Abidon too good at Mudgee

Sep 09, 2012

Promising three-year-old Abidon showed he has the ability to proceed through the grades with his emphatic win in the Berridge, Callagher Fencing Maiden Plate (1400m) at Mudgee.

Travelling is often the making of horses and trainer Brian Gentle had no hesitation in putting Abidon on the float to Mudgee for his $15,000 assignment, which was the third start of his career.

The son of God’s Own won a trial at Randwick on August 13 before running a solid fourth first-up at Nowra on August 26 to strip fitter for his Mudgee run.

Gentle booked Group 1-winning jockey Jay Ford to ride Abidon at Mudgee. Barrier 12 forced Ford to take hold of Abidon early, causing the gelding to settle in the second half of the field behind a reasonable tempo.

Ford had no option but to take Abidon wide around the field from the 500 metres but the lightly-raced prospect responded well to his rider’s urgings to be within striking distance of the leaders rounding the home turn.

Abidon stretched out impressively once balanced to score by 1-1/4 lengths, despite racing wide throughout the event in an effort that augurs well for the future.

Congratulations to Adibon’s owners - T Schembri, G Leafe, N Leafe, B Gentle & C Leafe.

© MiStable 2012