Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Beaten G Force Is Targeting Sprint Win

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Beaten G Force Is Targeting Sprint Win

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G FORCE will try to bounce back to form in the Longines Hong Kong Sprint on December 14 following a disappointing display at Ascot on Saturday.

The David O'Meara-trained three-year-old could not never get into a challenging position from his wide draw and struggled in the testing conditions, finishing last behind Gordon Lord Byron.

G Force had beaten the Irish raider when winning the Betfred Sprint Cup at Haydock on his previous start. The Tamayuz colt is reported to be none the worse for the experience and will now be prepared for the Group One at Sha Tin, in which Eddie Lynam's Sole Power was second last year.

"It looked to be a race dominated by the draw. We probably won't run him on that ground again," said Nick Bradley, bloodstock manager to owners Middleham Park Racing.

"After 200 yards I thought he was a 100-1 shot. He's fine, it happens and we move on.

"I believe he's got an entry for Hong Kong. He was fine going into Ascot, he's fine after Ascot, so Hong Kong is the plan and he'll start off at Royal Ascot next year. …

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