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Thermal Current Wins Gr3 DC McKay Stakes
At Morphettville in South Australia, Darley's former Champion Australian Sire Exceed And Excel (Danehill-Patrona, by Lomond) added a Group success when 4YO gelding Thermal Current (Exceed and Excel-Soaressa, by Twining) scored by 1.1-lengths for trainer Peter Moody in the $115,000 Gr3 DC McKay Stakes (1100m) for 3YO+, over fellow 4YO gelding Yesterday's Songs (Henrythenavigator-Sarah Vee, by End Sweep) & 4YO mare Minaj (Commands-Ms Seneca Rock, by Seneca Jones). The Contract Racing-owned Thermal Current took his record to 3 wins (including the Gr3 Telstra Phonewords Stakes) and 8 placings (including the Gr3 Zeditave Stakes & Listed Bel Esprit Stakes) from 19 starts for $342,900 earnings.