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Exceedence Value Goes Through The Roof

Monday, 4th November 2019

Inglis Easter Sale graduate Exceedance (Exceed And Excel) confirmed his status as one of the most valuable colts in training anywhere in the world with victory in Saturday’s stallion-making Gr1 Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington. mThe 3YO colt – which Vinery purchased for $180,000 at last year’s Easter Sale from the Newgate Farm draft – had already proven himself one of Australia’s leading 3YO sprinters with a close-up third in the G1 Golden Rose at his most recent start. But in what has developed into a spectacular crop of 3YOs, Exceedance proved too strong in one of the key races on the Australian calendar for that age group. Trained by Team Hawkes, the Nick Vaas-bred Exceedance is raced by many industry heavyweights including Vinery Stud’s Peter and Adele Orton, Rupert Legh, Neil Werrett, Phoenix Thoroughbreds and Glenlogan Park among others. He became became the third Inglis graduate in the past four years to win the Coolmore after the successes of Merchant Navy (2017) and Flying Artie (2016). He also became the thirty-eighth Gr1-winning Inglis graduate since the start of 2018 and fifth G1-winning Inglis 3YO in Australia this season. Exceedance will target Australian sprint races in the autumn before a potential Royal Ascot campaign mid next year. “This is a genuine sprint race and this is a genuinely top-line sprinter,” Vinery’s Peter Orton enthused. “Many good horses springboard off this race and I think that’s a great mark of a stallion-making race. At Easter he was just a lovely horse. There were a few things about him that put some people off but we looked at him and we loved him. We probably love him even more after this!”

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