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Takedown is fit to run in the Group One Doomben 10,000 after a throat scope

Star sprinter Takedown is fit to run in the Group One Doomben 10,000 after a throat scope was shown to be clear earlier this week.

The winner of seven races and $1.5 million in prize money, Takedown’s two runs since returning from racing in Hong Kong last year have been average.

The gelding has shown he is well up to 10,000 grade as six of his wins, including the Group One Winterbottom Stakes, have been in black-type company.

Takedown was impressive when beaten less than two lengths into sixth place in the Group One Hong Kong Sprint on December 11.

However, he was a well-beaten eighth first-up in the Group Three Hall Mark Stakes at Randwick before finishing fourth in the Group Two Victory Stakes at Eagle Farm two weeks ago.

Trainer Gary Moore ordered a scope after the Victory Stakes and mucus was found in the gelding’s throat.

Moore sent Takedown to the spelling property Washpool Lodge for a week to freshen up.

“Kevin Thomas and his staff out there have done a good job with him. He has come back a brighter horse and we had him scoped again on Monday and it was all clear,” Moore said.

“He was able to work strongly on Tuesday morning and his trackwork rider, who regularly rides him, was happy.”

“The other good thing is he is eating up properly. He is right to run in the 10,000 but where we go from there remains to be seen.”

Moore refused to blame the controversial Eagle Farm track for Takedown’s effort in the Victory Stakes.

“Maybe, it is a hangover from the trip to Hong Kong,” Moore said.

“Look at Chautauqua who was flat after a couple of runs after coming back from Hong Kong but then won the TJ Smith brilliantly after a freshen up,” Moore said.

Moore said if Takedown ran well he could progress to the Group One Kingsford Smith Cup (1300m) on May 27 but was unlikely to run in the Group One Stradbroke Handicap on June 10.

He will have his work cut out on Saturday after drawing the outside barrier in the field of 15.

The 10,000 is a race Moore would dearly love to win as his father, legendary jockey George Moore, rode the winner of the race a record five times.

“It was always a special race for Dad and I would obviously love to win it as a trainer,” Moore said.

 
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