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Excitable Boy Wins Listed Festival Of Racing Stakes
At Flemington in Melbourne, Vinery Stud shuttler & former Australian Champion 2YO Sire More Than Ready (Southern Halo-Woodman's Girl, by Woodman) added a black-type success when juvenile colt Excitable Boy (More Than Ready-Sequential, by Lion Hunter) scored a 1.3-lengths win for trainer Danny O'Brien in the $121,000 Listed Festival of Racing Stakes, over the filly Mount Zero (Northern Meteor-Beauty School, by Royal Academy) & fellow colt Sanosuke (Haradasun-Private Indy, by A.P. Indy). Winning for the first time, Excitable Boy (a $75,000 yearling at the 2012 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale) took his record to 1 win & 1 placing (including the Listed Superracing Stakes at Flemington) from 4 starts for $86,200 earnings.