Smart Win for Promising Stayer

He’s scored seven wins from 15 starts and the best is still to come from Excluded (5g High Chaparral x Cruzeiro, by Kaapstad), who was a stylish winner at Flemington on Saturday.

A member of the powerful Lloyd and Nick Williams owned team prepared by Robert Hickmott, Excluded started favourite in the 2000 metre open handicap and scored a stylish long neck win for leading rider Craig Williams.

“He’s a nice horse and Craig gave him a great ride,” said Nick Williams.

“He’s answering all the questions at the moment, so who knows where he will end up.”

Excluded is entered for the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups, so the sky is the limit for this upwardly mobile stayer.

A $25,000 purchase from the draft of J.D Georgetti at the 2009 NZB Premier Yearling Sale, Excluded is a half-brother to stakes-placed Ferreira from Group II winner Cruzeiro.

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