Signore Fox adds to the magnificent record of Exceed And Excel

Team Snowden-trained horse too strong in G3 Star Kingdom Handicap at Rosehill

If anything is predictable in racing it is that Exceed And Excel will sire the winners of feature sprints during Australia’s major racing carnivals – and Signore Fox made sure his sire maintained that record with victory in the G3 Star Kingdom Handicap at Rosehill on Saturday, 3 April.

Already one of Exceed and Excel’s 182 Stakes winners, Signore Fox turned in a typically tenacious performance to grind out the ninth victory of his career, his fourth at Stakes level and his first in a Group race.

Signore Fox travelled comfortably in a midfield position until jockey James McDonald found clear ground with 300m to run and the five-year-old did the rest.

With the race won at the 100m mark, Signore Fox cruised to the line a length-and-a-quarter clear of Wisdom Of Water with Roheryn (Lonhro) running on well for third.

Bred by Drakenstein Stud, Signore Fox is out of Sharp Susan, a G1 winner in America and a half-sister to another G1 winner in Spring At Last.

Offered by Coolmore at the 2017 Inglis Easter Sale in Sydney, Signore Fox made $300,000, being knocked down to his trainers Peter and Paul Snowden.

Exceed And Excel will stand again at Kelvinside, NSW, in 2021.