Exceed and Excel Filly Produces a Diamond Debut

Tara Madgwick - Wednesday January 26

The Group III MRC Blue Diamond Preview (1000m) at Caulfield on Australia Day featured an intriguing battle of blueblood fillies with Exceed and Excel first starter Miss Roseiano showing brilliant  speed to lead and win in slick time.

Miss Roseiano wins a G3 on debut - image Grant Courtney

Trained by Peter Gelagotis, she impressed with a recent Pakenham barrier trial win and confirmed that potential with a sensational win in 57.18 seconds.

She jumped quickly and took up the lead, kicking strongly in the straight for Jordan Childs to hold off a late dive from another first starter Written Swoosh (Written Tycoon) to win by half a length with race favourite Latizia (Capitalist ) in third place.

Arrowfield Stud homebred Waltz on By, an I am Invincible filly from their Group I Thousand Guineas winner Stay With Me, also ran really well for a close fourth.

“You go to the races on a difficult day like today and you don’t really know what you’ve got, but that was unbelievable,” said Peter Gelagotis.

“We’ve had a lot of good horses, but she’s one right out of the box.

“To see what she did today to that opposition, it’s exciting to be part of another good horse.”

Miss Roseiano was a $300,000 Inglis Premier purchase.
A $300,000 Inglis Premier purchase for Gelagotis Racing / James Bester / Osher Group from the Noorilim Park draft, Miss Roseiano will progress towards the Group I MRC Blue Diamond Stakes on February 26.

Bred by Noorilim Park, she is the second foal and second winner from stakes-placed Pins mare Special Lover and is a three-quarter sister-in-blood to smart Group III placed Exceed and Excel mare True Excelsior.

Special Lover is a grand-daughter of blue hen and Group I winner Diamond Lover, the dam of Group I winners Don Eduardo and Tristalove, the family also featuring Group I winners Viking Ruler, De Beers and Viscount.

Special Lover has no yearling for the sales this year, but does have a weanling filly by I Am Invincible and was covered last spring by Snitzel.

Miss Roseiano is the 192nd stakes-winner for Darley’s evergreen champion sire Exceed and Excel who has enjoyed past Blue Diamond success with Earthquake and Reward for Effort.

Footnote: Runner up Written Swoosh turned in a sensational effort and must have been showing good ability for some time with her trainer Phillip Stokes paying $850,000 at the Magic Millions Yearling Sale to secure her half-brother by Trapeze Artist from the Mill Park draft.



Race Result - Neds Blue Diamond Preview-F Gr3 1000m

Caulfield Track: Good(4) Time: 0:57.18
Miss Roseiano
T: Peter Gelagotis J: Jordan Childs 56
2f Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Special Lover (NZ) (Pins (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale $300,000
V:Noorilim Park, Arcadia
B: Gelagotis Racing / James Bester / Osher Group
Written Swoosh
T: P Stokes J: B Prebble 56
2f Written Tycoon (AUS) x Cocoa Doll (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $340,000
V:Mill Park Stud, Meningie, SA
B: Phillip Stokes Racing
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: John Allen 58
2f Capitalist (AUS) x Spanish Pipedream (USA) (Scat Daddy (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $475,000
V:Newgate Farm, Aberdeen, NSW
B: Ciaron Maher Bloodstock
Waltz On By
T: P G Moody J: B Mc Dougall 56
2f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Stay With Me (AUS) (Street Cry (IRE))
T: A & S Freedman J: Jye McNeil 56
2f Street Boss (USA) x Estaminet (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: C Newitt 56
2f Capitalist (AUS) x Loveyamadly (AUS) (Bel Esprit (AUS))
T: James Cummings J: Damian Lane 56
2f Lonhro (AUS) x Cameo (AUS) (Shamardal (USA))
Berry Bubbly
T: R Griffiths & M De Kock J: Jamie Kah 56
2f Redoute's Choice (AUS) x Bubbleberry (AUS) (Statue Of Liberty (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $225,000
V:Coolmore Stud, Jerry's Plains, NSW
B: Griffiths de Kock Racing/Peter Ford T'Breds (FBAA)
Satin Love
T: A & S Freedman J: M Zahra 56
2f Snitzel (AUS) x Madame Andree (AUS) (War Emblem (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $800,000
V:Arrowfield Stud, Scone, NSW
B: James Harron Bloodstock
T: M D Moroney J: Zac Spain 56
2f Territories (IRE) x Isabeau (AUS) (Domesday (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Showcase $90,000
V:Bucklee Farm, Greta West
B: Paul Moroney Bloodstock / M Moroney/ China Horse Club
T: Brent Stanley J: M J Dee 56
2f Maurice (JPN) x Aghna (AUS) (Foxwedge (AUS))
Queen Maeve
T: M J Ellerton J: Damien Thornton 56
2f Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Royal Glow (AUS) (King's Best (USA))
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