Irish Guineas Tilt a Possible For Exceed and Excel's Threading

2nd at YRK, Lst Stk, 50000Listed Longines Irish Champions Weekend Fillies' S. (Registered As The Michael Seely Memorial) (7f 192y)Winner: Threading (Ire), f, 3 by Exceed and Excel (Aus)

Threading | Racing Post


Threading cut through the misery of a rain-soaked “Glorious” Goodwood meeting in early August to win by six lengths prior to winning the G2 Lowther S. over six furlongs here later that month. After that, the bay's bubble burst when seventh in the G1 Cheveley Park S. at Newmarket in September and in the G3 Nell Gwyn S. over this trip back there Apr. 18 so it was time for a confidence-restoring mission. She certainly had that here and with the favourite Sheikha Reika (Fr) (Shamardal) taken out after flipping in the stalls and a perfect tow into the straight from Dance Diva. William Buick could not hold on to her any longer as the leader failed to take her any further than the three pole and from there it was a procession as she spreadeagled two solid pattern-race performers. Trainer Mark Johnston is looking at a quick return to action in next Sunday's G1 Irish 1000 Guineas at The Curragh. “We definitely won't be coming back to sprinting now,” he said. “The Irish Guineas is the first one we'll think about.”
The dam, who is an unraced full-sister to the great Dubai Millennium (GB), is also a full-sister to the dam of the same stable's recent G3 Chester Vase S. runner-up Dee Ex Bee (GB) (Farhh {GB}) who also debuted at Glorious Goodwood. A granddaughter of the legendary GI Matron S.-winning Fall Aspen (Pretense), she also has a 2-year-old filly by Slade Power (Ire) and a colt foal by Farhh (GB).

LONGINES IRISH CHAMPIONS WEEKEND FILLIES' S. (MICHAEL SEELY MEMORIAL S.)-Listed, £50,000, York, 5-18, 3yo, f, 7f 192yT, 1:38.82, g/f.
1–THREADING (IRE), 126, f, 3, by Exceed and Excel (Aus)
1st Dam: Chaquiras, by Seeking the Gold
2nd Dam: Colorado Dancer (Ire), by Shareef Dancer
3rd Dam: Fall Aspen, by Pretense
O-Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum; B-Darley (IRE); T-Mark Johnston; J-William Buick. £28,355. Lifetime Record: GSW-Eng, 5-3-0-0, $241,502.
2–Dance Diva (GB), 126, f, 3, Mayson (GB)–Dance East (GB), by Shamardal. O-Cheveley Park Stud. £10,750.
3–Dark Rose Angel (Ire), 126, f, 3, Dark Angel (Ire)–Roseraie (Ire), by Lawman (Fr). (60,000gns Ylg '16 TATOCT). O-Hussain Alabbas Lootah. £5,380.
Margins: 7, 2, 2. Odds: 3.50, 8.00, 5.50.
Also Ran: Juliet Foxtrot (GB). Scratched: Awesometank (GB), Sheikha Reika (Fr). Click for the Racing Post result. Video, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

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