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Europe Sales Race 4: Big Prize To Exceed And Excel
In the UK, dual Gr1-winning Darley stallion & former Australian champion 1st-crop sire Exceed And Excel (Danehill-Patrona, by Lomond) added a major progeny earnings boost when French-bred daughter Shamandar (Exceed And Excel-Sensational Mover, by Theatrical) won the £250,000 (A$481,00) Watership Down Stud Sales Race (6.5 furlongs) for 2YO fillies at Ascot for trainer William Haggas. Shamandar took her record to 3 wins (also including last start's Listed Dick Poole Fillies Stakes over 6 furlongs at Salisbury on September 3) & 2 runners-up (including August's UK Listed St Hugh's Stakes over 5 furlongs at Newbury) from 5 starts for £194,484 (A$374,000) earnings.