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Fastnet Rock Adds HK Gr3

Monday, 28th May 2012

Also in Hong Kong yesterday, Coolmore's multiple Gr1-winning Australian-bred stallion & former Australian Champion 2nd-Season Sire Fastnet Rock (Danehill-Piccadilly Circus, by Royal Academy) added a group success when Australian-bred 4YO gelding Captain Sweet (Fastnet Rock-Strega, by Lake Coniston) scored by a short-head in the HK$2.4 million (A$300,000) Gr3 Sha Tin Vase (120m) at Sha Tin. Captain Sweet (ridden by Australian jockey Brett Prebble for Australian trainer John Moore) defeated fellow 4YO gelding Arrived Ahead (Marju-Les Alizes, by Cadeaux Genereux) & fellow Australian-bred 3YO gelding Best Eleven (Charge Forward-Betsy Pie, by Redoute's Choice). Captain Sweet (a $60,000 yearling at the 2009 Magic Millions Premier Sale on the Gold Coast) took his record to 4 wins & 3 placings (also including April's Gr2 Sprint Cup over 1200m & Gr3 Bauhinia Sprint Trophy over 1000m, plus January's Gr3 Chinese Club Challenge Cup over 1400m) from 10 starts.

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