Jedibeel A Class Above His Rivals

Jedibeel (Image courtesy of Ashlea Brennan Photography)
Jedibeel (Image courtesy of Ashlea Brennan Photography)

Quality four-year-old Jedibeel furthered his impressive record on Monday afternoon with a stylish performance at Canterbury Park.

The Brad Widdup-trained son of Savabeel overcame the outside gate to win with plenty in reserve at the end of 1100 metres.

Jedibeel was caught three deep beyond midfield before improving wider across the top and he lengthened stride in fine style to give Tyler Schiller an easy ride to the post.

“He surprised me as he sustained a long run and usually, he’s got a short, sharp sprint,” he said.

“He had no favours in the run and he got the job done so well.”

Bred and sold by Waikato Stud, Jedibeel now has five victories and five placings from his 12 appearances.

“His record really just speaks for itself after overcoming that sticky draw,” stable representative Rosie Jilla said.

“We left it all up to Tyler and he had a lot of horse underneath him.”

From the family of Waikato Stud’s glamour sprinter I Wish I Win, Jedibeel is a son of the unraced O’Reilly mare Starry, who has left five winners including the Group-performed Starrybeel.

A half-sister to the Listed Widden S. winner Delta Girl and from a well-performed family that also features the G1 Livamol Classic winner Savy Yong Blonk, Starry produced a filly last year by Noverre before returning to the Group 1-winning son of Savabeel.

Jedibeel was originally sold by the Matamata farm at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Weanling Sale for $35,000 and was later purchased by Widdup for A$190,000 at the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale.

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