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Exceed And Excel Adds UK Black-Type
Dual Gr1-winning former Australian champion 1st-season sire Exceed And Excel (Danehill-Patrona, by Lomond) added a UK black-type success when Irish-bred 3YO colt Excelette (Exceed And Excel-Madam Ninette, by Mark Of Esteem) scored by a neck against older rivals in the £33,000 (A$53,000) Listed Achilles Stakes (5 furlongs) at Haydock. Excelette (ridden by Royston Ffrench for trainer Bryan Smart) defeated Irish-bred 4YO gelding Spirit Quartz (Invincible Spirit-Crystal Gaze, by Rainbow Quest) & 6YO entire Noble Storm (Yankee Gentleman-Changed Tune, by Tunerup). Excelette was a 23,000 guineas (A$38,000) yearling at the 2010 UK Tattersalls December Sale. Overall he now has 3 wins & 6 placings (including 2011's Listed Bosra Sham Fillies Stakes over 6 furlongs at Newmarket, Listed Roses Stakes over 5 furlongs at York, Listed Redcar 2YO Trophy over 6 furlongs at Redcar & Listed St Hugh's Stakes over 5 furlongs at Newbury) from 11 starts for £89,241 (A$143,000) earnings.