At Ascot in Perth, West Australia, Widden Stud's deceased Gr1 Golden Slipper-winning stallion Stratum (Redoutes Choice-Bourgeois, by Luskin Star) celebrated an elite success when 4YO gelding Takedown (Stratum-Apamea, by Zafonic) scored by 0.25 length for trainer Gary Moore and jockey Tim Clark in the $1 million Gr1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) for 3YO+, over 5YO mare Sheidel (Holy Roman Emperor-Laventour, by Metal Storm) & 7YO gelding Rock Magic (Redoute's Choice-Rockabubble, by Bubble Gum Fellow). Takedown, who was retained to race by his breeders Widden Stud and Robert Anderson, improved his record to 7 wins (including the Gr2 Premiere Stakes, Gr2 The Shorts, Gr3 Gold Coast Guineas, Gr3 The Schweppervescence & Gr3 Black Opal Stakes) and 6 placings (including the Gr2 ATC Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Stakes) from 20 starts for $1,450,000 earnings. For Gary Moore, son of legendary Australian jockey George Moore, the victory was his first Gr1 winner as a trainer. "To win this great race, my first Group One as a trainer, I think my dad would be very proud," he told Sky Racing. Moore said Takedown would now head to Hong Kong for the Gr1 Hong Kong Sprint at Sha Tin in December. "We have to give him a go. He's a gelding, he's had a wind operation, he's at the top of his game, we have to go [to Hong Kong]," he said.