Speak In Colours (Excelebration) winning the G3 Phoenix Sprint at the Curragh

Colours is G3 winner for Excelebration

Joseph O’Brien saddled Speak In Colours (3c Excelebration-Maglietta Fina, by Verglas) to score in the style of a classy sprinter at the Curragh on Sunday.

The Excelebration colt triumphed by a length and a quarter in the G3 Phoenix Sprint over six furlongs in the style of a colt with better things to come.

"He had good form on good ground as a two-year-old so we weren't worried about that and it was a pretty quick time,” said O’Brien. "Donnacha said he was happy throughout. He said he put him in gear and he got to the front a bit sooner than he wanted but he was comfortable the whole way.

"He has Haydock (the G1 32Red Sprint Cup Stakes) and all those options. We wanted to get today out of the way and now we'll talk to the owners see from there. He handles an ease in the ground too.”

Speak In Colours was bred by Scuderi Archi Romani.