Exceed And Excel (Aus)

Goresbridge Star Debuts At Ascot

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. Saturday's Observations features the 2022 Goresbridge top-priced colt. 2.00 Ascot, Novice, £15,000, 2yo, 7fT ROYAL JET (GB) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}) made a splash at the Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze-Up Sale in May, when a bid of €260,000 meant that he finished up the auction's top-priced colt. Owned by...

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Lillie Langtry's Latest Appears At The Curragh

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. Saturday's Observations features a daughter of superproducer Lillie Langtry (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}). 1.20 Newmarket, Debutantes, £8,000, Mdn, 2yo, 7fT JALAPA (GB) (Expert Eye {GB}) is one of the first of the bluebloods to appear on a fascinating Saturday and the half-sister to Westover (GB) (Frankel {GB}) represents the...

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Exceed And Excel's Mawj Survives Enquiry In The Duchess Of Cambridge

Godolphin's homebred 2-year-old distaffer Mawj (Ire) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}--Modern Ideals {GB}, by New Approach {Ire}) exhibited an impressive array of gears when earning 'TDN Rising Star' status by daylight in her May 14 debut over six furlongs at Newmarket's Rowley Mile venue and followed up with a second in Royal Ascot's June 17 G3 Albany S. in her only other start last time. Lining up as a 4-1 chance for Friday's bet365-sponsored G2 Duchess of Cambridge S. at HQ's July course, the G1 Moyglare Stud S. nominee bounced back...

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Arqana Breeze-Up Sensation Debuts At Yarmouth

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. Thursday's Observations features a pricy son of Siyouni (Fr). 2.50 Yarmouth, Novice, £10,800, 2yo, 6f 3yT LORD UHTRED (IRE) (Siyouni {Fr}) debuts for KHK Racing and the Charlie Hills stable and at €520,000 was the second-highest-priced juvenile to sell at last month's Arqana Breeze-Up Sale. The April-foaled bay, whose...

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Another Rabbit Out Of Haggas's Hat At Newbury

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. Thursday's Observations features a Lope de Vega (Ire) colt out of a full-sister to Sea The Moon (Ger) (Sea The Stars {Ire}).   2.00 Nottingham, Novice,£7,000, 2yo, 6f18yT THINK CLIMATE (GB) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}) is a full-brother to the G2 Mill Reef S. and G3 Greenham S.-winning sire...

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Half To Modern Games A New Rising Star

A day before her GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf-winning half-brother Modern Games (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) is set to tackle the G1 Emirates Poule d'Essai des Poulains, the juvenile Mawj (Ire) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}) did her own bit for family pride when powering to TDN Rising Star status at Newmarket. Sent off the outsider of three Godolphin runners in the six-furlong Denbury Homes British EBF Fillies' Novice S. at 12-1, the Saeed bin Suroor-trained homebred tracked the leaders travelling strongly under Ray Dawson. Launched on the stand's rail to lead...

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Persian Force Warms Up For Coventry Bid

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. Saturday's Observations features Persian Force (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}).   2.05 Navan, Mdn, €16,000, 2yo, 5f 162yT BROADHURST (IRE) (No Nay Never) is the latest representative of Coolmore's red-hot sire to emerge from Ballydoyle, with the February-foaled bay having proved a €620,000 sensation at the Goffs Orby. The first foal...

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James Garfield Off The Mark At Doncaster

Rathbarry Stud's first-season sire James Garfield (Ire) (by Exceed and Excel {Aus}) has his first winner after the filly Lady Bullet (Ire) captured Doncaster's British European Breeders' Fund EBF Maiden S. on Saturday evening. Sent off the 11-4 joint-second favourite for the five-furlong contest, the Alice Haynes-trained bay was professional throughout under Kieran O'Neill and stayed on to gain the advantage inside the final 100 yards en route to a half-length verdict over New Definition (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}). The dam, who was runner-up in the G3 Prix d'Arenberg, is...

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Time Test Leads Goffs Online Breeding Rights Catalogue

An online sale of three stallion breeding rights, in Time Test (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), Territories (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) and Cotai Glory (GB) (Exceed And Excel {Aus]), was announced by Goffs on Wednesday. Bidding opens on the timed sale after the last mare is sold during the Goffs February Sale on Thursday, Feb. 10, and closes at 12 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 11. Entries are still being accepted by Goffs. The leading first-season sire by black-type winners, Time Test has sired the Group 1-placed Sunset Shiraz (Ire) and the Group...

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Exceed and Excel's Sacred Too Strong In The Hungerford

Saturday belonged to William Haggas, with two of the Newmarket handler's pattern-race successes coming at the same time during an action-packed period mid-afternoon. While Dubai Honour (Ire) (Pride of Dubai {Aus}) was causing an upset at Deauville in the G2 Prix Guillaume d'Ornano, the yard's Sacred (GB) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}) was tearing it up in Newbury's G2 BetVictor Hungerford S. Back from a weather-enforced break having failed to see out the mile of the G1 1000 Guineas when seventh at Newmarket May 2, Cheveley Park Stud's impressive G3 Nell...

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Exceed and Excel's Sacred Takes the Nell Gwyn

One of the most exposed of the fillies gathered for Wednesday's G3 Lanwades Stud Nell Gwyn S. at Newmarket, Cheveley Park Stud's Sacred (GB) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}) was nevertheless totally unexposed at this seven-furlong trip and showed more than adequate stamina combined with decisive speed to prevail. Switched off towards the rear by Ryan Moore, the 6-1 shot was delivered up the far rail passing halfway by Ryan Moore but needed a gap heading down into the "dip". Slicing between rivals as soon as the chance appeared, the homebred...

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Goffs Sportsman's Catalogue Revealed

The catalogue for the Goffs Sportsman's Sale, which features a Camelot (GB) filly (lot 618) who is closely related to G1 Irish Derby hero Frozen Fire (Ger) (Montjeu {Ire}) from Camas Park Stud, was released on Thursday. A total of 386 yearlings will go under the hammer on Sept. 24-25 at the Goffs Sales Complex in Doncaster. River Boyne (Ire) (Dandy Man {Ire}), who won the GI Frank E. Kilroe Mile S. at Santa Anita Park in the U.S. on Mar. 7, is a Sportsman's Sale graduate and is just...

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