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French Winner For Exceed And Excel
World-class Australian sire Exceed And Excel (Danehill) produced a debut winner in France on Friday when 2YO filly Vadsariya won the Prix Mary Tudor (1200m) at Deauville. Trained by Alain De Royer Dupre and ridden by Christophe Soumillon, Vadsariya showed a smart turn of foot over the concluding stages to score a narrow but decisive 0.75-length win over Samba Pa Ti and Spanish Fly. A homebred for the Aga Khan, Vadsariya is a half-sister to the stakes-placed Varana (Sea The Stars) from the dual stakes-placed mare Valasyra (Sinndar). Valasyra, in turn, is a half-sister to Gr1 Prix de Diane winner Valyra and Gr2 winner Valirann.