Exceedance Filly Off to a Flyer

Mark Smith - Wednesday February 7

Rosemont Stud's homebred Exceedance filly Flyer earned a shot at the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield on February 27 with a fighting win on debut in the Fierce Impact - Quality Yearlings 2024 Maiden Plate (1200m) at Sandown-Lakeside on Wednesday.

Flyer makes winning debut (image Pat Scala/Racing Photos)

Ridden by Daniel Stackhouse for Jasonn Warren, Flyer tracked the early speed set by Bollon. Squeezing through a needle eye-opening at the 200m, Flyer defeated Last Druid), a Brazen Beau gelding out of Lonhro's stakes-winning sister Shannara, by a half-length.

The Brutal first-starter Barbaric Lad came with a barnstorming finish from near the tail of the field and is another exciting prospect for his first crop sire.

The lone filly in the field, Flyer is a half-sister to the Group III SAJC Breeders' Stakes winner Treasurway (Starspangledbanner).

"She has a neat economic action, and we have liked her the whole way through," Warren said.

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t;We were tempted to go to the (Blue Diamond) Preview a week ago, but I felt the sharp 1000m at Caulfield was a bit more hustle and bustle for her. I thought the bigger track here today, where she can balance up, was perfect for her and worth waiting for."

Flyer is the second foal of Miss Toorak Flyer (Toorak Toff), a talented mare for Jason Warren who won four and placed in six of her 14 starts.

Miss Toorak Flyer is out of an unraced half-sister to Secret Flyer, who earned Listed wins in the MRC Sir John Monash Stakes and VRC Kensington Stakes.

Flyer looks the part (image Pat Scala/Racing Photos)

At the Magic Millions in January,  Suman Hedge Bloodstock (FBAA)/Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott/Kestrel thoroughbreds went to $650,000 for a three-quarter brother to Flyer, by Exceed And Excel, consigned by Rosemont Stud.

After foaling a Shamus Ward colt in August, Miss Toorak Flyer visited Starspangledbanner.

Flyer is the third winner from six runners for Vinery Stud's Exceed And Excel stallion Exceedance.

The Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes winner was quick off the mark, with Dublin Down winning the Group III VRC Maribyrnong Plate and Simply Tina winning on debut at Cairns.

 

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Race Result - Fierce Impact - Quality Yearlings 2024 Mdn Plate 1200m

Sandown-Lakeside Track: Good(4) Time: 1:11.34
1
Flyer
- 2f Exceedance (AUS) x Miss Toorak Flyer (AUS) (Toorak Toff (AUS))
Tnr: Jason Warren Rdr: D W Stackhouse 56
2
0.5
Last Druid
- 2c Brazen Beau (AUS) x Shannara (AUS) (Octagonal (NZ))
Tnr: James Cummings Rdr: B Shinn 58
3
0.7
Barbaric Lad
- 2c Brutal (NZ) x Janast (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Tnr: A & S Freedman Rdr: L Currie 58
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $210,000
Seller: Newgate Farm, Aberdeen, NSW (As Agent)
Buyer: Anthony Freedman Racing/Julian Blaxland Bloodstock (FBAA)/Roll The Dice Racing/Rogers Bloodstock
4
2.7
Western Conqueror
- 2g Unite And Conquer (AUS) x Western Cape (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
Tnr: L Kennewell & L Yeomans Rdr: H Coffey 58
5
2.9
Bollon
- 2c Super Seth (AUS) x Aura D'oro (AUS) (Medaglia D'oro (USA))
Tnr: P G Moody & Katherine Coleman Rdr: B Higgins 58
6
3.1
Athanatos
- 2c I Am Immortal (AUS) x Mumbeilly (NZ) (O'reilly (NZ))
Tnr: P Stokes Rdr: Zac Spain 58
7
4.4
Perfectly Good
- 2c Super Seth (AUS) x Amerindia (GB) (Dubawi (IRE))
Tnr: Ben, Will & Jd Hayes Rdr: M Zahra 58
8
4.5
Rubiquity
- 2c Rubick (AUS) x Horizontal (AUS) (Medaglia D'oro (USA))
Tnr: Symon Wilde Rdr: Jordan Childs 58
9
4.6
King Bling
- 2c Super Seth (AUS) x Miss Bling (NZ) (Golan (IRE))
Tnr: A & S Freedman Rdr: Damian Lane 58
10
4.7
Brutal Force
- 2g Brutal (NZ) x Baby Corn (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
Tnr: M Croston & G Gilmour Rdr: P Gatt 58
11
5.2
Mansura
- 2c Street Boss (USA) x Almanzora (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
Tnr: James Cummings Rdr: Craig Williams 58
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