International / 12.05.2022
Dante Stakes (Gr2)
Desert Crown, England holds Epsom pet
Ahead of the race, Sir Michael Stoute named his donkey Crown of the Desert (Nathaniel) was only 70% of his capacity, but ready to run. This was enough for him to win Dante Stakes (Gr2) for one class and become a new Derby favorite (his best odds are 2.25 / 1). Representative Saeed Suhail, who won the classic in 2003 and Kris Kin (Kris S), it was interesting. Wait-see in the fast-paced race under the influence of The White Wolf (Invincible Spirit) accompanied by El Bodegon (Kodiac), Desert Crown reached the finish line 600 meters from goal, with his jockey, Richard Kingscote, who was firing. He quickly took advantage of the “FR” Royal Funding (Wootton Bassett) and divorce. In the Wilderness Crown reached the final 200m diagonally and, in spite of that, surpassed the post by three heights and still a lot of resources. Royal funding took second place, ahead of “Ballydoyle” Bluegrass (Galileo), who finished about six feet tall.
A gifted but perfect donkey. Sir Michael Stoute was not deceived: The Desert Crown was blowing so hard after the race. He’s a strong ass, still a little green, but he’s accelerated well. The coach has won the Dante Stakes seven times. Its first two winners even won twice in Epsom (Sharastani and North Light), with the other two (Tartan Bearer and Carlton House) finishing in the top three. The Derby is coming after twenty-two days and we can expect great progress from Desert Crown. Sir Michael Stoute said: ” He was a hindrance in his preparation and I am very happy. He is a classmate, intelligent. I love Dante Stakes, it’s a good experiment. The 2,400-meter race will not cause him any problems. The way he won surprised me. It has molding because it was only in its second race and it was coming back. »
Royal sponsorship between Derby and Jockey Club. The Royal Fund, which had competed with Guineas 2,000 (Gr1), was not eligible. His coach, Mark Johnston, talked about the possibility of a trip to the Qatar Prix du Jockey Club (Gr1): ” He was not a little lucky during the course, but he ran well. The plan was: 2,000 Guineas, Dante and Epsom. Now we have to think carefully: Qatar Club Prix du Jockey is possible, but we can also go to Derby. He’s second, beaten by Derby’s favorites, so all options must remain open. »
Nathaniel and the Juddmonte type. Desert Crown, raised by Strawberry Fields Stud, was sold for 280,000 Gns (€ 344,000) in Volume 2 by Blandford Bloodstock. He was the highest price for 38-year-old children Nathaniel (Galileo), which was sold in 2020 for an average price of € 62,594. The father of Newsells Park Stud presented the other fifteen Group winners, including five (all Gr1 mares). The mother, Desert Berries (Green Desert), won once in three rounds, against PSfield of Lingfield. He met four times Archipenko (Kingabaka) with whom he presented four winners, including FlyingThunder, who won the Premier League (Gr3) in Sha Tin. After the death of her faithful partner, she went to Nathaniel. After the Desert Crown, he released a 2-year film Al Kazeem (Dubawi) and one year old and Human Research (Detailed effect). Second mother, Foreign Language (Remote View), sold for 18,000 Gns (€ 22,000) by Juddmonte, when he was older.and 2 years old and unpublished. He ina won the race in Wolverhampton PSF run by student William Buick which at the time had seven pounds allowed. He gave another winner. She is the sister of binche (Woodman), who we owe to the Gr1 winners Words (Famous painter), Time (Dance), Prix winner Eugène Adam (Gr2) finches (Frankel), but also Baratti (Frankel), who won his black form at the Lord Seymour (L) Award.