LP Stallions' Julie Nairn, having watched the Randwick trials on
Tuesday is hoping so – one of the most impressive performances of the morning
coming from the unraced three-year-old Our Desert Warrior.
Making his first public appearance, the Gai Waterhouse trained colt – an imposing bay son of Desert King – looked smart recording a soft two length victory in a 740m trial, recording a slick 43.5 seconds.
A $260,000 Easter Sale graduate, the Gooree Stud bred full brother to the six
times Group One winner Desert War has been nominated for the Group One Spring
Champion Stakes and Waterhouse is excited about his prospects.
"He has been working a treat," she enthused, adding that "he's a big, strong and masculine… much like Desert War."
Gooree's Andrew Baddock was also watching.
"He was very impressive," he said.
"He was last and wide on the turn but stormed home to win eased down. Gai has told me she thinks he is very smart – and sharper than Desert War was at the same stage."
"We were thrilled when Gooree decided to send High Heels back to Desert King," Julie Nairn said, "and we have been keenly awaiting Our Desert Warrior's debut – from the trial it seems he has a lot of his brother's natural ability so we can't wait to see him in action."
Gooree Stud are not the only high profile breeders who are fans of Desert King (pictured) – Tony Santic's Makybe Stud understandably also very happy with the job the Desert King breed have done for them – he of course being sire of their triple Melbourne Cup winning superstar Makybe Diva.
Makybe sent that great mare's dam Tugela back to Desert King last spring and are keenly awaiting the produce which is due very soon.
"Tugela is a lovely mare and we can't wait to see what Makybe Diva's little brother or sister is like," said Nairn.
Only this week Makybe booked in another very nice mare to visit Desert King this season – the lightly raced Celtic Reign, a Woodman half-sister to Makybe Diva.
"So this week Makybe will be welcoming a full sibling to Makybe Diva and next year a 3/4," Nairn said, adding that she is proud that Desert King "is being recognised by some of the country's most successful breeders as one of the best value stallions standing anywhere in Australia."
For further details on Desert King visit www.lyndenparkstallions.com.au or contact Christoph Bruechert at Bombora Downs on 0419 534 961 or 03 59836802 - email@example.com orJulie Nairn at 0402 901 910 -firstname.lastname@example.org Desert King also has his own Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheKingDesertking
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