Street Cry colt
strikes at Nad Al Sheba
GODOLPHIN'S Desert Party bounced back from a disappointing display in the Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes in August to take the Ford Flex Trophy at Nad Al Sheba on Thursday by half a length from his stable-mate Regal Ransom.
Desert Party is yet another high-class prospect by Darley's Street Cry, who is already the sire of six Group/Grade 1 winners from his first three northern hemisphere crops of racing age. The list includes Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense and last season's leading US sprinter Street Boss, both of whom stand alongside their sire at Jonabell Farm in Kentucky.
Street Cry will stand the upcoming season for $150,000.
Desert Party, who topped last year's Fasig-Tipton Calder Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale when selling to John Fergsuon for $2.1m, is the fourth foal out of Sage Cat, a winning daughter of Tabasco Cat.
Sage Cat is also the dam of two other winners including Elliecat (Crafty Prospector), who won the Listed Chou Croute Handicap at Fair Groundslast year.