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McLaren Excels In Rosehill Debut

Exceed And Excel’s reputation as one of the most prolific producers of stakes-winning juveniles received another boost when the much vaunted colt McLaren opened his career at Rosehill on Saturday.

McLaren Excels In Rosehill Debut

Exceed And Excel’s reputation as one of the most prolific producers of stakes-winning juveniles received another boost when the much vaunted colt McLaren opened his career at Rosehill on Saturday.

McLaren
McLaren Picture:Steve Hart

McLaren’s debut success in the G3 Canonbury Stakes over 1100m made him Exceed And Excel’s 154th individual stakes winner.

Almost half of Exceed And Excel’s black type winners have been 2YOs and McLaren Horseform may become one of his stars after living up to the expectations of his trainer Peter and Paul Snowden.


"It is good to get that done but there is a lot of room for improvement,' said Peter Snowden.

“It's only his first start and you can't do anymore than win and he's done that."

McLaren (Exceed And Excel x Serenada by Encosta De Lago) was unbeaten in three trials. He showed speed and tractability to race on the pace and then respond resolutely to score by a length.

The colt is part of the massive investment in yearlings by the stallion syndicate of China Horse Club, Newgate Farm and WinStar Farm, being a $380,000 purchase at the 2018 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the Baramul Stud draft.

Snowden said the ownership syndicate deserved the success given the amount of money they invested into the industry.

The Snowdens also trained dual G1 winner Russian Revolution (Snitzel) for the synbicate. He was retired to Newgate Farm last year.

McLaren’s dam Serenada is a half-sister to G2 winners First Command (Commands) and Oneworld (Danehill Dancer) and the stakes placed Rule The River (Commands) and Twilight Song (Fastnet Rock).

She has also produced the G3-placed Cao Cao (Fastnet Rock) and has a weanling filly by Snitzel.

Exceed And Excel’s sons at stud include Headwater, a grandson of McLaren’s third dam Ride The Rapids (River Rough).

Exceed And Excel filly Nafaayes, trained by Mike de Kock for Sheikh Hamdan’s Shadwell, won the G2 Gauthen Filies Guineas at Turffontein to take her record to four wins from six starts.

Nafaayes Horseform (Exceed And Excel x Decelerator by Dehere) was a $350,000 buy from Kia Ora Stud's 2017 Easter Sale draft.

Racing And Sports



149035
R1 ROSEHILL 2 February 2019
Canonbury Stakes 2CG , 1100m
Race Synopsis: Peter and Paul Snowden-trained colt McLaren staged a very smart performance in winning here on debut. He settled nicely behind the leader (Exceed The Stars), moved up coming to the home turn, got to the front nearing the 200m and then fought back strongly to score a very good win. He should be improved by the experience and looks a colt with a bright future. Team Hawkes-trained colt Spring Loaded raced back in third place on the rails in the six-horse field, commenced to improve on straightening and kept making good ground to take a very promising second on debut. He too looks a talented colt. Deep Chill raced in fourth place to the home turn and ran on quite well over the closing stages to claim third narrowly from Exceed The Stars who led the field until the 200m and weakened from that point for (2.8 lengths) fourth after running a bold race in the lead with Magnate running on well, late for (2.9 lengths) fifth in a nice effort on debut.

FP
 
Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
7. MCLAREN (AUS)
2yo Colt
P & P SNOWDEN
JAMES MCDONALD
54.5
$1.53
 
EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS) - SERENADA (AUS)
Newgate S F (Mgr: G Murphy), China Horse Club Racing Pty Ltd (Mgr: A K Teo), Horse Ventures (Mgr: M Sandblom), Winstar Farm Llc (Mgr: J Mullikin), Newgate Bloodstock (Mgr: H Field) & G 1 G Racing & Breeding (Mgr: Mrs T L Vogel)
2nd  
8. SPRING LOADED (AUS)
2yo Colt
MICHAEL & WAYNE & JOHN HAWKES
TOMMY BERRY
54.5
$9.00
 
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - TRACEABILITY (AUS)
R & C Legh Racing (Mgr: R P Legh), Arrowfield Pastoral (Mgr: J M Messara), Planette Thoroughbred Trading (Mgr: J S Leaver), B & C T'breds (Mgr: B A Dorman), Mrs B Macdonald, Mrs J Hawkes, D V Russo & Eden Park Stud (Mgr: G Lui)
3rd  
5. DEEP CHILL (AUS)
2yo Colt
DAVID PAYNE
GLYN SCHOFIELD
54.5
$17.00
 
WANDJINA (AUS) - ESKIMO QUEEN (NZ)
 Summertime Thoroughbreds (Mgr: J Cordina)
4th  4. EXCEED THE STARS (AUS)
2yo Gelding
MARK NEWNHAM
TIM CLARK
54.5
$5.00
5th  6. MAGNATE (AUS)
2yo Colt
CHRIS WALLER
KERRIN MCEVOY
54.5
$9.00
6th  2. CROWN AFFAIR (AUS)
2yo Colt
DAVID PAYNE
JASON COLLETT
54.5
$26.00

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