$600 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $600 in bonuses*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
$500 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up and get your first bet matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
*NEW ACC ONLY, EXC NSW, SA, WA & VIC. SEE T&CS ON WEBSITE.

Connections of Excelebration will not rush into a decision over whether to tackle Frankel in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot next month.

Marco Botti’s three-year-old has twice been beaten by Sir Henry Cecil’s champion colt this season, but Excelebration continues on the upgrade.

After a brace of Group Two wins in the German 2000 Guineas and the Hungerford Stakes, he landed a deserved first success at the highest level in the Prix du Moulin on unsuitably soft ground at Longchamp on Sunday.

“I think his two options at this stage are Ascot and the Breeders’ Cup. We are not in a hurry to make a decision. There is plenty of time. We will see how the horse trains in the next couple of weeks,” Botti told At The Races.

“He got back this morning in good order and we’re happy with him, but there is no reason to decide right now. Close to the time we can make a decision with the ground situation and talk to the owners and come up with a plan.

“Taking in both Ascot and the Breeders’ Cup would be unlikely, but it will be something I will discuss with them.

“He has improved since the spring and is a much stronger horse now.

“He is definitely improving all the time but Ascot would be a tough task to take on Frankel again, but he is up to that level.

“Excelebration is definitely going the right way and yesterday against older horses he did well on that ground.

“It’s exciting to take him on if that is what we will do.

“Usually the ground at Ascot is really good and we might get away with the ground there.”

AP AAP TURF

 
$600 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up and get your first bet matched with up to $600 in bonus bets*
*NEW ACC ONLY, EXC NSW, SA, WA & VIC. SEE T&CS ON WEBSITE.
  • DEPOSIT $50
    start betting
    with
    $250*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first bet
    matched
    up to
    $600*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $50
    start betting
    with
    $200*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first bet
    matched
    up to
    $500*
    CLAIM NOW
*NEW ACC ONLY, EXC NSW, SA, WA & VIC. SEE T&CS ON WEBSITE.
* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article exclude NSW residents.
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Bonus Free Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with the best Free Bet offers available at every online bookmaker in Australia during the...

Couple scams TAB out of $600,000

A couple from Sydney have orchestrated an elaborate scam which cost the TAB more than $600,000. Talanoa Raine and her...

Sickening result for punters on plunge horse

One of the biggest goes this weekend was on an unraced 2YO at Doomben with the unseen runner backed from...

Five jockeys hospitalised in horror fall

Five jockeys have been hospitalised after a horror fall at Hobart today. Pinkeye’s Pride fell around the 600m mark which...

Likely Blue Diamond Stakes Field – 2018

We take a look at the Likely Field for Saturday’s 2018 Blue Diamond Stakes worth $1.5million for two year olds...

 
 
 
Copyright © 2017 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved.

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.