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 a two-year-old colt by Highland Reel. 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)|