Resilient Resin loves the rain

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Like mother like daughter, Resin (Exceed And Excel) emphasised the family traits when she opened her black type account. The regally-bred 4-year-old produced a memorable performance on several fronts when she relished the rain-affected going at Randwick to capture Saturday’s G3 ICD Nivison S.

While it may not have been the strongest edition of the event, it mattered not to the Godolphin team with the James Cummings-trained Resin leading home her stablemate Almanzora (Lonhro).

“Her mum was a real swimmer too.” - Darren Beadman.

“She’s been a highly promising filly all the way through and she’s really excelling now. Her mum was a real swimmer too,” Darren Beadman said.

He was referring to Resin’s well-performed dam Beaded (Lonhro), who won 10 races and her career highlight was victory in the G1 Doomben 10,000 in 2011. She relished the soft ground on that occasion to beat Love Conquers All (Mossman).

Resin is a half-sister to the multiple winner and Group performer Bezel (Street Cry {IRE}) with the dam a half-sibling to the G3 Up and Coming S., winner and G1 Winterbottom S., runner-up Rarefied (Commands).

Deep pedigree

It is both a rich and deep pedigree that features another Doomben 10,000 winner in Undue (Commands), G1 Patinack Classic winner Mental (Lonhro) and Freemason (Grand Lodge {USA}). He won three times at the elite level in The BMW, the TJ Smith Classic and in the Queensland Derby.

Resin’s success also brought up milestones for her sire Exceed And Excel (Danehill {USA}) and her jockey Rachel King.

“It’s been exciting, this is Exceed And Excel’s 150th individual stakes winner so it’s very rewarding,” Beadman said.

Exceed And Excel, standing at Darley

Dual Group 1 winner

Trained by Tim Martin, Exceed And Excel won seven of his 12 starts, including the G1 Newmarket H., and the G1 Dubai Racing Club Cup before his retirement in 2004 to Godolphin’s breeding operation at Darley.

Exceed And Excel has been a dual Hemisphere triumph at stud with the four-time Group I winner Guelph his leading representative Down Under and the three-time top-flight winner Excelleration his best European runner.

With Godolphin’s main go to jockeys in action on Caulfield Cup day, Rachel King took the reins aboard Resin.

“It was a lovely ride by Rachel, she seems to get on well with the mare.” - Darren Beadman.

Rachel King following her win in the G3 Nivision S.

“It was a lovely ride by Rachel, she seems to get on well with the mare,” Beadman said.

“She's not one to mention it, but she can ride anywhere in the field, good on soft ground, firm ground, any distance. I'm a big fan of Rachel.”

Last season's champion apprentice in Sydney, King rode her first Group 1 winner a fortnight ago on the Mark Newnham-trained Maid Of Heaven (Smart Missile).

First senior treble

Resin completed King’s first winning treble as a senior jockey following earlier success with Time To Reign (Time For War) and The Lion (Arlington).

"She’s got the best attitude. " - Rachel King on Resin

“She’s the toughest little horse, there’s not much of her bit she’s all heart,” King said. “She got bumped early and she just pinned her ears back – she’s got the best attitude.

“It was a big step up for her, but she was dominant. She’s so genuine.”