One to Watch – Hawkesbury, Nicks That Click
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 17 July 2017
This debut winner for Godolphin at Hawkesbury on Sunday highlights a growing affinity between two of Darley's most popular and successful sires.

Two year-old Exceed and Excel colt Marble provided new head Godolphin trainer James Cummings with another promising winner after making an impressive debut.

A big strong colt that has been given time to mature, he sat outside the leader covering ground throughout the 1000 metre scamper and forged clear at the finish for Tye Angland  to beat the hot favourite Songlike by half a length.

He will take plenty of benefit from the run and will be worth following when he comes to town.

Exceed and ExcelA homebred for Godolphin, Marble is the first winner for Group III winning Lonhro mare Parables, a daughter of stakes-winner Fairytales from the family of Group I winner Politeness. 

He is the 21st winner bred on the Exceed and Excel x Lonhro nick that is proving very successful with 67.7% winners to runners including Group I winner Bounding and stakes-winner Buckinghampshire.

Marble is one of four two year-old winners in the past 10 days bred this way joining Manicure, Poseidon's Pool and South African based stakes-placed youngster Alfolk (read about him here).

While champion sires Exceed and Excel and Lonhro are priced beyond the budget of smaller breeders at fees of $110,000 and $66,000, they both have a good selection of well performed sons now at stud offering access to their potent bloodlines at a more affordable fee.


Race 1 - Western Sydney Wanderers Mdn - 1000m
Class: Maiden. Track: Good(4). Time: 0:57.11. Sectional Time: 0:33.44 at 600m.
Prizemoney: $30,000 - 1st: $16,800 2nd: $5,850 3rd: $2,950.
 1   Marble T: James Cummings J: T Angland
$2.75
57.5

2c   Exceed And Excel x Parables (Lonhro )
Not Offered
 2 0.5 Songlike T: Bjorn Baker J: J R Collett
$1.80
55.5
2f   Your Song x Mabkhara (Anabaa (USA) )
Not Offered
 3 0.7 Stella Victoria T: David Payne J: K S Latham
$41
55.5
2f   Foxwedge x Vera's Pride (Youthful Legs (USA) )
Not Offered
 4 1.5 Vellor T: James Cummings J: C W Brown
$21
55.5
2f   Sepoy x Hosannah (Octagonal (NZ) )
 5 2.4 Balearic T: C J Waller J: K McEvoy
$26
57.5
2c   Smart Missile x Operetta Lass (Singspiel (IRE) )
 6 2.5 Missed Out T: Kurt Goldman J: Mitchell Bell
$9
58.0
2g   Pluck (USA) x Peggy Fusaichi (Fusaichi Pegasus (USA) )
 7 5.4 Ottamae T: N Mayfield-Smith J: J Ford
$31
55.5
2f   I Am Invincible x Sister Samantha (Encosta De Lago )
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