Exceed And Excel (Aus)

James Garfield On The Move To India

James Garfield (Ire) has been purchased by polo player Colonel Kuldeep Garcha and will stand at Gee Stud Farm in India next year. A fee will be announced later. The news was first reported by the Racing Pulse. The son of Exceed And Excel (Aus) was bred by Stetchworth and Middle Park Studs, and claimed both the G2 Mill Reef S. and G3 Greenham S., as well as a second-place finish in the G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest. Out of stakes winner Whazzat (GB) (Daylami {Ire}), the 8-year-old spent five...

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Classic Winner Mawj to Winter in Dubai

Classic winner Mawj (Ire) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}) will be prepared for a winter campaign in Dubai, trainer Saeed bin Suroor said. The 3-year-old filly, who won the G1 1000 Guineas at Newmarket in May and the GI Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland last month, finished second in Saturday's GI Breeders' Cup Mile behind Master of the Seas (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}). "She ran a huge race and we thought she was going to win, but she was beaten by a good horse, also a Godolphin horse, and I'm...

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Making Waves: Memorable Moment For Godolphin Classic Winner

   In this series, the TDN takes a look at notable successes of European-based sires in North America. This week's column is highlighted by the victory of Mawj in the GI Queen Elizabeth II Cup S. presented by Dixiana Farms at Keeneland last weekend.   Classic Filly Comes Good At Keeneland Godolphin homebred Mawj (Ire) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}), already a winner of the G1 1000 Guineas at Newmarket, doubled her top-level tally in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup S. at Keeneland on Saturday and gave trainer Saeed bin...

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Making Waves: Purple Patch For Godolphin

   In this series, the TDN takes a look at notable successes of European-based sires in North America. This week's column is highlighted by the victory of Nations Pride in the Canadian International at Woodbine and two other graded wins for Godolphin colourbearers.   Nations Pride Adds Another Graded Win To His Resume Autumn in North America is a rich seasonal hunting ground for Godolphin's European raiders, particularly those trained by Charlie Appleby, and Nations Pride (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}) scooped Woodbine's GI Canadian International S. recently (video). The royal blue...

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Guineas Heroine Mawj Withdrawn From Coronation With Cough

Godolphin homebred Mawj (Ire) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}), who won the G1 QIPCO 1000 Guineas at Newmarket in May, has been withdrawn from Friday's G1 Coronation S. at Royal Ascot due to a cough, trainer Saeed bin Suroor announced. Successful in the G2 Duchess Of Cambridge S. and third in the G1 Cheveley Park S. at two, the daughter of Modern Ideals (GB) (New Approach {Ire}) has won all three of her 3-year-old starts. The 'TDN Rising Star' appeared twice at Meydan in conditions races and won the Jumeirah Fillies...

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Cheveley Park Stud's Sacred Powers To Chartwell Triumph

Cheveley Park Stud's Sacred (GB) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}--Sacre Caroline, by Blame) had failed in three prior attempts at Group 1 level, but top-table options remain open after she collected a third pattern-race triumph in Saturday's recalibrated G3 Fitzdares Chartwell Fillies' S. at Lingfield. She was making her first start on a synthetic surface here and 2021's G3 Nell Gwyn S. and G2 Hungerford S. victrix returned to action for this seven-furlong heat coming back off a second over the same trip in October's G2 Challenge S. at Newmarket. Sacred...

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Mawj Wins The Battle Of The Rising Stars In The 1000 Guineas

Frankie's farewell 2000 Guineas was followed 24 hours later by Oisin Murphy and Saeed bin Suroor's comeback 1000 Guineas victory as Mawj (Ire) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}--Modern Ideals {GB}, by New Approach {Ire}) prevailed in a thrilling TDN Rising Star tussle with Tahiyra (Ire) (Siyouni {Fr}) in the QIPCO-sponsored Newmarket Classic. In front of the group racing up the centre from the outset, Godolphin's half-sister to last year's G1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains hero Modern Games (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) was joined by The Aga Khan's 6-4 favourite heading into the...

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“We Have To Give Her A Chance” – Bin Suroor Bullish On Mawj For Guineas

Group 2 winner Mawj (Ire) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}) is in good order ahead of an intended start in the May 7 G1 QIPCO 1000 Guineas, according to Godolphin trainer Saeed bin Suroor. A winner of the G2 Duchess Of Cambridge S. and third in the G1 Cheveley Park S. at two, the bay won both the Jumeirah Fillies Classic and Jumeirah Fillies Guineas conditions races at Meydan over the winter. Bin Suroor said, "She is good, has been working well and in good form. She will run in the...

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Guineas Targets Next For Mawj

Either the G1 QIPCO 1000 Guineas on May 7 or the French equivalent on May 14 are next for 'TDN Rising Star' Mawj (Ire) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}), trainer Saeed bin Suroor revealed. Two-for-two at Meydan after victories on Jan. 27 and Feb. 24, the royal blue silksbearer is pleasing bin Suroor since her latest effort. Bin Suroor said, "She ran really well [on Feb. 24]. She won over six furlongs in England and she came back here over seven furlongs, the way she worked in the morning I thought...

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'TDN Rising Star' Padishakh Returns At Chantilly

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Wednesday's Observations features a 'TDN Rising Star'.   12.20 Chantilly, Cond, €34,000, 2yo, c/g, 9fT PADISHAKH (FR) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) earned TDN Rising Star status on debut when beating the subsequent winner Halfway Line (GB) (Zoffany {Ire}) at ParisLongchamp at the start of last month. Jean-Claude Rouget keeps Nurlan...

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Exceed And Excel's Sacred Storms Back To Form

On all known form, Cheveley Park Stud's Sacred (GB) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}) was entitled to win Friday's Listed Dubai Duty Free Cup but having disappointed when sixth in the Aug. 20 G2 City of York S. there was an element of doubt which she put firmly to bed with a confidence-restoring command performance. Always happy tracking the pace over the Newbury course and seven-furlong distance at which she excelled in 2021 when taking the G2 Hungerford S., the 10-11 favourite treated the useful pair of Saleymm (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire})...

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Exceed And Excel's Mischief Magic Impresses At Kempton

Back in the spotlight after administering a 6 1/2-length trouncing to overmatched rivals in a six-furlong novices' heat at Newmarket last month, Godolphin's homebred 2-year-old colt Mischief Magic (Ire) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}--Veil Of Silence {Ire}, by Elusive Quality) was in similarly destructive mood in Saturday's G3 Unibet 3 Uniboosts A Day Sirenia S. at Kempton. He had earlier debuted with a third behind subsequent G2 Richmond S. victor Royal Scotsman (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}) over Goodwood's sharp six furlongs in May before breaking through, tackling the same distance, at Newmarket...

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