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Eximius Wins Listed Sunshine Coast Guineas
Also at the Sunshine Coast, 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 0.8-length for trainer Mick Price in the $100,000 Listed Sunshine Coast Guineas (1600m) for 3YOs, over fellow gelding Lucky Hussler (Talaq Dancer, by Black Hawk) & the filly Casino Card (Casino Prince-Absolute Lure, by Lure). 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 4 wins (also including 2012's Listed Hilton Hotels Stakes at Flemington) & 2 placings (including last start's Listed Daybreak Lover Stakes at Eagle Farm) from 13 starts for $279,225 earnings.