Exceed And Excel's September Run Back on Top In Cap D'Antibes

Mark Smith - Saturday September 12

A last start fifth in the Group II Silver Shadow stakes at Randwick, the Chris Waller-trained September Run showed the strength of that form with a dominant win in Saturday’s Listed Cap D'Antibes Stakes (1100m) at Flemington.

Second stakes win for September Run (Natasha Morello/Racing Photos)

With Craig Williams in the saddle the 3yo daughter of Exceed and Excel defeated the Shamus Award filly Swats That by three-quarters of a length with another daughter of Exceed And Excel, Minhaaj, a long-neck back in third.

The winner of the Listed Bill Carter Stakes at Doomben on March 30, September Run advances her record to 3 wins from 6 starts with earnings of $177,300.

Sporting the silks of Hermitage Thoroughbreds, September Run was purchased her for $380,000 out of the Blue Gum Farm draft at the 2019 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale.

She is the first foal of the talented Street Cry (IRE) mare Pittsburgh Flyer who won the Group III RC GH Mumm Stakes and was fourth in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate.

September run was a $380,000 Inglis Premier Yearling

A daughter of the champion 2YO Filly in South Africa in 2002-03, Warning Zone (Elliador), Pittsburgh Flyer was purchased by Go Bloodstock Australia/Paul Moroney B/stock for $500,000 at the 2018 Magic Millions  National Broodmare Sale when carrying a filly by American Pharoah (USA).

That filly was purchased for $100,000 by Hirsch Racing out of the Coolmore draft at this year’s Easter Yearling Sale. She has been named My Yankee Girl and is in training with John Salanitri at Caulfield.

After missing to Merchant Navy in 2018, Pittsburgh Flyer foaled a filly by the dual Group 1 winning son of Fastnet Rock on August 20.


Race Result - Cap D'Antibes Stakes LR 1100m

Flemington Track: Soft(5) Time: 1:03.70
September Run
T: C J Waller J: Craig Williams 57.5
3f Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Pittsburgh Flyer (AUS) (Street Cry (IRE))
Swats That
T: L & T Corstens J: John Allen 57
3f Shamus Award (AUS) x Is It A Mosquito (AUS) (Bel Esprit (AUS))
T: T Dabernig & B Hayes J: D W Stackhouse 58.5
3f Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Telaawa (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $900,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud, Scone
B: Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock
T: T Busuttin & N Young J: M J Dee 58.5
3f Snitzel (AUS) x Miss Charming (USA) (Forestry (USA))
Supreme Idea
T: A & S Freedman J: M Zahra 57.5
3f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Sweet Sister (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: Jye McNeil 57.5
3f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Roulettes (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
T: G M Begg J: Jordan Childs 58.5
3f Hinchinbrook (AUS) x Tempest Tost (AUS) (Statue Of Liberty (USA))
T: R D Griffiths J: W Pike 56
3f Redwood (GB) x Morena (NZ) (Keeper (AUS))
Jenni's Rainbow
T: D R Brideoake J: Ethan Brown 56
3f More Than Ready (USA) x Three Rainbows (IRE) (Kingmambo (USA))
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: W Egan 56
3f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Darcibelle (NZ) (Darci Brahma (NZ))
T: T & C McEvoy J: B Melham 56
3f Zoustar (AUS) x Princess Emmy (NZ) (King's Chapel (AUS))
Zooming Zebra
T: Russell Osborne J: L Nolen 56
3f Redente (AUS) x Zarilly (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
T: Grant & Peter Dalziel J: B Park 57
3f Smart Missile (AUS) x Fidele (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
A Beautiful Night
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: J Mott 58.5
3f Night Of Thunder (IRE) x Lindyhop (AUS) (Gonski (AUS))
Gypsy Choice
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: L Currie 56
3f Choisir (AUS) x Gypsy Princess (IRE) (Sadler's Wells (USA))
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