Dragon Leader (IRE)
Dragon Leader (IRE)
2021 Chesnut colt by El Kabeir (USA) ex Sweet Dragon Fly (GB) (Oasis Dream (GB))
Owner KVS III
Dragon Leader won on debut at Salisbury over 6 furlongs and followed this up with another course and distance victory. He made it the perfect 3 from 3 when winning the Goffs UK Harry Beeby Premier Yearling Stakes at York, taking home £147,00! He looks a highly promising colt..
He is precocious sort, by the multiple US Graded Stakes winner El Kabeir, a son of the top class and much missed stallion Scat Daddy who shares his sireline with Justify and Caravaggio.
The dam, Sweet Dragon Fly, won twice in the UK and achieved a rating of 87 before being transferred to the US where she gained ‘Black-Type’ in California. She is a daughter of the diminutive but very fast Sweet Cecily, who won the Bosra Sham Stakes (Listed) as a two-year-old. Sweet Dragon Fly’s first foal, Runaholic, is a two-year-old full-brother to our colt and has already finished runner-up in three Novice races and is currently rated 80.
He was bought for £45,000 at the Doncaster Premier Yearling Sale which makes him eligible for the 2023 Goffs UK Premier Yearling Stakes at York in August.
Luke Lillingston commented: “For many years Coolmore’s top sire line was Galileo; now it’s Scat Daddy. El Kabeir is his promising young son whose best progeny include Andrew Balding’s high class pair Masekala and Harrow. This colt looks properly fast, not surprising given his broodmare sires are notable speed influences, Oasis Dream and Kodiac. Our opinion of him was rubber stamped by Clive Cox and I believe he represented very good value at a strong Doncaster yearling sale.”
Clive Cox is master of speed having trained multiple Group 1 winners including Harry Angel, Reckless Abandon and Lethal Force. Based in Lambourn, Clive is a firm favourite with Kennet Valley owners having trained the likes of the 100-rated Dance Fever and three-time-winner Regal Envoy, and this season trains dual winning two-year-old Dragon Leader.
|CHESNUT COLT (IRE)||EL KABEIR (USA)||SCAT DADDY (USA)||JOHANNESBURG (USA)|
|2004||LOVE STYLE (USA)|
|2012||GREAT VENUE (USA)||UNBRIDLED'S SONG (USA)|
|2008||ROSE COLORED LADY (USA)|
|2021||SWEET DRAGON FLY (GB)||OASIS DREAM (GB)||GREEN DESERT (USA)|
|2013||SWEET CECILY (IRE)||KODIAC (GB)|