Exultant, an Irish-bred son of Teofilo, made it back-to-back wins in the G1 Champions & Chater Cup at Sha Tin on Sunday, 24 May. Sent off hot favourite, Exultant settled behind early leader Time Warp before staking a challenge on the home turn. Sent to the fore by jockey Zac Purton with 400m to travel, Exultant saw off a late charge by Chefano and stablemate Furore to win by a length in his typical tough and gutsy fashion.
Bred by Ballygallon Stud and formerly known as Irishcorrespondent, the five-year-old is the fourth foal from the winning Mark Of Esteem mare Contrary. She is a half-sister to the Group-winning sprinters Caspian Prince and Spirit Quartz.
Teofilo is the sire of 89 Black Type winners including four Stakes winners alone this year, with the aforementioned Exultant his best performer having already taken the G1 Queen Elizabeth II Cup in April. He is joined by Black Type winners Aktau and Saiga alongside Thursday’s Listed Hein Bollow Memorial winner Satomi.