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I Am Excited Wins Gr2 Gilgai Stakes

Friday, 5th October 2018

J: K Mc Evoy
T: David Pfieffer
W: 54.5 kgs
S: Snitzel
D: Lady Beckworth
J: B Park
T: Sarah Zschoke
W: 56 kgs
S: Host
D: Blushing
J: M Zahra
T: C Maher & D Eustace
W: 56 kgs
S: Bon Hoffa
D: Villa Albani
J: Damian Lane
T: D K Weir
W: 56 kgs
S: Scandal Keeper
D: Brocky's Ace

At Flemington in Melbourne, Arrowfield Stud's two-time recording-breaking Champion Australian Sire Snitzel (Redoute's Choice-Snippets' Lass, by Snippets) added a Group race success when 4YO Australian-bred mare I Am Excited (Snitzel-Lady Beckworth, by General Nediym) unleashed a brilliant turn of foot to score a last stride victory in the $200,000 Gr2 Gilgai Stakes (1200m) for 3YO+, defeating Eduardo & Bons Away. This was the third stakes win for I Am Excited who improved her record to 5 wins (including the Listed Darby Munro Stakes & Listed Fireball Stakes) and 6 placings (including the Gr2 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint, Gr2 ATC Furious Stakes & Gr3 VRC Kennedy Plate) from 15 starts for $584,437 in earnings. I Am Excited is a half-sister to multiple stakes winning mare Flippant (Hinchinbrook) out of the well related Lady Beckworth (General Nediym-Nanshan). Lady Beckworth, in turn, is a half-sister to Regard (Zabeel-Nanshan), dam of superstar mare Atlantic Jewel (Fastnet Rock) and Gr1 Thousand Guineas winner Commanding Jewel (Commands). I Am Excited is being aimed at the $1 million Gr1 Darley Classic (1200m) at Flemington on 10 November. “From here, she'll go the Begonia Belle Stakes on Derby Day and if she can win again next start it might not be a dumb idea to have a throw at the stumps in the Darley Classic,” trainer David Pfieffer said.

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