“A machine. Without doubt Golden Slipper class. A genuine Group 1 colt” Peter Snowden
Magnificent type – “A stunning animal, everything you wish for as a breeder” George Altomonte
|At 2 :||2d ATC (Rosehill) Canonbury S., Gr.3 (1100m to Vancouver and beating Chamarel)|
“A horse with a world of potential, Outreach ran Champion Two-Year-Old Vancouver – then already a stakes winner – to ¾ length in the Canonbury Stakes (gr. III) on his only start. A brother to Champion Two-Year-Old Filly and Golden Slipper (gr. I) heroine, Overreach, and three-quarters brother to Blue Diamond Stakes (gr. I) winner and exciting young sire, Reward For Effort, Outreach is by Exceed and Excel, the world’s leading sire of two-year-olds.”
A particularly notable feature of Exceed and Excel’s stud career has been the remarkable success he has enjoyed with combined with the influence of the elite mare, Special (dam of Nureyev; granddam of Sadler’s Wells, Fairy King and Perugino).
Outreach’s three-quarters brother, Reward For Effort is sire of group winner Gold Symphony out of a mare by Nureyev son, Stravinsky, and from Nureyev line mares Exceed and Excel has sired two stakes winners out of mares by Polar Falcon, and another out of a mare by his son, Pivotal (whose son, Captain Rio, is sire of stakes winner Lady Royale from Outreach’s family). Exceed and Excel also has a stakes winner out of a mare by Spinning World (sire of Thorn Park, who in turn is responsible for stakes winner Swiss Rose from this family), a group winner out of a mare by Wolfhound, and stakes winners out of mares by Soviet Star (sire of Starcraft) and Theatrical. The Nureyev line might also be brought in through Peintre Celebre.
From Sadler’s Wells line mares Exceed and Excel has sired three stakes winners out of mares by Sadler’s Wells himself; three stakes winners including group one winner Helmet, out of mares by Singspiel; and group one winner Outstrip out of a mare by El Prado (sire of Artie Schiller and Medaglia d’Oro). He also has a group stakes winners out of mares by Carnegie, King of Kings and In the Wings, and stakes winners from daughters of Scenic (sire of Blevic, who in turn has a stakes winner from this family) and Barathea (sire of Easy Rocking and Tobougg). This also suggests trying daughters of such as Galileo (sire of Teofilo and New Approach), High Chaparral, Montjeu and King’s Theatre.
Exceed and Excel also has six stakes winners out of mares from the Fairy King line, a group winner out of a mare by Fairy King himself; four stakes winners, one group out of mares by Encosta de Lago (sire of Delago Brom, Lago Delight and Northern Meteor); and another out of a mare by Turtle Island. It would also be possible to introduce Fairy King through Helissio, Helenus, Falbrav, Revoque, Second Empire, Shinko King and Victory Note. There is also an Exceed and Excel stakes winner out of a mare by Testa Rossa, a son of Perugino (a three-quarters brother to Sadler’s Wells and Fairy King).
From the Storm Bird branch of Northern Dancer, Exceed and Excel has a group winner out of a mare by Bluebird (sire of Dolphin Street, Lake Coniston and Blues Traveller) and both Storm Cat and his son Hennessy (sire of Johannesburg; grandsire of Turffontein). Reward For Effort is sire of group winner Brugal Reward out of a mare Storm Cat son, Hold That Tiger. It would also be possible to bring in Storm Catthrough Tale of the Cat, Giant’s Causeway (sire of Shamardal), Van Nistelrooy, Catrail, Statue of Libertyand Black Minnaloushe (sire of a stakes winner from this family).
The dam of Outreach is half-sister to a stakes winning and group one placed horse by Royal Academy (broodmare sire of an Exceed and Excel stakes winner, and sire of Bel Esprit). Royal Academy is a son of Nijinsky II, and Exceed and Excel also has a stakes winner out of a mare by Generous (by Caerleon, also sire of Tenby, Alquoz and Corwyn Bay). Mares carrying Yeats, a Nijinsky II son closely related to Nureyev and Sadler’s Wells should also be positive.
