The domination of Desert Party in last Thursday’s 1600m feature at Nad Al Sheba, the UAE 2000 Guineas (Gr3) for three-year-olds on the dirt, was affirmation for America’s hottest young stallion, Street Cry, as well as for the Ready To Run/Breeze-Up Sales concept.
The European Bloodstock News reports that jockey Frankie Dettori asked his mount to chase Redding Colliery (Mineshaft) and Godolphin stable companion Regal Ransom (Distorted Humor) from 400m out and the pair hit the front at the 200m pole with Desert Party winning going away.
“We knew he had come out of his last race very well and improved from that run. This extra distance was never going to be a concern and, all being well, he will be UAE Derby bound,” said the delighted trainer of Desert Party, Saeed Bin Suroor.
Desert Party is by Darley Jonabell-based stallion, Street Cry. He was purchased for $425,000 at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale by Hidden Brook. Desert Party and the second-placed Regal Ransom were subsequently sold to John Ferguson for $2,100,000 and $675,000 respectively at Fasig-Tipton’s Calder Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale.