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Excellantes Wins Chief De Beers Handicap

Monday, 28th May 2012

Dual Gr1-winning Glenlogan Park stallion Falvelon (Alannon-Devil's Zephyr, by Zephyr Zing) added a black-type success (& 7th individual stakes-winner) when favoured 4YO gelding Excellantes (Falvelon-Cantantes, by Just Awesome) scored a 0.75-length victory in the $80,000 Listed Chief De Beers Handicap (1110m) at Doomben. Excellantes (ridden by James McDonald for trainer Rob Heathcote) defeated 5YO gelding Seek And Find (Sequalo-Coniston Lass, by Lake Coniston) & 4YO entire Rocker (Fastnet Rock-Pochette, by Encosta De Lago). Excellantes (a $105,000 yearling consigned by Lyndhurst Stud at the 2009 Magic Millions QTIS 600 Sale) took his record to 7 wins & 7 placings (including 2011's Listed Keith Noud Handicap over 1200m at Eagle Farm) from 19 starts for $393,650 earnings. (Click on the link for full race details from Group Race Results at Arion Pedigrees.)

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