Takedown set to recapture form at Scone

TakedownsettorecaptureformatScone

May7,20183:37pm。

byAAP

GroupOnewinnerTakedownwilltrytorecapturehisforminaListedsprintatScone。

ThelatestphaseinTakedownsrejuvenationprogramwilltakeplaceatSconewheretrainerGaryMoorehopestheListedLuskinStarStakeswillactasaspringboardtobetterraces。

BattlingsincewinningtheGroupOneWinterbottomStakesinNovember,2016,TakedownhashadadozenrunswithoutaminorplacingsincehisvictoryinPerth。

HereturnedfromaspellinMarchandfoundAustraliasleadingsprintersbeyondhiscurrentcapabilities,particularlyintheGroupOneGalaxyandTJSmithStakes。

Thefive-year-oldfaredbetterintheGroupThreeHallMarkStakes(1200m)atRandwickbutBlakeShinnfoundhimselfblockedforarunatthe200mbeforeTakedownfinishedfifth,1-1/2lengthsfromthewinnerBurningPassion。

Rosehill-basedMoorehasbeenfrustratedbyTakedownsslumpandsuspectstheGroupOne-winningcampaignmightbebehindthehorsesdownfall。

AfterclaimingtheGroupTwoShortsandPremiereStakesinspringtwoyearsago,TakedownheadedtoMelbourne,PerthandthenHongKonginrelativelyquicksuccession。

TheGroupOneHongKongSprint(1200m)atShaTinwastheendpointandTakedownhasstruggledeversince。

HesbeenabitofaworrysincehecamebackfromHongKong,Mooresaid。

IthappenedtoChautauquatoobuthecamebackfromitdidnthe?

ChautauquawontheChairmansSprintatShaTinin2016thenreturnedhomefortwounplacedrunsbeforeaspellandasuccessfulcomebackculminatinginhisthirdTJSmithStakeslastyear。

MooreispleasedwithTakedownsdemeanourashepreparesforhisfirsttriptoSconeforSaturdaysLuskinStarStakes(1300m)。

Hesbeenjumpingaround。

Ihaventseenthatforthebestpartofnineor10months,Mooresaid。

HeworkedverywellonSaturday,soImverypleasedwiththehorse。


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