Blueblood Exceed and Excel Colt Wins for Go Bloodstock

Tara Madgwick - Monday June 10

The Go Bloodstock gold and white colours were in the winner’s list on Monday at Canterbury with the two year-old full brother to dual Group I winner September Run opening his account for the Waterhouse Bott stable.

Fourth at his first run last month, Steel Strike showed the benefit of that experience when he showed real courage to come again after being headed and win the 1250m maiden by half a length.


Steel Strike is a full brother to $2.5million earning dual Group I winning sprinter September Run and is also a half-brother to Group III ATC Magic Night Stakes winner Steel City.

September Run is a dual G1 winner, who was covered by Zoustar last spring in her first season at stud.

Retained to race by Go Bloodstock, he is the fourth winner from four foals to race from top producing Group III wining Street Cry (IRE) mare Pittsburgh Flyer, who was purchased by Go Bloodstock in conjunction with Paul Moroney Bloodstock for $500,000 at the 2018 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale, well before September Run came to light.

They got a great return from Steel City, who was sold as a yearling in 2022 for $700,000 and have a big payday looming if they choose to sell the weanling colt by I Am Invincible from Pittsburgh Flyer next year.

Pittsburgh Flyer appears to now be in foal to Snitzel after a miss to Exceed and Excel.




Race Result - Drinkwise Mdn Plate 1250m

Canterbury Track: Heavy(8) Time: 1:15.92
Steel Strike
- 2c Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Pittsburgh Flyer (AUS) (Street Cry (IRE))
Tnr: G Waterhouse & A Bott Rdr: Tim Clark 56
Sacred Fort
- 2c Tassort (AUS) x Tanita (AUS) (Churchill Downs (AUS))
Tnr: C Maher Rdr: C Schofield 56
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale Showcase Session $35,000
Seller: Rosemont Stud, Gnarwarre
Buyer: SCT Syndications / John Foote Bloodstock (FBAA)
MM Gold Coast National Weanling Sale $21,000
Seller: Berkeley Park Stud, Blandford, NSW
Buyer: Martin K Leacy Contracting Pty Ltd
- 2c Dundeel (NZ) x Panorama Ridge (USA) (Empire Maker (USA))
Tnr: C J Waller Rdr: J B Mc Donald 56
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $750,000
Seller: Arrowfield Stud, Scone
Buyer: China Horse Club / Newgate / Go Bloodstock / Trilogy
- 2c Snitzel (AUS) x Carry On Alice (SAF) (Captain Al (SAF))
Tnr: P & P Snowden Rdr: Tommy Berry 56
Straand Beauty
- 2c Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Serenada (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Tnr: A J Cummings Rdr: J Parr 57
- 2c Zoustar (AUS) x Sunset Rock (AUS) (Domesday (AUS))
Tnr: Annabel Neasham Rdr: Tyler Schiller 56
Justice Warrior
- 2c Justify (USA) x Srikandi (AUS) (Dubawi (IRE))
Tnr: Ms K Buchanan Rdr: Zac Lloyd 56
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