCavallo($13)。

ReadyToRoam($11)alsoranonwelltofinishthird。

TheOdysseyhasnowwonfourofhissevenstartsandbeenminorplacedtwicewithhisonlybadruna12thintheMagicMillions2YOClassicinJanuary。

SchweidaputTheOdysseyinapaddockaftertheMillionsbutdecidedtobringhimbackfortheJewel。

HewasdoingwellandIbelievethetrackwastoohardforhimintheMillions,Schweidasaid。

ThisracewasworthmorethanaGroupOneandrestrictedtoQTIShorsessoprovidedhewaswellIthoughtwhynothaveago,Schweida。

Hewasabletowinhislead-uptwoweeksagotogetreadyfortoday。

Thingshavegoneprettywelltoplanforhimsincehecameback。

EventhefloattripdownfromBrisbanetodaywasgood。

MywifeVeraownsashareinhimanditwillbeabitofapartytonight。

TheOdysseycost$30,000asayearlingbuthasnowreturned$557,000withmoretocome。

TheOdysseyisbyBetterThanReadywhoalsoprovidedthethirdplacegetterinReadyToRoam。

SchweidatrainedBetterThanReadyandhegetsanextrathrillfromanywinofhisprogeny。

BetterThanReadywasafavouriteofmineandbeabletohelphisstudcareerisobviouslygreat,hesaid。

SchweidasaidhehadmadenofirmplansforTheOdysseybutthewinterwasanoption。

WinningjockeyJamesOrmanwasaggressivefromthestartonTheOdysseyanditprovedagoodmove。

Isaidifanyonewantedtotakehimonfortheleadtheywouldsufferandthatishowitturnedout,hesaid。