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2013 Hong Kong Vase for Dandino

dandino-boxMelbourne Cup winning jockey Damien Oliver has been announced as the rider for Dandino in the 2013 Hong Kong Vase at Sha Tin on Sunday 8th December 2013 in Hong Kong.

English jockey Ryan Moore rode the Marco Botti trained stayer when a fast finishing 5th behind Fiorente in the 2013 Melbourne Cup at Flemington earlier this month.

Moore became a victim of circumstances in the run, after failing to seize opportunities when they presented themselves, and the horse was a mile back as they turned for home.

Upon straightening Dandino had little hope, but he ran home strongly to make up plenty of ground in the run to the line, finishing just 3.5 lengths behind the winner.

Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock’s Darren Dance said the booking of Damien Oliver for the ride on Dandino was a positive one.

After speaking with Marco we decided to go with either a Hong Kong or Australian rider for Hong Kong,” Dance said.

Damien Oliver has been booked to ride him (Dandino) in Hong Kong and is in great form, having rode the Melbourne Cup winner in Fiorente.”

He has a good record in Hong Kong and is just the type of experienced jockey we need for a race like the Hong Kong Vase.”

The 2400 metre distance of the Hong Kong Vase will be right up Dandino’s alley and he will be very hard to beat over this trip in Hong Kong.

Dandino will leave the Werribee Quarantine Centre on November 24th in preparation for Hong Kong.

Below are the 2013 Hong Kong Vase nominations for International race day.

2013 Hong Kong Vase nominations

Horse Name Ctry Reg A S Trainer
Ever Rider (ARG) ARG (1) 5 h M Mumoz
Bass Strait (NZ) AUS 4 g D Hayes
Gris Caro (GB) AUS 4 c J Stephens
Jet Away (GB) AUS 7 g D Hayes
Julienas (IRE) AUS 6 g G Waterhouse
Stipulate (GB) AUS 5 g D Hayes
Tres Blue (IRE) AUS 3 c G Waterhouse
Voleuse De Coeurs (IRE) AUS (7) 4 f M Moroney
Nancy O (IRE) CAN (1) 3 f Ms C Costigan
Cirrus Des Aigles (FR) FR 7 g Mme C B Barbe
Dunaden (FR) FR 7 h M Delzangles
Ebiyza (IRE) FR 3 f A de Royer-Dupre
Fitful Skies (IRE) FR 4 f H Pantall
Going Somewhere (BRZ) FR 4 c D Smaga
Now We Can (GB) FR 4 c N Clement
Orion Love (GB) FR 3 f H Pantall
Sparkling Beam (IRE) FR 3 f J Pease
Valirann (FR) FR 3 c A de Royer-Dupre
Verema (FR) FR (10) 4 f A de Royer-Dupre
Brown Panther (GB) GB 5 h T Dascombe
Caravan Rolls On (GB) GB 5 h P Chapple-Hyam
Dandino (GB) GB 6 h M Botti
Forgotten Voice (IRE) GB 8 g N Henderson
Grandeur (IRE) GB 4 g J Noseda
Joshua Tree (IRE) GB 6 h E Dunlop
Main Sequence (USA) GB 4 g D Lanigan
Mount Athos (IRE) GB 6 g L Cumani
Red Cadeaux (GB) GB 7 g E Dunlop
Seal of Approval (GB) GB 4 f J Fanshawe
Tac de Boistron (FR) GB 6 g M Botti
The Fugue (GB) GB (12) 4 f J Gosden
Feuerblitz (GER) GER 4 c M Figge
Nymphea (IRE) GER 4 f P Schiergen
Orsino (GER) GER 6 h R Rohne
Seismos (IRE) GER (4) 5 g A Wohler
Ashkiyr (FR) HK 4 g J Moore
Autumn Gold (GER) HK 4 c S Woods
Dominant (IRE) HK 5 h J Moore
Liberator (AUS) HK 6 g D E Ferraris
Scarlet Camellia (NZ) HK 6 g C S Shum
Taknam (GB) HK 6 g C W Chang
Willie Cazals (IRE) HK (7) 5 g A S Cruz
Galileo Rock (IRE) IRE 3 c D Wachman
Magician (IRE) IRE 3 c A O’Brien
Royal Diamond (IRE) IRE 7 g J Murtagh
Simenon (IRE) IRE(4) 6 g Willie Mullins
Biz The Nurse (IRE) ITY (1) 3 c S Botti
Asuka Kurichan (JPN) JPN 6 h N Sugai
Danon Ballade (JPN) JPN 5 h Y Ikee
Etain (JPN) JPN 4 f T Shirai
Hit The Target (JPN) JPN 5 h K Kato
Love Is Boo Shet (JPN) JPN 4 c A Murayama
Ocean Blue (JPN) JPN 5 h Y Ikee
Satono Shuren (JPN) JPN 5 h A Murayama
Tokei Halo (JPN) JPN 4 c H Shimizu
Uncoiled (FR) JPN (9) 4 c Y Yahagi
Littlebitofjoy (USA) MAL (1) 5 g Ms G Edylyn
Without Fear (FR) NOR (1) 5 g N Petersen
Soriano (NZ) NZ (1) 4 m G Rogerson
Very Nice Name (FR) QATAR (1) 4 c A de Mieulle
Ahzeemah (IRE) UAE 4 g S bin Suroor
Meandre (FR) UAE 5 h D Watson
Prince Bishop (IRE) UAE 6 g S bin Suroor
Royal Empire (IRE) UAE (4) 4 c S bin Suroor
Big Blue Kitten (USA) USA 5 h C Brown
Bright Thought (USA) USA 4 c J Gutierrez
Di Giorgio (ARG) USA 4 c R McAnally
Holding Glory (BRZ) USA 4 c A C Avila
Huntsville (USA) USA 4 g B Abrams
Hyper (USA) USA 6 h C Brown
Indy Point (ARG) USA 4 c R Mandella
Lady of Shamrock (USA) USA 4 f J Sadler
Little Mike (USA) USA 6 g D Romans
Lucayan (FR) USA 4 c N Drysdale
Marketing Mix (CAN) USA 5 m T Proctor
Real Solution (USA) USA 4 h C Brown
Teaks North (USA) USA 6 g E Guillot
Temeraine (USA) USA 4 g T Proctor
Vagabond Shoes (IRE) USA (15) 6 g J Sadler

Visit the excellent Hong Kong Racing page at leading feature race website Horse Racing Info for more info on 2013 Hong Kong International race day at Sha Tin.

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