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Thermal Current Wins Listed W.J. Adams Handicap
At Caulfield in Melbourne, Darley's former Champion Australian Sire Exceed And Excel (Danehill-Patrona, by Lomond) added a black-type success when 6YO gelding Thermal Current (Exceed And Excel-Soaressa, by Twining) won by 0.3-length for trainer Darren Weir in the $120,000 Listed W.J. Adams Handicap (1000m), over 5YO mare Shakespearean Lass (Written Tycoon-Eliza Dream, by Desert Sun) and fellow 6YO gelding Sunday Escape (Hard Spun-Induct, by Spartacus). A homebred for David Moodie's Contract Racing & Breeding Pty Ltd, Thermal Current took his record to 7 wins (including the Gr3 SAJC DC McKay Stakes, Gr3 Red Anchor Stakes & Listed Hareeba Stakes) and 9 placings (including the Gr3 McNeill Stakes, Gr3 Zeditave Stakes & Listed Blue Diamond Prelude for c&g) from 34 starts for $640,000 earnings.