Exceed and Excel has two stakes winners out of mares by Dehere, a son of Deputy Minister, also sire of French Deputy. There is also a group one winner, Margot Did, by Exceed and Excel out of a mare by Northern Dancer son, Shareef Dancer, sire of Nediym, who in turn is sire of General Nediym. Exceed and Excel has group winner Mamwaazel out of a mare by Last Tycoon, and there is also a stakes winner by Reward For Effort out of a mare by Last Tycoon son, O’Reilly.
There are 28 stakes winners by Exceed and Excel and sons out of mares from the Mr. Prospector line. The cross with mares by Elusive Quality (sire of Elusive City) has been particularly strong, producing seven group winners including the brilliant Guelph, by Exceed and Excel, and group winner Take Pride by Reward For Effort. There are also three Exceed and Excel stakes winners out of mares by Elusive Quality’s sire, Gone West, and this strain might also be brought in through Mr. Greeley, Zafonic, Zamindar, Xaar and Iffraaj. There is also a stakes winner by Exceed and Excel out of a mare by Lion Cavern, a brother to Gone West.
Exceed and Excel has two group stakes winners out of mares by Real Quiet, who is by Quiet American, from the Fappiano line, which suggests trying daughters of Unbridled’s Song and Defensive Play. There is a grade two winner by Exceed and Excel out of a mare by a son of Seeking the Gold (sire of Secret Savings, Dubawi and Lujain; grandsire of Dash For Cash). Woodman is bred on the same Mr. Prospector/Buckpasser cross as Seeking the Gold, and Exceed and Excel also has two stakes winners out of mares by his Woodman son, Timber Country, which suggests daughters of Bahhare and Hector Protector. There is also a stakes winner out of a mare by Woodman’s three-quarters brother, Rhythm.
We can also note stakes winners bred on an Exceed and Excel cross over Mr. Prospector line mares out of daughters of Umatilla, Thunder Gulch, Bellotto, Machiavellian (who can be brought in through Street Cry, Street Sense and Vettori), King’s Best and his sire, Kingmambo (also sire of Dubai Destination) and Twining (by Forty Niner, the sire of Distorted Humor and grandsire of Any Given Saturday, a horse who gives inbreeding to the excellent mare, My Charmer, dam of Seattle Slew and Lomond). Daughters of Fusaichi Pegasus and El Moxie might also both fit here.
Exceed and Excel has enjoyed a very profitable relationship with mares from the Blushing Groom line. His grade two winner Sidestep is out of a mare by Quest For Fame, and he also has a stakes winner out of a mare by Quest For Fame’s son, Viscount. Quest For Fame is by Rainbow Quest, and Exceed and Excel also has three stakes winners, one group, out of mares by Rainbow Quest son, Spectrum (sire of Golan). There are also Exceed and Excel stakes winners out of mares by Swain and Noverre and his sire, Rahy (sire of Fantastic Light), and it could also be worth trying daughters of Groom Dancer, Orientate and Housebuster.
Out of mares from the Sir Tristram line, Exceed and Excel has grade one winner Earthquake from a mare by Marauding, a group stakes winner out of a mare by Octagonal (sire of Lonhro), and three stakes winners, one group, out of mares by that horse’s sire, Zabeel. He would also look to have appeal with Octagonal’s three-quarters brother Kaapstad.
Exceed and Excel has two stakes winners, one group, out of mares by Zeditave, and another out of a mare by that horse’s son, Strategic, which also suggests Magic Albert. Exceed and Excel’s grade one winner Amber Sky is out of a mare by Rubiton, and he also has a stakes winner by that horse’s brother, Euclase. The siblings are by Century, who is also sire of Centaine (a horse who has enjoyed success under Danehill line stallions, and is responsible for Kinjite) and Centro.