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 New Zealand Gallops News 
Friday, January 19 2018

The connections of Excelleration are casting the net wide for the chance to add black type to the filly’s pedigree.

Excelleration will be chasing further black type when she lines up in the Gore Guineas.

The Pukekohe-trained three-year-old will open her three-start southern campaign in tomorrow’s Listed Liquorland Gore Guineas.

“There are good opportunities down there for her,” trainer Nigel Tiley said. “After Saturday, I’m going to transfer her to Shane Kennedy and she’ll stay on for the Dunedin and Southland Guineas.”

The daughter of Exceed And Excel and the Group One performer Abeautifulred headed south earlier this week off the back of a fifth at Ellerslie and a Rating 65 victory at Ruakaka.

“Her last win was good and before that I think she may have struck herself,” Tiley said. “She was travelling well at the top of the straight and then got on one rein.”

Excelleration will jump from barrier 10 in the limit field and will be ridden by Kylie Williams.

“As long as she gets some cover and held up for one run she’ll be fine,” Tiley said.

Meanwhile, Tiley’s unbeaten filly Melt has been in the paddock since winning the Gr. 3 Eclipse Stakes at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day, which followed her debut success in the Listed Ashford Lodge 2YO Stakes on her home course.

“She’s having a break and I’ll set her for the Sistema Stakes,” Tiley said. “She’ll probably have a quiet trial at Avondale next month.”

Stablemate and last-start Ellerslie winner The Justice League has recovered from a minor setback and he will be back in action at Pukekohe next Friday.

“He had a stone bruise and he’s 100 per cent right again,” Tiley said. “He’ll run in the open mile here.”

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