Widden Sold Colt Wins $500,000 Inglis Nursery
Quality colt Odinson will target the $2m Inglis Millennium in February following a spectacular come-from-behind victory in the $500,000 Restricted Listed ATC Inglis Nursery at Randwick and his half-brother by Zoustar will be offered by Widden at Magic Millions 2024.
Trained by Ciaron Maher and David Eustace – who purchased the Night of Thunder colt from Widden Stud at this year’s Easter Yearling Sale for $320,000 – Odinson was having just his second career start following on from a close up debut third in the Group III VRC Maribyrnong Plate at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day.
After drawing the outside gate of barrier 15 in today’s $500,000 feature, jockey Tyler Schiller had little option but to go back but it didn’t stop him coming the widest in the home straight to produce a long surging run to hit the front near the post.
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Bred by David Redvers’ Qatar Bloodstock, Odinson is raced by a large syndicate of owners including John O’Neill and Ozzie Kheir, whose colours he races in.
While Kheir and O’Neill watched on from afar today, fellow part owner Barry O’Brien was trackside and was thrilled with the result.
“He’s a very good colt this, we knew before his debut he was good and he ran a huge race and to come out today and do what he did, to get back and have to come seven and eight wide and still win, it’s very hard to do,’’ O’Brien said.
“We targeted this race because the money involved in the Inglis Race Series is just too good to refuse. And as a result of that, we’ll give the horse a freshen up now and come back here and target the $2m Inglis Millennium in February on our way to the Slipper.’’
Widden’s Antony Thompson added: “He ran huge on debut and it was great to see him come out and do what he did today.
“David Redvers bred the colt and it’s a big result for Qatar as well, let’s hope he can go on and win plenty more of the big 2YO races and beyond.
“It’s been a great Spring for Widden, with Griff winning the Caulfield Guineas out of our first ever Widden Victoria draft at Melbourne Premier and we’ve got some beautiful horses to offer through Inglis again in 2024 starting with Classic which is full of quality and has something for everybody.’’
Odinson is the first foal of Good Vibes (GB), a Group III winner by Due Diligence that was bought from the Tattersalls December Mares Sale in 2019 for 390,000 guineas.
Her second foal is a Zoustar colt that will be offered by Widden at Magic Millions as Lot 722 and she has delivered another colt by Zoustar this spring.