Atomic Force Exported To Hong Kong

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Atomic Force | Scoop Dyga

Atomic Force (Ire) (Cotai Glory {GB}), winner of this season's G3 Prix du Bois and G2 Prix Robert Papin, has been exported to Hong Kong to continue his racing career. Trained by Kevin Ryan initially for Hambleton Racing, Atomic Force was gelded after finishing second at first asking, and broke his maiden at Hamilton on May 26. He was purchased privately by the Hong Kong-based Siu Pak Kwan after winning the Prix du Bois by five lengths, after which he added the Prix Robert Papin by 2 1/2 lengths.

Bloodstock agent Alastair Donald, who brokered the deal for Atomic Force when he was bought from Hambleton Racing, said, “The fact that he's a gelding rather limited the Group 1 options for him over here. The owners were keen to get him to Hong Kong. We were keen to run him again, but there was a lack of options. He is not eligible for the [G1] Prix Morny and it would have been a case of waiting for something like the [G1] Prix de l'Abbaye, which is a long way away. The owners took the view of giving him a rest. He's quite a big horse, so he's got a good future ahead of him in Hong Kong.”

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