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Exceed And Excel
Gavroche (Snippets)
2022 Service Fee:
$6,600 (inc. GST)


Unbeaten at his first two juvenile starts at Listed and Gr.3 level, the former Chris Waller-trained Performer is an outstanding chestnut son of Champion Sire Exceed And Excel.

Successful on debut in the time-honoured Listed ATC Breeders’ Plate (1000m) at Royal Randwick, the now Gr.3 contest for the juveniles, the colt remained unbeaten when winning the Gr.3 ATC Canonbury Stakes at just his second race start.

Recording a faster time than Capitalist, Vancouver, Pierro and Smart Missile when winning the Breeders’ Plate, the last two colts to go to stud with runners and had won both the Breeders’ Plate and the Canonbury Stakes were the highly touted Vancouver and the Gr.1, Horse of the Year producing sire Sebring.

As a half-brother to Gr.1 Galaxy Handicap winner Bel Sprinter, the $450,000 Magic Millions yearling sale graduate is bred on the successful Danehill x Snippets pedigree cross which has produced Gr.1 stallions Snitzel, Hinchinbrook and Magnus.

Performer is one of over 285 stakes horses for his sire Exceed And Excel, a stallion who is building a strong reputation as a sire of sires with his sons Excelebration, Helmet and Sidestep all achieving Gr.1 sire success.

His first crop of yearlings sold for up to $210,000 and averaged 10x his service fee!



B. 2000
GW 7 wins
f:2661 r:2368 w:1690 SW:200
B. 1986
GW 4 wins
f:2414 r:2083 w:1631 SW:347
B. 1977
Wnr 3 wins
f:1075 r:837 w:658 SW:198
Northern DancerNearctic14
Pas de NomAdmiral's Voyage4
B. 1981
f:14 r:11 w:9 SW:5
His MajestyRibot4
Flower Bowl4
Spring AdieuBuckpasser1
Ch. 1994
Wnr 1 win
f:5 r:5 w:5 SW:2
B. 1980
GW 3 wins
f:721 r:546 w:296 SW:30
Northern DancerNearctic14
My CharmerPoker1
Fair Charmer13
Ch. 1974
GW 17 wins
f:12 r:10 w:7 SW:3
Watch Your StepCitation3
Back BritchesCarry Back5
Ch. 2002
Wnr 1 win
f:7 r:5 w:4 SW:2
B. 1984
GW 9 wins
f:828 r:739 w:602 SW:57
Ch. 1970
GW 3 wins
f:606 r:519 w:380 SW:32
Silly SeasonTom Fool3
Double Deal1
Great OccasionHornbeam1
Golden Wedding7
Easy Date
B. 1977
Wnr 1 win
f:16 r:15 w:11 SW:4
Grand ChaudiereNorthern Dancer2
ScamperingMisty Day5
Scamper Away20
La Miserable
Ch. 1989
f:11 r:7 w:6
Ch. 1978
GW 6 wins
f:1147 r:939 w:670 SW:94
Mr. ProspectorRaise a Native8
Gold Digger13
Rose Bower16
Ch. 1982
SP 3 wins
f:11 r:9 w:4 SW:1


1st Dam

GAVROCHE, by Snippets. Winner at 1000m, 3d MRC Special Dane H. Half-sister to Azelna (dam of MACIAS). Dam of seven named foals, five to race, four winners, inc:-

BEL SPRINTER (g. by Bel Esprit). 8 wins to 1200m, A$916,825, S$202,500, ATC Galaxy H., Gr.1, MRC Caulfield Sprint H., Gr.2, MVRC Ian McEwen S., Gr.3, MRC WJ Adams H., L, Regal Roller S., L, VRC King Island Dairy H., MVRC Craigieburn Sporting Club H., 2d Singapore TC Krisflyer International Sprint, Gr.1, VRC Bobbie Lewis H., Gr.3, 3d ATC TJ Smith S., Gr.1, 4th ATC Challenge S., Gr.2-twice.

PERFORMER (c. by Exceed and Excel). Subject horse.


2nd Dam

LA MISERABLE, by Miswaki. Raced twice. Half-sister to ALWAYS ALOOF. Dam of 11 foals, 7 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

Azelna (Tropular). Winner at 2, 3d La Teste Criterium du Bequet, L. Dam of-

MACIAS (Purge). 13 wins-3 at 2-from 5f to 1m, US$348,707, Santa Anita Eddie Logan S., L, Baffle S., L, Oak Tree Jack Goodman S., L, 2d Del Mar Oceanside S., L, Santa Anita Pasadena S., L, 3d Hollywood Park Will Rogers S., Gr.3, 4th Woodbine Connaught Cup, Gr.2, Hollywood Park Lazaro Barrera Memorial S., Gr.3, Hollywood Prevue S., Gr.3.

