Run over 1200m on March 24, 2016 at Moonee Valley
Trainer: P G Moody
Jockey: B Rawiller
Track Conditions: Good(3)
Race Club: MVRC
Then came: Holler, Japonisme, Fast 'n' Rocking, The Quarterback, Churchill Dancer, Scarlet Billows, Gregers, Lucky Hussler, It is Written, Headwater, Kinglike,
At Moonee Valley in Melbourne, Darley's former Champion Australian Sire Exceed And Excel (Danehill-Patrona, by Lomond) celebrated an elite success when 6YO gelding Flamberge (Exceed and Excel-Razor Blade, by Blazing Sword) scored by 0.1-length for trainer Peter Moody in the in the $500,000 Gr1 William Reid Stakes (1200m) for 3YO+, over 3YO colt Holler (Commands-Shouts, by Strategic) & 3YO gelding Japonisme (Choisir-Haiku, by Encosta de Lago). Flamberge took his record to 11 wins (including the Gr1 Oakleigh Plate, Gr1 Goodwood, Gr3 Heath Stakes, Gr3 Sebring Stakes, Gr3 Standish Handicap & Listed Durbridge Stakes) & 9 placings (including the Gr2 Rubiton Stakes & Gr3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes) from 33 starts for $1,725,630 earnings. A homebred for Racing Victoria chairman David Moodie's Contract Racing & Breeding Pty Ltd, Flamberge is a full brother to dual Listed winner Curtana and a half-brother to Gr2 winner Sunburnt Land (Scenic) from the brilliant Gr3-winning sprinter Razor Blade.