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Curtana Wins The Straight Six

Monday, 21st May 2012

Former Australian champion 1st-season sire Exceed And Excel (Danehill-Patrona, by Lomond) added a black-type success when 4YO mare Curtana (Exceed And Excel-Razor Blade, by Blazing Sword) scored a 1.25-lengths victory in the $100,000 Listed The Straight Six (1200m) at Flemington. Curtana (ridden by Chris Symons for trainer Peter Moody) defeated 4YO gelding Stratcombe (Stratum-Catecombe, by Papal Power) & 7YO gelding Rocking Force (Oamaru Force-Finlandia, by Squill). Curtana took her record to 6 wins (also including 2010's Listed Gucci Stakes over 1200m at Flemington) & 4 placings (in 2011's Gr2 Caulfield Sprint over 1100m at Caulfield & Listed Wylie Handicap over 1100m at Morphettville, plus 2010's Gr1 Coolmore Stud Stakes over 1200m at Flemington & Listed Streets Ice Cream Stakes over 1000m at Flemington) from 20 starts for $647,100 earnings. (Click on the link for full race details from Group Race Results at Arion Pedigrees.)

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