Fan Time (Grand Slam). 4 wins at 5f, 6½f, US$153,837, Santa Anita Allowance, Gulfstream Park Allowance-twice, 2d Churchill Downs Mamzelle S., L, 4th Calder Distaff Turf Sprint H., L.

Imaflashycat. Winner at 6f in U.S.A. Dam of-

FEAR OF THE CAT (Abraaj). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 6½f, 8½f, Hastings Park CTHS Sales S. (2YOc&g), L, 2d Hastings Park British Columbia Cup Nursery S., L, 3d Hastings Park New Westminster H., L.


3rd Dam

Miranda, by Forli. 3 wins-1 at 2-from 6f to 9f, Santa Anita Allowance, Hollywood Park Allowance, 2d Milan Premio Bagutta, Gr.3, Doncaster Limmits H., Sandown Victoria H. Half-sister to RIVER JIG (dam of DANCE PARADE, OCEAN QUEEN, JIG), SECRET, Minjinsky, Lady Cozzene (dam of CAPOZZENE). Dam of 11 foals, 9 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

ALWAYS ALOOF (Alleged). 6 wins from 1800m to 3200m, £93,585, A$256,000, VATC Underwood S., Gr.1, Longchamp Prix Gladiateur, Gr.3, VRC Nivea Visage H., Sandown Fox Warren H., Kempton Queen's Prize H., 2d VRC Turnbull S., Gr.2, Longchamp Prix Gladiateur, Gr.3, York Lonsdale S., L, 3d Longchamp Prix Vicomtesse Vigier, Gr.2, Ascot Sagaro S., Gr.3, York Lonsdale S., L, 4th Royal Ascot Gold Cup, Gr.1, VRC Australian Cup, Gr.1. Sire.


4th Dam

BARONOVA, by Nijinsky. Winner at 9f in Ireland. Dam of 13 foals, 9 to race, 7 winners, inc:-

SECRET (Secretariat). 4 wins in U.S.A. and Jamaica, Caymanas Benson & Hedges Gold Cup, L, 3d Bay Meadows San Mateo County Sophomore H., L. Sire.

RIVER JIG (Irish River). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1800m, 2400m, Rome Premio Fausta, L, 2d Rome Criterium Femminile, Gr.3, 3d Sandown Mitre Graduation S., 4th Cheshire Oaks, L. Dam of-

DANCE PARADE (Gone West). 7 wins-3 at 2-from 5f to 1m, £61,976, US$241,944, HK$130,000, Santa Anita Buena Vista H., Gr.2, Las Cienegas H., Gr.3, Autumn Days H., Gr.3, Newbury Fred Darling S., Gr.3, Royal Ascot Queen Mary S., Gr.3, 4th Santa Anita Buena Vista H., Gr.2, Hollywood Park Wilshire H., Gr.3. Dam of-

LEADING LIGHT (Montjeu). Champion 3YO Stayer & Older Stayer in Europe in 2013 & 2014. Equal Leading 3YO Male on the 2013 WTR (Ext.). Champion 3YO Stayer in GB & Ireland in 2013. 8 wins-1 at 2-from 9f to 2½m, £595,456, €199,900, The St Leger, Gr.1, Royal Ascot Gold Cup, Gr.1, Queen's Vase, Gr.3, Curragh Irish St Leger Trial S., Gr.3, Gallinule S., Gr.3, Navan Vintage Crop S., Gr.3, 2d Irish St Leger, Gr.1. Sire.

OCEAN QUEEN (Zilzal). 4 wins from 6f to 9f, US$178,180, Bay Meadows Derby, Gr.3, Bay Meadows Blooming Hills Ranch H., L, Hollywood Park Allowance. Dam of-

Smart Ocean. Winner at 2 in Japan. Dam of-

SMART DANDY (Empire Maker). 10 wins at 1200m, 1400m, 247,074,000¥, to 2022, Hanshin Coral S., L-twice, 2d Kyoto Subaru S., L.

Sea Gift. Winner at 1¼m in GB. Dam of-

CHITU (Henny Hughes). 4 wins-2 at 2-from 6f to 9f, US$597,800, Sunland Derby, Gr.3, Santa Anita Damascus S., L, 2d Santa Anita Robert B Lewis S., Gr.2, 3d Santa Anita Malibu S., Gr.1. Sire.

BEAUTIFUL GIFT (Medaglia d'Oro). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1m, 8½f, US$180,100, to 2021, Santa Anita Santa Ysabel S., Gr.3, 2d Santa Anita Oaks, Gr.2.

JIG (Catrail). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 5f to 1¼m, £7,291, US$133,347, Hollywood Park La Zanzara S., L, Newmarket NGK Spark Plugs Bartlow 2YO S. Producer.

