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Liesele Wins Listed Alinghi Stakes
At Caulfield, Darley's incumbent Champion Australian Sire Exceed And Excel (Danehill-Patrona, by Lomond) added a stakes success when 6YO mare Liesele (Exceed and Excel-Love's Here, by Dehere) scored by 0.75-lengths for trainer Liam Birchley in the $120,000 Listed Alinghi Stakes (1100m) for 3YO+ f&m, over 4YO mare Sumakaray (Manner Hill-Imposing Choice, by Lake Coniston) & Lonhspresso (Lonhro-As Simple as That, by Grand Lodge). This was Liesele's first stakes victory and took her record to 9 wins & 14 placings (including the Listed Travel Associates Classic) from 37 starts fort $415,600 earnings.