Exceed and Excel filly OVERREACH has displaced Golden Slipper favourite Villa Verde following an amazing performance to win the Widden Stakes at Rosehill. Her winning margin was 5-3/4 lengths in a time of 1:04.21 for the 1100 metres, over a second quicker that Never Can Tell ran in the colts Canobury Stakes.
OVERREACH is from BAHAI (Snippets – Miss Prospect by Rory’s Jester) making her a ¾ sister to the Blue Diamond winner REWARD FOR EFFORT. BAHAI was an unbeaten winner of 4 races for OVERREACH’S trainer Gai Waterhouse. Her following progeny are a FLYING SPUR yearling colt, an EXCEED AND EXCEL colt foal, and is in foal to REDOUTE’S CHOICE. It would not be difficult to predict the family’s winning numbers increasing significantly.
EXCEED AND EXCEL has the rare distinction of achieving success as a sire in both hemispheres at the highest level including REWARD FOR EFFORT and HELMET in Australia and EXCELLEBRATION and MARGOT DID in Europe. This World Champion 2YO sire has now sired 61 Stakes Winners.
REWARD FOR EFFORT has proven to be one of the most popular sires in the country covering quality books of 150 and 173 mares in his first 2 seasons at Chatswood. His Service Fee of $11,000 will prove to represent excellent value once again in 2013, especially after Golden Slipper day!