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Excellent Art

Excellent Art

Excellent Art (right): his first foals are already earning good reviews

  PICTURE: EDWARD WHITAKER  

POSITIVE reports are already filtering through about the first foals by European champion three-year-old miler Excellent Art.

Last Wednesday, Car Colston Hall Stud welcomed a bay filly out of Riotous Applause, a Royal Applause half-sister to Group 1 Racing Post Trophy winner and Derby favourite Crowded House.

"She's an absolute corker; a very, very good first foal, correct, with quality in abundance; we couldn't be happier with her," said stud manager Clive Newland.

Other early arrivals by Excellent Art also include a bay filly out of Rock Candy, a Rock Of Gibraltar daughter of Irish 1,000 Guineas runner-up Strawberry Roan, and a bay filly out of Swordlestown Stud's Sahara Sky, who is a three-parts sister to July Cup winner Owington.

The latter is boarding with Peter Collier of Cramps Castle Stud, who described her as: "a very correct, quality filly, all bay with a lovely head."

Excellent Art was among the leaders of his generation at both two and three years, capturing the Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes as a juvenile and the Group 1 St James'sPalace Stakes from Duke Of Marmalade at three. The son of Pivotal was also placed four times at Group 1 level, notably when a head second to Ramonti in the Sussex Stakes.

He will stand this season at Coolmore Stud for €17,500.

 

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