2019 Service Fee: $8,800 (inc. GST)
Exceed and Excel x Gavroche (Snippets)
Standing at Canungra, QLD
Unbeaten at his first two juvenile starts at Listed and Gr.3 level, the former Chris Waller-trained Performer, a stunning chestnut joins Aquis Farm as our first son of Champion Sire Exceed And Excel.
A winner on debut in the time-honoured Listed ATC Breeders’ Plate (1000m) at Royal Randwick, the now Gr.3 contest for the juveniles, the colt then went on to win the Gr.3 ATC Canonbury Stakes at his second race start.
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 cross that has produced Gr.1 stallions Snitzel, Hinchinbrook and Magnus.
Performer is one of over 260 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.
- A son of Champion Sire Exceed And Excel out of the Gr.1 producing mare Gavroche, dam of Gr.1 Galaxy Handicap winner Bel Sprinter
- Winner of the Listed (now Gr.3) ATC Breeders’ Plate (1000m) on debut, a race won by Gr.1 producing sires Pierro, Smart Missile, Sebring, Snitzel, Charge Forward and Choisir
- Recorded a faster ATC Breeders’ Plate victory than Capitalist, Vancouver, Pierro and Smart Missile
- Previous Gr.3 ATC Canonbury Stakes winners include Pariah and Vancouver as well as Gr.1 producing sires Hinchinbrook, Sebring, Not A Single Doubt and Strategic
- The last two colts to win both the Breeders Plate and the Canonbury Stakes were Vancouver and Sebring
"I know this horse pretty well and he is an exciting colt to be training. I wouldn’t be changing him for anything."
Chris Waller, Trainer