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1st Stakes-Winner For Freshman Shuttler Excellent Art

Monday, 27th June 2011

Gr1-winning & 4-times Gr1-placed shuttler & former champion 3YO miler Excellent Art (Pivotal-Obsessive, by Seeking The Gold) recorded his 1st stakes-winner when juvenile daughter Experience (Excellent Art-Kloonlara, by Green Desert) scored a 1.75-lengths victory in Ireland’s €52,500 (A$72,000) Gr3 Grangecon Stud Stakes (6 furlongs) for 2YO fillies at The Curragh. Experience (ridden by Wayne Lordan for trainer David Wachman) defeated Somasach (Johannesburg-Easy Now, by Danzig) & Naseem Sea (Bahri-Laqataat, by Alhaarth). Experience now has 2 wins & a runner-up from 3 starts for €45,305 (A$62,000) earnings. Her sire Excellent Art retired with 4 wins (including 2007's UK Gr1 St James's Palace Stakes over 8 furlongs at Royal Ascot, plus 2006's UK Gr2 Mill Reef Stakes over 6 furlongs at Newbury & UK Listed National Stakes over 5 furlongs at Sandown Park) & 5 placings (including 2007's US Gr1 Breeders' Cup Mile over 8 furlongs at Monmouth Park, UK Gr1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes over 8 furlongs at Ascot & UK Gr1 Sussex Stakes over 8 furlongs at Goodwood, plus 2006's French Gr1 Prix Morny over 1200m at Deauville & Irish Gr2 Railway Stakes over 6 furlongs at The Curragh) from 11 starts for US$1,238,952 earnings.

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