Exceed and Excel Colt Sets Pace

An Exceed and Excel colt topped the second session of the Magic Millions sale.

A colt by Exceed and Excel topped the second session of the Magic Millions national weanling sale on Australia’s Gold Coast Wednesday. Singapore trainer Michael Clements, on behalf of New Zealand- based Noble Bloodstock, went to Aust$360,000 to secure the colt.

Produced from Miss Behave, the weanling was consigned by Scone-based Bellerive Stud, as agent.
"He's one of the nicest horses in the sale," Clements said. "We are delighted to be able to buy him."

Clements, who bid with good friend and stable client Janven See, was undecided whether the colt would see another sale ring prior to his racetrack debut.

"We'll just wait and work on the options, but we would be more than happy to race him," Clements said.
"He looks a real racehorse," he added.

With two sessions of the three-day select sale down, the gross was more than Aust$15.3 million and the clearance rate was more than 84%. The average price stood at a tick over Aust$55,000.

Patinack Farm, fresh off being the leading buyer at Easter's Conrad Jupiters Magic Millions yearling sale, again headed the buyers’ list. The team from Patinack has spent more than Aust$1.4 million for 15 weanlings.