Wederell bags the bling

By Mike Love

Betterwithbling got a well deserved win when he won the Moore Walker Davey Searells Accountants Mobile pace at Banks Peninsula yesterday. West Melton trainer Jesse Wederell could not be happier with the result.

“He always tries his best! I’m very very happy with him,” said Wederell.

Betterwithbling, the 7 year old Betterthancheddar gelding, went forward off the gate and sat parked the entire journey for driver Carter Dalgety. At the top of the straight Betterwithbling took the race to pacemaker Flyaway, which escalated into a dog fight all the way down the straight seeing Betterwithbling edge out Flyaway by 1⁄2 a neck.

“Carter (Dalgety) was stoked and said he (Betterwithbling) felt really good and actually latched on at the top of the straight, so he just let him do his own thing.

“He went great fresh up, then last start at Rangiora he blew out a bit with his condition. I gave him a couple of decent runs during the week to keep on top of him.”

Wederell’s Uncle, Tony Wederell, bred Betterwithbling after purchasing the mare Reincarnation (by Holmes Hanover) from the mixed sale in around 2014, and is in ownership with Jesse.

“It was a really big thing to have Tony there. It was absolutely amazing. My partner (Eddie) and some of her friends were there too, so it made it just that bit more special.

“Eddie works for Stephen Boyd, but before she goes to work she helps out and feeds the horses and mucks the yards for me in the morning.”

Wederell is a busy man, rises most mornings at 3am to attend his job as a butcher, before heading home to work his team in the afternoon.

“I get a bit tired at the other end of the day.”

This was Betterwithbling’s 2nd win from 47 starts, that also includes 17 placings, amassing over $47,000 in stakes. Betterwithbling made it Wederell’s 8th training success as a trainer, and made it 2 wins on the card for Carter Dalgety as he also steered Harrison to victory for trainer John Morrison earlier on in the programme.


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