Exceed And Excel sired his 95th Group winner on Sunday, 23 May when his four-year-old son Attimo Fuggente struck in the G2 Premio Presidente Della Repubblica. Run over 1800m in Rome, he wasn’t hard pressed to record a three-length triumph.
Bred in Ireland by Incolinx, Attimo Fuggente is a daughter of the Mastercraftsman mare Vague Nouvelle, whose biggest day on the track was in 2014 when winning the G3 Premio Regina Elena, the Italian version of the 1,000 Guineas.
Among Exceed And Excel’s 95 Group winners are 16 that have won at the highest level. They include the Champion sprinter Bivouac, who is just about to start his first season at stud at a fee of $66,000 at Kelvinside in NSW.