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Takedown Wins Gr3 Gold Coast Guineas
At the Gold Coast in Queensland, Gr1 Golden Slipper-winning Widden Stud stallion Stratum (Redoutes Choice-Bourgeois, by Luskin Star) added a Group success when 3YO gelding Takedown (Stratum-Apamea, by Zafonic) scored by 0.3-length for trainer Gary Moore in the $125,000 Gr3 Gold Coast Guineas (1200m) for 3YOs, over 3YO filly Sold For Song (Collate-Buena Chava, by O'Reilly) & fellow 3YO gelding Always Sacred (I Am Invincible-Sacred Hill, by Langfuhr). Takedown, who retained to race by his breeders Widden Stud and Robert Anderson, took his record to 4 wins (including the Gr3 The Schweppervescence & Gr3 Black Opal Stakes) and 4 placings (including the Gr2 ATC Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Stakes) from 13 starts for $478,300 earnings.