Round Table Racing Follows the Winning Formula
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Round Table Racing is delighted to announce the purchase of highly promising young European stayer Excess Knowledge from Juddmonte Farms in a deal put together by James Harron Bloodstock.

In the search for a Melbourne Cup winner for our clients, Round Table Racing has followed history’s winning formula, the formula used just over twelve months ago to secure Fiorente.

                                                  Excess Knowledge

The similarities between Excess Knowledge and the 2013 Melbourne Cup winner are quite uncanny. They:

  • are both by champion stallion Monsun

  • are both big, dark and handsome. Excess Knowledge is near black and

    stands 16.1hh

  • both achieved a Timeform rating of 114 as a three-year-old

  • both ran second in the Group 3 Gordon Stakes at Goodwood. Excess

    Knowledge was knocked over twice in the straight this year and showed a

    great turn of foot to run second behind Cap O’Rushes

  • both are extremely relaxed individuals

A three-year-old colt with only six starts to his name, Excess Knowledge won on debut as a two year old showing great natural speed. He then ran second just eight days later in stakes company behind future Group 1 Irish 1000 Guineas winner Just The Judge.

A strong return against older horses as a three-year-old saw Excess Knowledge run third behind Mandour and subsequent dual Group winner Afsare in the Gala Stakes at Sandown, with yet another future Group winner, David Livingston, back in fourth. This run was followed by a career-best performance in the Group 3 Gordon Stakes behind Cap O’Rushes. Excess Knowledge was a most unlucky second after twice receiving significant interference in the home straight.

Like Fiorente at the same age, Excess Knowledge has been sparingly raced and, like all of the progeny of Monsun, his best performances are yet to come aged four, five and beyond.

The colt’s strong race record is matched by a pedigree featuring some of the very best thoroughbred blood. His mother, Quenched, was a stakes winner herself and by champion sire Dansili. His maternal grand sires also include a couple of the best racehorses ever witnessed on the turf, Rainbow Quest and Nijinsky, who were champion stallions in their own right also.

Like Fiorente, Excess Knowledge will be conditioned by Randwick based trainer Gai Waterhouse with the entire due to arrive in Australia early in the new year.

His race record, pedigree, photos, and video can be found on this website: 9661.html