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Chetwood Wins Listed Weekend Hussler Stakes
At Caulfield in Melbourne, Darley's former Champion Australian Sire Exceed And Excel (Danehill-Patrona, by Lomond) added a black-type success when 4YO gelding Chetwood (Exceed and Excel-Eldarin, by Marauding) scored by 2 lengths for trainer John O'Shea in the $120,000 Listed Weekend Hussler Stakes (1400m) for 3YO+, over 5YO gelding Rough Justice (Wanted-Hard Rider, by Maroof) & 7YO gelding Sistine Demon (Excites-Famous Painter, by Peintre Celebre). The progressive Chetwood improved his record to 5 wins (including the Gr3 Cameron Handicap) from 7 starts for $287,860 earnings. A homebred for Godolphin, Chetwood is a three-quarter brother to Gr3 Newcastle Spring Stakes winner Mearas (Redoute's Choice) and descends from the esteemed family of influential broodmare Voltage (Whiskey Road). This is an outstanding Australian family that includes champion galloper Grand Armee, Gr1 Rosehill Guineas winner Dealer Principal, Gr1 Australasian Oaks winner Anamato, Gr1 Oakleigh Plate winner Drum, champion Hong Kong sprinter Absolute Champion, and Gr1 South African Derby winner Wylie Hall.