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Thermal Current Wins Gr3 Telstra Phonewords Stakes
At Moonee Valley, Darley's incumbent Champion Australian Sire Exceed And Excel (Danehill-Patrona, by Lomond) added a Gr1 success when 3YO colt Thermal Current (Exceed and Excel - Soaressa, by Twining) scored by 0.2-length for trainer Peter Moody in the $150,000 Gr3 Telstra Phonewords Stakes (1200m) for 3YOs, over 3YO gelding Not Listenin'tome (Dylan Thomas-Flame of Sydney, by Encosta de Lago) & fellow 3YO colt Selectify (Redoute's Choice-Personify, by Galileo). This was Thermal Current's first stakes victory and took his record to 2 wins & 4 placings (including the Gr3 McNeill Stakes, Listed SAJC Lightning Stakes & Listed Blue Diamond Prelude for c&g) from 7 starts for $184,500 earnings.