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UAE 2,000 Guineas falls to new Street Cry star

DESERT PARTY confirmed his superiority over stable-mate Regal Ransom in impressive style on Thursday when taking the Group 3 UAE 2,000 Guineas at Nad Al Sheba.

The three-year-old colt's victory sets him on the right path for a possible tilt at the Kentucky Derbyin May, in which he would attempt to become the second Derby winner in three years by young Darley stallion Street Cry.

Street Cry, who captured the 2002 Dubai World Cup, has sired six Group/Grade 1 winners from his first three northern hemisphere crops of racing age. As well as Kentucky Derby and Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Street Sense, Street Cry is also the sire of last season's leading US sprinter Street Boss and the outstanding US filly Zenyatta.

The son of Machiavellian stands at Darley at Jonabell in Kentucky for $150,000.

Desert Party is yet another good advertisement for the upcoming Fasig-Tipton Calder Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale - John Ferguson paid a sale-topping $2.1m for the colt at last year's renewal.

Bred by David Smith and Steven Sinatra in the US, Desert Party is the fourth foal out of the winning Tabasco Cat mare Sage Cat, who is also the dam of US Listed winner Elliecat (by Crafty Prospector).







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