2020 Service Fee: $6,600 (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 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.
"Performer had a great presence, and nice length of horse, he’s a really good mover. I definitely think he’d be worth sending a mare to. Any sort of mare would suit him, he’s got enough scope about him that I think any compact mares would be best suited to him."
Kandice Pritchard, KBL Thoroughbreds
"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
"If the game is about precociousness and speed then: He’s by the right sire - World Champion 2YO sire Exceed and Excel. He’s out of the right mare- a Gr.1 producing Snippets mare. He’s the right type. He won the right race. He now has the right opportunity."
Mark Pilkington, Bloodstock Agent