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Spring Stud Plans For Group One Winners

New Zealand Group One winner Perfect Fit will be covered by Darley’s champion shuttle sire Exceed And Excel this spring.

Spring Stud Plans For Group One Winners

New Zealand Group One winner Perfect Fit will be covered by Darley’s champion shuttle sire Exceed And Excel this spring.

The Stephen Marsh-trained Perfect Fit Horseform, a daughter of Elusive City, has won six of her 16 starts including the G1 New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes in 2016.

Australian breeder Johnathan Munz has bought a 50 percent share in the mare under his GSA Bloodstock banner and now owns her in partnership with New Zealand’s Haunui Farm.


Perfect Fit
Perfect Fit Picture:Trish Dunell

Munz’s bloodstock manager Dean Hawthorn said there was no timetable on her stud plans.

“She’ll run in the Foxbridge Plate first-up. If she’s going well then she’ll head to the Tarzino Trophy.

“She has got a date with Exceed And Excel and we would prefer to get her in-foal this year, but that’s not set in stone.”

Perfect Fit is out of the three-time G1 winner Fayreform was also G1-placed in the Railway Stakes and Telegraph Handicap last summer.

Exceed And Excel has landed back in Australia with 14 other shuttle sires to stand at the Darley studs this spring.

Darley’s Alastair Pulford said the shuttle stallions had arrived safely including new boys Frosted, Territories and The Last Lion.

“We are confident that we have selected three highly regarded new horses from the Northern Hemisphere,” said Pulford.

“Frosted is set to follow Medaglia d’Oro and Street Cry, two high class shuttle stallions who proved themselves champions on American racetracks before making an indelible mark at stud in Australia.

“Territories looks an ideal type for Australia. His sire Invincible Spirit, a successful shuttle stallion himself, is becoming a preeminent sire of sires.

“Choisir’s brilliant two-year-old son The Last Lion is another ideal candidate. He has a very Australian pedigree and won the first two-year-old race of the year as well as the G1 Middle Park Stakes in Newmarket.

Barley Ward-Thomas, stud manager for Godolphin Kelvinside, was on hand to unload all 15 stallions at Mascot.

“The proven stallions Exceed and Excel, Medaglia d’Oro, Teofilo and Street Boss are in fantastic order, they travelled very well and it’s lovely to see them come back in such great condition,” Ward-Thomas “said.

Tycoon Tara, winner of the G1 Tatts Tiara in June, has been retired after finishing sixth in last weekend's G2 Missile Stakes at Randwick.

The Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Tycoon Tara (Written Tycoon x Mosstara, by Encores) won 10 races from 33 starts and $1,175,870 in prizemoney.

She also won the G2 Golden Pendant, G2 Missile Stakes, G3 Show County Quality, G3 Mannerism Stakes and G3 Bellmaine Stakes.

Tycoon Tara Horseform will be served by Zoustar at Victoria's Woodside Park.

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