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Speediness Owners Refuse Large HK offers
Connections of Saturday's Inglis Scone Guineas hopeful & last start stakes-placed 3YO gelding Speediness (Testa Rossa-Fine Glass, by Flying Spur) "have shown plenty of faith in their horse after knocking back whopping offers from Hong Kong" reported The Daily Telegraph. Colin Scott's lightly-raced galloper attracted attention with his strong 2nd behind Pimpala Secret in the Listed Hawkesbury Guineas (1400m) a fortnight ago "but he was already on the radar of several big-spending clients in Asia". Scott confirmed: "After his win at Sandown, Craig Williams (jockey) was in Hong Kong & got asked if there were any up-and-coming horses he had ridden that he thought would be suitable for Hong Kong. We have had a few offers, the 1st around $650,000 & a few higher than that. The guys that are in the horse aren't millionaires, but they are having a ball & I said to them, 'You're not just selling the horse, you're selling the ride we're on'. They decided they wanted to keep the horse & here we are." Speediness is currently 2nd favourite (behond Sincero) for the Scone Guineas.