Odeon powers to dominant maiden victory at Geelong

Aug 17, 2016

Exciting three-year-old Odeon underlined his enormous potential with a runaway maiden win at Geelong.

Racing resumed on the turf track after a winter break and Odeon gave connections a whiff of spring when he demolished his opposition in the Pro-Ride Racing Maiden Plate.

Odeon went down narrowly at Flemington two starts back but nothing went right at the same track at the colt’s last outing before the rise to 1700m helped the New Zealand-bred galloper break his maiden with ease.

Chris Symons took over aboard Odeon in the $23,000 race, sending the son of Zacinto forward to race outside the leader before the promising stayer took the lead on the home turn.

Odeon relished the extra ground, extending his break over his opposition in the straight before hitting the line almost five lengths ahead of his nearest rival.

“He’s just a natural stayer and he’s just improved with racing,” Simon Zahra, who trains Odeon in partnership with Mathew Ellerton, said.

“The longer distances are going to be perfect for him. He’s such a natural stayer and he’ll improve with experience.

“He’ll definitely measure up in some harder races but it’s a matter of bringing him along at his own pace and not rushing him but he’s a very nice horse.”

Odeon’s maiden win earned connections a $12,650 winner’s cheque, taking his stakes tally to more than $29,000.

Congratulations to Odeon’s terrific bunch of owners and all involved with the emerging prospect’s Geelong victory.