No Force for Hong Kong

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Australia will not be represented at the Hong Kong International meeting in December after top-class sprinter Atomic Force was overlooked for an invitation.

Atomic Force (6g Danehill Dancer – Show Of Force by Luskin Star) is raced by Dynamic Syndications and he is a Group 1 winner of The Galaxy at Randwick.

Dynamic manager Dean Watt bought him for $50,000 from the Raheen Stud draft at the 2007 Gold Coast Magic Millions yearling sale.  His bank balance now tops $716,300.

“To miss out at the 11th hour is disappointing,” Watt said.  “Especially as the HKJC committee haven’t invited a sprinter from the southern hemisphere.

“It’s puzzling at a time when Australian sprinters are world class.  The results of previous international sprints statistically speak for themselves, too.”

ROLL CALL – HONG KONG GROUP 1 SPRINT

1999  Fairy King Prawn (Aus)
2000  Falvelon (Aus)
2001  Falvelon (Aus)
2002  All Thrills Too (Aus)

2003  Silent Witness (Aus)
2004  Silent Witness  (Aus)
2005  Natural Blitz (Aus)
2006  Absolute Champion (Aus)

2007  Sacred Kingdom  (Aus)
2008  Inspiration (Aus)
2009  Sacred Kingdom (Aus)
2010  J J the Jet Plane (SAf)