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Oxx star sold out to Hong Kong

Mofeed makes switch to Hong Kong

Last Updated: 30/08/12 1:32pm

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John Oxx: Former trainer of Akeed Mofeed

John Oxx: Former trainer of Akeed Mofeed

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Akeed Mofeed is to continue his racing career in Hong Kong after being sold by his owner-breeder Jaber Abdullah.

The one-time Classic contender, trained by John Oxx, has been bought by a patron of trainer Richard Gibson.

Akeed Mofeed looked a bright prospect when opening his account by five lengths at Leopardstown last September before taking second place behind David Livingston in the Group Two Beresford Stakes at the Curragh later that month.

Several niggly problems kept him off the track until the Irish Derby at the Curragh in late June when he was fourth to Camelot.

And he showed he still has plenty of ability when he scooted up by five lengths over a mile in a Listed race at Cork earlier this month.

"We've sold him to race in Hong Kong. He's been bought by trainer Richard Gibson for one of his owners," said Bruce Raymond, racing manager to Jaber Abdullah.

"It was a good offer and Jaber has the mare (Wonder Why).

"Akeed Mofeed was home bred, he's got a lot of horses and this is the time to sell.

"I think he'll be a very good horse in Hong Kong at a mile and a mile and a quarter.

"He's got a lot of speed and fast ground will suit him out there."

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