Written May 2008

As Exceed And Excel in inbred to Northern Dancer,  Mr. Prospector line mares are particularly appealing. Danehill has produced Group 1 winners such as Flying Spur, Rumplestiltskin, Regal Rose, Laisserfaire, Scintillation and Miss Danehill from Mr. Prospector line mares. Exceed and Excel’s stakes winners Outdo and Believe ‘n’ Succeed as well as stakes placegetter Giotto are out of a Mr. Prospector line mares. Australasian broodmare sires such as RHYTHM, HUSSONET, WOODMAN, STRAIGHT STRIKE, UMATILLA, GEIGER COUNTER, BELLOTTO, EL MOXIE, JADE ROBBERY, distorted humor, END SWEEP, INFLATE, VETTORI, THUNDER GULCH and SECRET SAVINGS are good candidates. 

Another reason why Mr. Prospector may work especially well with Exceed And Excel is the presence of COUNT FLEET in his pedigree.  Count Fleet is from the same line as Watch Your Step, second damsire of Exceed And Excel.

To-date, two of Exceed and Excel’s five stakes winners are out of SNIPPETS mares.

Another outcross for Exceed And Excel will be STAR KINGDOM. Many of Danehill’s Australian Group performers have STAR KINGDOM through their dams.  MARSCAY, BLETCHINGLY, LUSKIN STAR and canny lad in particular have had great success with Danehill. 

HALO line broodmares are great candidates for mating with Exceed And Excel.  A close relation to Northern Dancer (to which Exceed And Excel is inbred) as well as Danehill, he can be sourced via DON’T SAY HALO, FUJI KISEKI, MORE THAN READY, irgunand SUNDAY SILENCE.  VRC Australian Guineas winner Al Maher is by Danehill out of a Don’t Say Halo mare.

A ZEDITAVE mare has produced stakes winner Sugar Babe by Exceed And Excel.

The LA TROIENNE line is strong in Exceed And Excel.  He carries Buckpasser, Poker and Jet Action from this family.  Others to look for are WOODMAN, MORE THAN READY, HITTING AWAY, BOUCHER, RHYTHM, CAERLEON, FOREST GLOW , AIR DE FRANCE and NOBLE BIJOU.

Exceed And Excel’s damsire is Lomond, a half brother to SEATTLE SLEW.  Mares from this line will create desirable line breeding.  Broodmare sires such as AIR DE FRANCE,  FRAAR, A.P. INDY, AGINCOURT, YONDER, WARRING NATIONS, KHOZAAM and NINE CARAT.

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