Exceed And Excel Does it Again - September Run Dominant in Coolmore Stud Stakes

Mark Smith - Saturday October 31

After siring the quinella last year with Exceedance and Bivouac, Darley Stud’s flagship stallion Exceed And Excel struck again in the $1,500,000 Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington, but this time it was a filly that put the colts in their place.

September Run blows then way (Pat Scala/Racing Photos)

The Chris Waller-trained September Run has been in rare form since venturing down south with a pair of Listed wins in the Cap D'Antibes Stakes and Poseidon Stakes.

Kept in a stalking position by Craig Williams down the straight, September Run unleashed at the 250 metres to defeat another promising filly in Shamus Award’s Swats That by one and three-quarter lengths who edged out the Snitzel colt Wild Ruler by a nose for third.

“She went to the gates quite keen. I was fortunate the barrier attendants calmed her down.





uo;I jumped out and made sure I switched her off. I was happy where I was.


“This is the best three-year-old sprinting race in the spring. She had to be good and she was with her awesome acceleration and sustained speed.”

September Run sports the winners spoils (Scott Barbour/Racing Photos)

Sporting the silks of Hermitage Thoroughbreds, September Run advances her record to five wins from seven starts with earnings of $1,185,400.

The daughter of Exceed And Excel was purchased for $380,000 out of the Blue Gum Farm draft at the 2019 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale and was bred by Greg White's Alpara Lodge in South Australia.

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

September Run 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.

September Run becomes the 16th Group 1 winner for Exceed And Excel who stands at Darley Stud, NSW at a fee of $132,000.


Race Result - Coolmore Stud Stakes Gr1 1200m

Flemington Track: Good(3) Time: 1:09.61
September Run
T: C J Waller J: Craig Williams 55
3f Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Pittsburgh Flyer (AUS) (Street Cry (IRE))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $380,000
V:Blue Gum Farm, Euroa
B: Hermitage Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd
Swats That
T: L & T Corstens J: John Allen 55
3f Shamus Award (AUS) x Is It A Mosquito (AUS) (Bel Esprit (AUS))
Wild Ruler
T: P & P Snowden J: J B Mc Donald 57
3c Snitzel (AUS) x Gypsy Robin (USA) (Daaher (CAN))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $525,000
V:Kia Ora Stud, Scone
B: China Horse Club / Newgate Bloodstock / WinStar
T: M, W & J Hawkes J: W Pike 57
3c Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Miss Sharapova (NZ) (Ustinov (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $1,100,000
V:Arrowfield Stud, Scone
B: Orbis Bloodstock Pty Ltd
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: Jye McNeil 55
3f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Moosirra (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Our Playboy
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: M J Dee 57
3c Sebring (AUS) x Mischief Night (AUS) (Shamardal (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $210,000
V:Widden Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Mick Price Racing & Breeding Pty Ltd
T: John Thompson J: J Bowman 57
3c Wandjina (AUS) x Forbidden (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $180,000
V:Newgate Farm Scone NSW
B: John Thompson
T: L & T Corstens J: B Melham 57
3c Zoustar (AUS) x Vanilla Ice Cream (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $280,000
V:Westbury Stud Ltd Karaka NZ
B: Flemington Bloodstock/Malua Racing
Extra Time
T: L Macdonald & A Gluyas J: K Mc Evoy 57
3g Shooting To Win (AUS) x Gwynethanne (NZ) (Handsome Ransom (AUS))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale Session 1 $140,000
V:Armidale Stud Carrick Tas
B: Macdonald Gluyas Racing
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: G Boss 57
3c Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Tallow (AUS) (Street Cry (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $550,000
V:Vinery Stud Scone NSW
B: Phoenix T'Breds (II) Ltd/Aquis Farms Pty Ltd
Flying Award
T: D T O'Brien J: D Oliver 57
3c Shamus Award (AUS) x Flying Dansino (NZ) (Fusaichi Pegasus (USA))
T: P G Moody J: L Nolen 57
3c Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Nothin But A Dream (USA) (First Defence (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $200,000
V:Edinburgh Park Wingham NSW
B: Griffiths Racing/Peter Ford T'breds (FBAA)
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: Jamie Kah 57
3c I Am Invincible (AUS) x Hurtle Myrtle (AUS) (Dane Shadow (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $800,000
V:Segenhoe Stud Australia Pty Ltd Scone NSW
B: Phoenix T'Breds (II) Ltd/Aquis Farms Pty Ltd
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: M Zahra 57
3c Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Madame Andree (AUS) (War Emblem (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $670,000
V:Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW
B: Aquis Farms Pty Ltd/Ciaron Maher Racing
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