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Exceed And Excel Adds German Gr2
In Germany overnight, former Australian champion 1st-season sire Exceed And Excel (Danehill-Patrona, by Lomond) added a group success (& 34th individual stakes-winner world-wide) when Irish-bred colt Excelebration (Exceed And Excel-Sun Shower, by Indian Ridge) blitzed his rivals by 7-lengths in the €153,000 (A$213,000) Gr2 Mehl-Mulhens Rennen-2000 Guineas (1600m) for 3YOs at Cologne. Excelebration (ridden by Adam Kirby for trainer Marco Botti) defeated fellow colts Gereon (Next Desert-Golden Time, by Surumu) & Acadius (Lord Of England-Amouage, by Tiger Hill). Last month Excelebration also finished runner-up in the UK Gr3 Greenham Stakes (7 furlongs) at Newbury.