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17/3/2019 The Odyssey shines in $500,000 Jewel win

The Odyssey (Better Than Ready) landed the lucrative Aquis 2YO Jewel (1200m) at the Gold Coast yesterday, his fourth win from a seven-start career. The Odyssey ($3.30) hit the front before hanging on by a length to the fast finishing Miss Cavallo (Nicconi). Ready To Roam (Ready To Roam) also ran on well to finish third. "He was doing well and I believe the track was too hard for him in the Millions," Kelly Schweida said. "This race was worth more than a Group 1 and was restricted to QTIS horses so provided he was well I thought why not have a go. He was able to win his lead-up two weeks ago to get ready for today. Things have gone pretty well to plan for him since he came back. Even the float trip down from Brisbane today was good.”