Excelling and Hugh Bowman pair up for success at Gosford when winning the Metro & Prov Maiden Plate over 1200m. The son of Manhattan Rain is a lightly raced three year old who was purchased at the 2016 Ready to Run Sale at Karaka for just $50,000. Wilf Mula from Aston Bloodstock identified the colt at the sale and was delighted to secure him for Pride Racing.

Excelling was unlucky in his first start just three weeks previously when he was beaten just 0.84L by STAR OF MONSOON over 1100m. But with the extra 100m and Hugh Bowman utilising his early speed Excelling broke his maiden in style when winning by an impressive 2.25L.

Joe was very impressed with the geldings professionalism and both he and Bowman agreed that he will only continue to improve. With the two race starts under his belt Excelling will head to the paddock for a short let up and a well earned rest.

Congratulations to our wonderful clients Aston Bloodstock and Mrs Rosemary Mula. We are already looking forward to his next prep.


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