2020 Gold Coast National Racehorse Sale

Lot: 1830

Type: Racehorse Gelding/Colt
Vendor: Godolphin, Hunter Valley, NSW
Sire: Exceed and Excel (AUS)
Dam: Brilliance (AUS)
Colour: Bay
Sex: Gelding
DOB: 28 September 2016
Buyer: Michael Costa Racing/Viva Racing, QLD $70,000

Significant Pedigree Updates

Subject Horse: Acumen (2016.g. by Exceed and Excel-Brilliance, by Street Cry-Accessories).
2nd Bendigo JC Thank You Gerry Ryan H.

Account of GODOLPHIN, Hunter Valley, NSW.

Lot 1830 (100% GST)         ACUMEN           Stable Chester 24

Bay gelding              (Branded : nr sh; 62 over 6 off sh)           Foaled in 2016







Northern Dancer


His Majesty



Northern Dancer


Watch Your Step




Street Cry


Mr. Prospector

Helen Street




In the Wings

Anna Matrushka

Mill Reef


EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS) (Bay 2000-Stud 2004). 7 wins-2 at 2, VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1. Champion Australian Sire 2012-13. Sire of 2100 rnrs, 1476 wnrs, 174 SW. His SH-bred progeny inc SW Overreach (ATC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1), Guelph, Mr Stunning, Microphone, Earthquake, Amber Sky, Flamberge, Helmet, Bivouac, Reward for Effort, Exceedance, etc. His NH-bred progeny inc SW Excelebration, Margot Did, Queen Supreme, etc.


1st dam

BRILLIANCE, by Street Cry. Unraced. Half-sister to EPAULETTE, HELMET, PEARLS, BULLBARS. Dam of 4 foals, 3 to race, all winners, inc:-

Acumen (g. by Exceed and Excel). 2 wins. See below.

Tolkowsky (g. by Snitzel). Winner at 2 at 1105m in 2019-20.

Endymion (g. by Exceed and Excel). Winner at 1200m in 2019-20.

2nd dam

ACCESSORIES, by Singspiel. Unraced. Sister to Andean, three-quarter-sister to ANNABA (dam of ANTONYM), Sing Up Rock (dam of GANKO), half-sister to POZARICA - MAQRAN (Sau.), ANNA OF SAXONY (dam of ANNA PALARIVA), Ancelin, Anna of Kiev (dam of ANNA MONDA). Dam of 7 named foals, 5 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

HELMET (Exceed and Excel). 6 wins-4 in succession at 2-1200m to 1600m, $1,607,300, ATC Sires Produce S., Gr.1, Champagne S., Gr.1, MRC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1, Caulfield Guineas Prelude, Gr.3, ATC Brewery 2YO H., 3d ATC Golden Rose S., Gr.1, Run to the Rose H., Gr.3. Sire.

EPAULETTE (Commands). 5 wins-2 at 2-1200m to 1400m, $1,717,750, ATC Golden Rose S., Gr.1, BRC Doomben Ten Thousand S., Gr.1, MRC Caulfield Guineas Prelude, Gr.3, Canberra RC Black Opal S., L, ATC Australian Turf Club 2YO H., 2d ATC TJ Smith S., Gr.1, Todman S., Gr.2, 3d MRC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1, ATC Run to the Rose H., Gr.3. Sire.

PEARLS (Exceed and Excel). 3 wins 1200m to 1400m, $352,175, ATC Tea Rose S., Gr.2, Toy Show H., Gr.3, 2d ATC PJ Bell S., Gr.3, TAB Place Multi H., 3d ATC Golden Pendant, Gr.2, MRC Tristarc S., Gr.2, 4th ATC Flight S., Gr.1, Surround S., Gr.2.

BULLBARS (Elusive Quality). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, 1400m, $378,600, VRC CS Hayes S., Gr.3, MRC Canonise 2YO H., 2d VRC Australian Guineas, Gr.1, MRC Manfred S., L, 3d MVRC Bill Stutt S., Gr.2, Mitchell McKenzie S., L, 4th VRC Henry Bucks S., L, Sofitel H., L. Sire.

3rd dam

ANNA MATRUSHKA, by Mill Reef. Unraced. Half-sister to ANNO LUCE (dam of AIR TROOPER), Anna Oleanda (dam of ANNA NERIUM, MIDDLE CLUB, PIPING ROCK), Anna Comnena (dam of SADLERS WINGS). Dam of 14 foals, 13 to race, 11 winners, inc:-

POZARICA - MAQRAN (Sau.) (Rainbow Quest). 4 wins at 2400m, 3000m, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Hubert de Chaudenay, Gr.2. Sire.

ANNABA (In the Wings). 3 wins 2000m to 2500m, Longchamp Prix du Conseil de Paris, Gr.2, Prix de Royallieu, Gr.2. Producer.

ANNA OF SAXONY (Ela-Mana-Mou). 4 wins 11½f to 14½f, Doncaster Park Hill S., Gr.3, 2d Ascot Princess Royal S., Gr.3, Newbury St Simon S., Gr.3.

Race Record : 2 wins at 1100m in 2019-20.



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