Widdup’s two-year- old Jailbreak to make an impact on debut
THERE is a very good chance JAILBREAK will be in the $200,000 Wyong Magic Millions Classic (1100m) on December 12 and, depending what else is there of course, he could well win the race.
The Brad Widdup-trained colt did plenty wrong in his September 17 trial on the Kensington track but more than made amends in his Hawkesbury trial last Monday morning.
It is worth noting that Jailbreak was the most expensive of all Rubick progeny sold at the Gold Coast making $ 470,000 which doesn’t guarantee success but it’s a very good sign.
Widdup and Jadeskye won another of the heats at their home base last week, this time with WONDERBABE, a $ 400,000 Easter yearling by Snitzel.
The third of the Widdup/ Jadeskye trial winners was JUNGLIZED, a flashy chestnut son of Snitzel who was nursed to the line winning his heat by not quite a length but with plenty like.
If the aforementioned Jailbird is at Wyong for their big twoyearold race in eight days time, then he is almost sure to cross paths with DIDDLES who was just too darn fast and classy for the others in her 760m heat there last week.
Diddles is trained by four time Golden Slipper winning trainer Clarry Conners for his old mate John Singleton.
Diddles is bred to win a Magic Millions more than most given she by Snitzel (third in 2005) out of Mimi Lebrock who won the race two years later for Bart Cummings and Hugh Bowman.
Diddles started $ 4.80 on debut when a commendable two and three- quarter length second in the Gimcrack where he helped set up a 56.99 winning time.
It’s not often we get to see million dollar yearlings trial away from the city but that was the case last Monday when John O’Shea arrived with DUTY who is part- owned by the aforementioned Jadeskye ( aka Damion Flower of Snitzel fame).
Duty, who wears the Coolmore navy, is a son of Fastnet Rock out of Shania Dane’s stakes-winning three-parts-sister Risk Aversion.
Navy ran second to Diddles, not a bad effort when you consider one is a speed machine, the other probably a 1200-1600m horse that will come into his own at three.
O’Shea would have likewise been really pleased with the run of French-import BERDIBEK who was closing off dutifully in his 1000m trial be a neck from the winner at the end.
We are yet to see his best down under but we may well get to see it this time in.
Jason Coyle takes the wraps off the superbly bred JEWEL OF THE CROWN this week after six trials dating back to February.
The striking son of So You Think has won his last couple and in great style to boot.
Our others from Hawkesbury are: QUENYA, VERSION TWO, CARLUCA, WHISKEY SHOOTER, DON’T DOUBT ARTHUR, SON OF ELLA and BAD BOY FOR LOVE.