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28/10/2019 Exceedance primed for Coolmore

Co-trainer Wayne Hawkes is aware of the ‘grand final’ challenge facing talented colt Exceedance (Exceed And Excel) in the Coolmore Stud Stakes (registered as Ascot Vale Stakes) (Gr 1, 1200m) but the trainer is confident the three-year-old is capable of victory. Exceedance, who was third in the Golden Rose Stakes (Gr 1, 1400m) last start, pleased the stable with a strong closing effort in a Flemington jump out last Friday ahead of Saturday’s race. "It would be nice to get the Group 1 with him as he'd be worth a lot of money if he could nail that," Hawkes said. "It's the big dance but he's on song for it and he's going to need to be. It's a cracking race, as it always is. It's a big grand final for the three-year-olds." 

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