Takedown primed for Moore celebrations in 2016 Hong Kong Sprint

December 7, 2016

hong kong sprint-racingThe 2016 Hong Kong Sprint has attracted a quality field and the Gary Moore trained Takedown appears Australia’s best chance of claiming the Group 1 race.

Online bookmaker Sportsbet has Takedown at $8.50, with the other Australian runner, Rebel Dane, $16 for Sunday’s feature sprint.

Local sprinter Lucky Bubbles heads betting on $3.50, ahead of Japanese pair Big Arthur $4.60 and Red Falx $8.00.

The Hong Kong based defending champion Peniaphobia is $15.

“Takedown cracked his first Group 1 in the Winterbottom Stakes last start and couldn’t be in better shape,” said Sportsbet’s Will Byrne.

“We would love to see either of the Aussie horses win, but Gary Moore’s celebrations always add to the occasion.”

The 2016 Hong Kong International Race Day meeting will be held on Sunday 10th December 2016 at Sha Tin Racecourse in Hong Kong.

Feature races alongside the Hong Kong Sprint include the Hong Kong Mile, Hong Kong Cup and Hong Kong Vase.

Head over to Sportsbet for the latest Hong Kong Racing odds.

2016 Hong Kong Sprint Odds

$3.50 Lucky Bubbles
$4.60 Big Arthur
$8.00 Red Falx
$8.50 Takedown
$10.00 Amazing Kids
$12.00 Aerovelocity
$13.00 Not Listenin’tome
$15.00 Peniaphobia
$16.00 Rebel Dane
$17.00 Profitable
$18.00 Pure Sensation
$26.00 Signs Of Blessing
$41.00 Growl
$41.00 Strathmore
$67.00 Super Jockey

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Takedown and Rebel Dane to fly Aussie Flag

Takedown & Rebel Dane will be flying the Aussie flag at Sha Tin on Sunday.

If the Gary Moore trained Takedown can win the sprint then the huge crowd will witness a celebration for the ages.

Moore produced one of the great racing moments when his classy sprinter claimed the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes at Perth a couple of weeks ago.

Australian trained gallopers State Taj (1994), Monopolize (1995 & 1996), Catalan Opening (1997) and Falvelon (2000 & 2001) have all tasted success at the Hong Kong International Races over the years.

Category: International Feature Races