Excelebration (Ire)

Flying Five Glory For Excelebration's Moss Tucker

First there was the Live In The Dream (Ire) (Prince Of Lir {Ire}) at 28-1 in the Nunthorpe, then Saturday's Haydock Sprint Cup turn-up courtesy of the 10-1 shot Regional (GB) (Territories {Ire}) and now Moss Tucker (Ire) (Excelebration {Ire}--Rare Symphony {Ire}, by Pastoral Pursuits {GB}) to complete the shock treble at 16-1 in Sunday's G1 Al Basti Equiworld, Dubai Flying Five S. at the Curragh, a GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint qualifier. This looked a surefire renewal for the Brits on form, but one by one Highfield Princess (Fr)...

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Barney Roy Battles to Further German Glory

Godolphin's well-travelled Barney Roy (GB) (Excelebration {Ire}), fresh from success in July's G1 Grosser Dallmayr-Preis - Bayerisches Zuchtrennen at Munich and a fourth in last month's G1 Preis von Europa at Cologne, added another elite-level victory to his resume with a battling victory in Sunday's Longines-sponsored 148th Grosser Preis von Baden. Rider James Doyle employed patient tactics, passing the judge in fifth, before improving one spot along the backstraight. Scrubbed along and fanning wide for his challenge off the home turn, the 4-1 second favourite was ridden to the fore...

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Barney Roy's German Adventure Yields A Third Group 1 Success

Godolphin's well-travelled Barney Roy (GB) (Excelebration {Ire}) began this latest European campaign with a third in Royal Ascot's G1 Prince of Wales's S. last month and the gelded bay was all heart to claim Sunday's G1 Grosser Dallmayr-Preis - Bayerisches Zuchtrennen at Munich. The even-money favourite sported temporary headgear during the preliminaries of the 10-furlong contest and the soothing effect contributed to a smooth passage off the clear leaders in rear for the most part. Making headway in the straight when ridden along with a quarter-mile remaining, he joined the...

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