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Takedown Wins Gr3 The Schweppervescence
At Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, Gr1 Golden Slipper-winning Widden Stud stallion & former Australian Champion 1st-Season Sire Stratum (Redoutes Choice-Bourgeois, by Luskin Star) added a Group success when 2YO gelding Takedown (Stratum-Apamea, by Zafonic) scored by 1.3-lengths for trainer Gary Moore in the $150,000 Gr3 The Schweppervescence (1400m) for 2YOs, over 2YO colt Street Rapper (Street Boss-Swing Dance, by Daneill Dancer) & 2YO filly Mine Two (I Am Invincible-Dashoff, by Dash For Cash). Takedown, who retained to race by his breeders Widden Stud and Robert Anderson, took his record to 3 wins (including the Gr3 Black Opal Stakes) from 4 starts for $280,850 earnings.