Desert Raider (IRE)
Desert Raider (IRE)
2021 Bay colt by Advertise (GB) ex Sahara Sky (IRE) (Danehill (USA))
Owner KVS IX
A winner on just his fifth start, Desert Raider, is a colt from the first crop of the triple Group 1 winner Advertise, a fast son of Showcasing who won the Phoenix Stakes aged two and the Commonwealth Cup and Prix Maurice du Gheest as a three-year-old. Showcasing has made a promising start as a sire of sires and with Pivotal on his dams side, there is every chance Advertise will cut the mustard as a stallion.
The dam, Sahara Sky, is an unraced half-sister to the Champion three-year-old Sprinter Owington. She has produced five winners to date, including the Group 1-winning two-year-old Dick Whittington, who also won the Phoenix Stakes. She has also produced the 103-rated Winning Ways and the 93-rated Sign From Heaven.
This colt will be trained by Charlie Johnston, who loved him, and felt he was an ideal sort for the Tattersalls Book 1 Bonus. The Johnston’s record of winning Tattersalls Book 1 Bonuses has only been surpassed by Charlie Appleby and Aiden O’Brien, but the average purchase price of their winners is around 10% of those from Appleby’s and O’Brien’s yards!
Luke Lillingston purchased this colt for 62,000gns and commented: “This horse has the most fantastic shape and physique, built like the proverbial… and so he should being by one of the fastest and most precocious colts of his generation, and a half brother to a Group 1-winning sprinting two-year-old. With his broodmare sires being Pivotal and Mr Prospector, two hugely influential sires on either side of the Atlantic, it gives Advertise a license to be a decent stallion. Our hopes are that a Book 1 bonus will be just a step along the way to becoming a proper speedster in the next few years.”
Charlie Johnston is already a familiar name to all having trained in partnership with his father Mark (the all time winning-most trainer in Britain) last season, including three winners with our own Cabinet Maker. We firmly that believe that Charlie will continue to bang out numerous winners from the Johnstons's Kingsley Park stables.
|BAY COLT (GB)||ADVERTISE (GB)||SHOWCASING (GB)||OASIS DREAM (GB)|
|2016||FURBELOW (GB)||PIVOTAL (GB)|
|2009||RED TIARA (USA)|
|2021||SAHARA SKY (IRE)||DANEHILL (USA)||DANZIG (USA)|
|2004||OLD DOMESDAY BOOK||HIGH TOP|