Dual Identity (IRE)
Dual Identity (IRE)
2018 Bay gelding by Belardo (IRE) ex Teide Lady (GB) (Nashwan (USA))
Owner KVT IV
Dual Identity is a three time winner and this term has been his best. 1m2f is ideal trip on a flat, sound surface but he has the speed to run very well over a mile. He is currently rated 95, a career high and a climb of twenty pounds since the start of 2022, a year in which he truly came of age. He finished out of the first three only once in nine starts last season, many of these results coming in high-class handicaps including a thrilling third in the Cambridgeshire at Newmarket.
Dual Identity is an attractive gelding who hails from the first crop of the Champion two-year-old and Dewhurst (Group 1) winner Belardo, who went on to win the Lockinge (Group 1) aged four. Belardo is very much bred to be a top class stallion. A son of the leading sire Lope De Vega, he actually achieved a higher Timeform rating on the track than his own father. His dam, Danaskaya, was herself a very fast and precocious two-year-old who earned the accolade of being crowned Champion two-year-old filly in Ireland.
The dam, Teide Lady, is a winning daughter of Sheikh Hamdan’s outstanding Derby winner Nashwan who has already produced the Group 3 winning two-year-old Ayaar at stud to date. She, herself, is a half- sister to the Superlative Stakes (Group 2) winner Hatta Fort as well as a very recent Group 3 winner in the shape of Brian Meehan’s Spirit Of Appin.
We bought this gelding at the Tattersalls Book 1 Yearling Sale. William Knight loved him at the sales and trains him from his base in Newmarket.
William Knight is a Group winning trainer who is based in Newmarket at the state-of-art yard at Rathmoy Stables. He trains our KVT Flag bearer Sir Busker, Dual Identity, Bunker Bay, Chartwell House and Dancing Highlander. 2022 was by far William's best in terms of prizemoney, thanks in part to Sir Busker - a high standard set for 2023!
|DUAL IDENTITY (IRE)||BELARDO (IRE)||LOPE DE VEGA (IRE)||SHAMARDAL (USA)|
|2007||LADY VETTORI (GB)|
|2012||DANASKAYA (IRE)||DANEHILL (USA)|
|2018||TEIDE LADY (GB)||NASHWAN (USA)||BLUSHING GROOM (FR)|
|1986||HEIGHT OF FASHION (FR)|
|2003||OSHIPONGA (GB)||BARATHEA (IRE)|