A $600,000 Purchase Exhilarates Returns Over $2 million

Mark Smith - Tuesday November 3

It has been a relatively lean Melbourne Spring Carnival to date for Godolphin however the expensive purchase Exhilertaes closed out Melbourne Cup day with a fighting win in the Listed MSS Security Sprint (1200m) at Flemington.

Exhilarates Kerrin McEvoy (Racing Photos)

Kerrin McEvoy had the daughter of Snitzel covered up midfield down the centre of the track. Asked for the supreme effort, she found a seam at the 250 metres, but found a willing opponent in the Zoustar gelding The Astrologist who went down fighting by a head.

The 6yo Wanted gelding Sirius Suspect was a neck back in third.

"James (Cummings) had this mare primed for today," McEvoy said.

"She is a competitive little girl. The other day without much cover, she overdid it a bit, and she has done that with me at times. Today it was nice to get the drop on them and save that finish."  

Exhilarates (Racing Photos)

The winner of the Magic Millions 2yo Classic, Exhilarates advances her record to five wins, six seconds and one third from 18 starts with earnings of $2,098,450.

Looking for some fresh blood, Godolphin went shopping at the Magic Millions for the first time in 2018 and came away with eight yearlings.

Exhilarates $600,000 well spent

The equal highest price at $600,000 was Vinery Stud's Snitzel filly who is the first-named foal of Samaready whose six wins from 13 starts included the Group 1 MRC Blue Diamond Stakes in 2012 and Group 1 MVRC AJ Moir Stakes the following year.

The daughter of More Than Ready (USA) has had a troubled time of it in recent years, but on August 26 she foaled a brother to Exhilarates.


Race Result - Mss Security Sprint LR 1200m

Flemington Track: Good(3) Time: 1:08.03
T: James Cummings J: K Mc Evoy 57
4m Snitzel (AUS) x Samaready (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $600,000
V:Vinery Stud Scone NSW
B: Godolphin
The Astrologist
T: L & T Corstens J: Craig Williams 56
4g Zoustar (AUS) x Aquada (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Goodwood Farm Murrurundi NSW
B: Bennett Racing/McEvoy Mitchell Racing P/L
Sirius Suspect
T: Saab Hasan J: B Rawiller 56
6g Wanted (AUS) x Sirius Miss (AUS) (Galileo (IRE))
Yao Dash
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: M J Walker 56
4g Smart Missile (AUS) x Rahy Storm (USA) (Rahy (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $90,000
V:Newhaven Park Boorowa NSW
B: Dynamic Syndications
T: S J Richards J: Lachlan King 56
6g Pierro (AUS) x Carribean Sunset (IRE) (Danehill Dancer (IRE))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $130,000
V:Kia-Ora Stud, Scone
B: S Richards
One More Jack
T: T T Oxlade J: D Yendall 56
5g Typhon (AUS) x Husson Spirit (AUS) (Hussonet (USA))
T: Kurt Goldman J: W Pike 58
6g Street Cry (IRE) x Radar (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
William Thomas
T: J W Price J: D Oliver 60.5
6g Nicconi (AUS) x Girls Rock (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $110,000
V:Maluka Thoroughbreds Euroa Vic
B: Shirley Prosser
MM National Weanling Sale General Session $13,000
V:Riverslea Farm Denman NSW
B: Magic Millions As Agent
T: P Stokes J: Jamie Kah 56
5g Shamus Award (AUS) x Elumino (AUS) (El Moxie (USA))
Excess Funds
T: Levi Kavanagh J: Damian Lane 56
4g Rubick (AUS) x Save A Penny (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $85,000
V:Moobi Farm, Scone
B: Kavanagh Racing
Chicago Cub
T: M D Moroney J: B Melham 56
5g Zoustar (AUS) x Jester's Girl (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $260,000
V:Edinburgh Park Wingham NSW
B: Paul Moroney Bloodstock
I Am Vinnie
T: David & Coral Feek J: J Noonan 56
6g I Am Invincible (AUS) x Eyes For You (AUS) (Catbird (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $85,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud, Scone
B: Feek Racing Pty Ltd
Algadon Miss
T: M M Laurie J: L Currie 56
5m Equiano (FR) x Il Diamante (AUS) (Testa Rossa (AUS))
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