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Buratino Wins Gr2 Coventry Stakes
At Royal Ascot in the UK, Darley's former Champion Australian Sire Exceed And Excel (Danehill-Patrona, by Lomond) added a Group success when talented 2YO Irish-bred colt Buratino (Exceed and Excel-Bergamask, by Kingmambo) scored by 2-lengths for trainer Mark Johnston and jockey William Buick in the £120,000 Gr2 Coventry Stakes (6 furlongs) for 2YOs, over 2YO US-bred colt Air Force Blue (War Front-Chatham, by Maria's Mon) & 2YO Irish-bred colt Eltezem (Kodiac-Tymora, by Giant's Causeway). Buratino took his record to 4 wins (including the Listed Woodcote Stakes) and 2 placings from 6 starts for £109,275 earnings.