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Eximius Wins Listed Hilton Hotel Stakes
At Flemington, Darley's former Australian champion 1st-season sire Exceed And Excel (Danehill-Patrona, by Lomond) added a black-type success when the gelding Eximius (Exceed and Excel-Allegra, by Dehere) scored by 0.2-length for trainer Mick Price in the $150,000 Listed Hilton Hotels Stakes (1400m) for 3YOs, over colt Limes (Commands-Rum Cruise, by Canny Lad) & fellow gelding Gold Medals (Elvstroem-Lady Mulroy, by Encosta de Lago). A $60,000 weanling at the 2010 Magic Millions National Sale Inglis & subsequently a $100,000 yearling at the 2011 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale, Eximius took his record to 2 wins & 1 placing from 5 starts for $148,775 earnings.