Western Reel (Gone West). Winner at 1m, 3d Ascot Fern Hill S., L. Dam of-

Haibah. Unraced. Dam of-

GREEN SUPREME (Oasis Dream). 5 wins from 1400m to 2200m, NZ$132,400, Manawatu RC Flying H., L, 3d Levin Classic, Gr.1.

Treasure Trove. Placed at 2 in GB. Dam of-

TOYLSOME (Cadeaux Genereux). Champion 3YO Sprinter in Germany in 2002 & Champion Older Miler in Germany in 2007. 16 wins from 1200m to 1600m, £10,425, €385,910 in France and Germany, Longchamp Prix de la Foret, Gr.1, Hoppegarten Grosser Preis von Berlin, Gr.3, Cologne Europa Sprint, L, Munich Bayerischer Fliegerpreis, L-4 times, Sprint Pokal, L-3 times, Dallmayr Coupe Lukull, L, Hannover BMW Niedersachsen Preis, 2d Cologne Silberne Peitsche, Gr.3, 3d Newmarket Challenge S., Gr.2, Hoppegarten Grosser Preis von Berlin, Gr.3, Munich Grosser Buchmacher Springer Sprint Preis, Gr.3, Hannover Buchmacher Albers-Sprint-Preis, L. Sire.

CORAL MIST (Bahamian Bounty). 2 wins at 2, Ayr Firth of Clyde S., Gr.3, 3d Goodwood Markel Insurance 2YO Fillies' S. Producer.

Playwithmyheart. Winner at 2, Deauville Prix de la Falaise. Dam of-

ROMANTIC PROPOSAL (Raven's Pass). Champion Older Female Sprinter in Europe & Ireland in 2021. 6 wins to 7f, €351,546, to 2022, Curragh Flying Five S., Gr.1, Belgrave S., L, Naas Woodlands S., L, Curragh Scurry H., 2d Curragh Ballyogan S., Gr.3, 3d Curragh Sapphire S., Gr.2, Naas Sprint S., L, 4th Curragh Renaissance S., Gr.3, Cork S., L.

What a Treasure. 2 wins at 7f in GB. Dam of-

HOARDING (Elusive Quality). 3 wins-2 at 2-from 7f to 1¼m, Newmarket Fairway S., L, 3d Newmarket S., L.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA (Australia). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 7f, 13f, Navan Yeats S., L, 3d Doncaster Futurity Trophy, Gr.1.

Mi Tesoro. Unraced. Dam of-

TESORILLA CLASS (In Class). 11 wins at 1000m, 1200m in Argentina, Palermo Clasico España, L, 2d San Isidro G.P. Felix de Alzaga Unzue, Gr.1. Producer.

Lady Cozzene. Winner at 6½f in U.S.A. Dam of-

CAPOZZENE (Capote). 2 wins at 2, US$114,722, A$3,500, Monmouth Junior Champion S., L, 3d Louisiana Downs Silverbulletday S., Gr.3. Producer.

Lady Zenne. Unraced. Dam of-

FLOR DE LUNA (Badge of Silver). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m in Peru, Monterrico Clasico Hipódromo de Santa Beatriz, L, Clasico Mariano Ugarte Alvarez y Manuel Ugarte Almonte. Producer.

Race Record

Age Runs 1st 2nd 3rd Prizemoney (AUD)
2YO 4 2 - - $192,000
3YO 6 - - 1 $39,100
Total 10 2 - 1 $231,100

At 2

1st ATC (Rosehill Gardens) Canonbury S., Gr.3 (1100m beating Stratosphere and Exceltic), ATC (Royal Randwick) Breeders' P., L (1000m beating Bondi and Santos).

At 3

3rd ATC (Rosehill Gardens) San Domenico S., Gr.3 (1100m to Graff and Neutrality).

4th MRC Blue Sapphire S., Gr.3 (1200m to Written By, Encryption and Tony Nicconi).

Stud Record

Commenced stud duties in 2019, oldest progeny are 2YO 22/23 season.

Top Sales Results

Sale Horse Name Dam Price Vendor Buyer
(C) 2022 MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 But Perfect $210,000 Hopetoun Farm, Southbrook, Qld John Morrisey
(C) 2022 MM Perth Yearling Sale Aloe Vera $100,000 Scenic Lodge, Muchea, WA Peter & Luke Fernie
(F) 2022 MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale Wild Ava $70,000 Lucas Bloodstock, Croftby, Qld Pearce Racing
(C) 2022 MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale Start Dreamin $60,000 Atkin Lodge, Lockyer Waters, Qld John Morrisey
(F) 2022 MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 Touch Too Much $60,000 Newhaven Park, Boorowa, NSW Busuttin Racing
(C) 2022 MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 Magical Mist $50,000 Twin Hills Stud, Cootamundra, NSW Byerley Turk Equine/Lewis Banaghan/Lindsay Gough Racing