Excelebration Colt Goes Some Way To Justifying Lofty Entries
HMS President (2c Excelebration - Dance Hall Girl, by Dansili) maintained his upward curve when running out an authoritative winner of the mile maiden at Newcastle on Friday evening.
The Eve Johnson Houghton-trained colt improved to finish fourth on his second start last month over seven furlongs. Ridden by Oisin Murphy on his latest start, he raced close to the pace and made headway to lead two furlongs from home. Ridden clear inside the final furlong, he scored by three lengths.
Owners HP Racing will hope HMS President continues to improve as he holds an entry in the Epsom Derby. The son of Excelebration was bred by Skymarc Farmand is a full-brother to dual winner Celebrity Dancer, and a half-brother to Listed winner Tashweeq.