The rejuvenated Great Ambassador (Exceed And Excel) took a convincing first Stakes win on Sunday, 5 September when taking the Listed Garrowby Stakes at York.
Racing on the far side in the six furlong contest, Great Ambassador was ridden to the lead in the final furlong, and despite drifting left, went away to win by one and a half-lengths under jockey Tom Marquand. Following a move to trainer Ed Walker earlier this season, the four-year-old gelding has been in flying form having never been out of the money on all five starts now.
Bred by Littleton Stud, Great Ambassador is a three-parts brother to the G3-placed Seattle Rock and out of the Stakes-winning Montjeu mare Snoqualmie Girl. She is an own-sister to the Listed-winning Snoqualmie Boy out of a full-sister to G1 Racing Post Trophy victor Seattle Rhyme.
Exceed And Excel is the sire of 13 Black Type winners this season alone led by G1 Paddock Stakes heroine Queen Supreme and G2 Hungerford Stakes winner Sacred. Among his 189 individual Stakes winners are 16 G1 winners including his sons Bivouac and Microphone who both now stand on roster alongside their sire at Kelvinside, NSW.
Exceed And Excel stands this season at a fee of $132,000 inc GST.