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MM Weanling Sale Day-2: $320K for Exceed And Excel Colt
It was a case of deja vu on the Gold Coast on Friday as a colt by Exceed and Excel topped day two of the 2017 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale. Consigned by Rothwell Park, the colt from Doctrine was knocked down to Julian Blaxland of Blue Sky Bloodstock for $320,000. On the corresponding day last year the colt's full brother also took top honours when selling for $350,000. The colts are the first two progeny of the unraced Artie Schiller mare Doctrine, a half-sister to five winners including the $1.55 million earner Rain Affair. "I thought he was a lovely horse," Blaxland said. "He's by one of the world's great sires in Exceed and Excel; he's done the job obviously here in Australia but also up in the Northern Hemisphere…I thought he was one of the better colts of the sale."