GROUP One winning two-year-old Excites will be given every chance to climb up the 2010/11 First Season Sires ladder with several of his progeny housed among the nation’s leading yards.
Excites owner/breeder Peter Moran has ensured that his Excites offspring are given the best start in life by sending them to renowned trainers including Gerald Ryan and
four-time Golden Slipper winning trainer Clarry Conners.
For his part, Moran is hopeful of seeing his familiar green and white silks in the first two-year-old stakes race of the year – the Breeders Plate (1000m) at Randwick in October.
“I am pretty positive about them being two-year-olds,” Moran said.
“They have broken in excellent and are good eaters. They cope with the work which is a good sign.
“The one I sent to Gerald travelled from Brisbane to Sydney and stuck its head straight in the feed bin, so that’s a good sign.
“When she arrived, Gerald said this filly is just like all the Excites horses he has seen. He said they are like peas in a pod which is another good sign for any stallion.
“We are aiming at the trials in late August early September.
“I have got five Excites youngsters and four of them are two-year-old types.”
This filly is from the Flying Spur mare Snaps who in turn is from Snapshots, a daughter of Success Express thus giving the filly a cross of Moran’s successful imported sire.
At just his second race start, Excites split Mentality and Theseo in the Listed T.L Baillieu Stakes before winning the Group One AJC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) courtesy of a lethal burst of acceleration from well back.
He is the only son of five-time Group One winner and outstanding sire Danewin at stud anywhere in the world.
“Danewin is an exceptionally well bred horse being a son of Danehill from the Eight Carat family,” Moran said.
“He has terrific statistics and there is no reason he won’t make a sire of sires.”
Excites dam, Staging, was a multiple Group Two winner and Group One placegetter who won over $1 million and is the dam of three Group One performers, Excites, Duporth and Tickets.
“Danewin has overcome early obstacles in his career fertility-wise to establish himself as one of the best credentialed Danehill sire sons at stud,” Vinery’s Adam White said.
“You would go a long way to find a better looking horse than Excites, who won a Group One at two then trained on to finished second in the Caulfield Guineas at three.”
Excites has proven very popular since retiring to stud in 2007 serving over 100 mares in each of his three season at Vinery and will again be very popular this season.