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Lindsay Park unveil 'flying machine'

Excelida as a yearling - Trish Dunell
Excelida as a yearling

Trish Dunell

The Lindsay Park-trained Excelida (Exceed And Excel x Lady Sayyida) broke her maiden in the most emphatic of styles on Pakenham’s synthetic track on Friday.

The two-year-old filly sauntered clear of the field under a hands and heels Jamie Kah ride to score by seven and a half lengths. 

Kah was suitably impressed with the filly, who is set to reappear as a three-year-old in city races next month. 

"I gave her a gallop on Monday and thought, 'geez this thing absolutely flies' and I was surprised to see her here, but obviously it was just an easy kill for her today," Kah told Racing.com. 

"I was a little bit concerned (after a slow start), but I knew how much horse I had underneath me, so as soon as I got clear running I knew the race was over and done with."

Excelida was purchased by Cambridge Stud's Brendan and Jo Lindsay for $460,000 out of Trelawney Stud's 2018 Inglis Easter yearling draft. She is the first foal out of Lady Sayyida, a half sister to Cox Plate winner Ocean Park. -ANZ Bloodstock News