New SW for Night of Thunder - Do You Own One?

Tara Madgwick - Sunday August 18
 Darley's 2014 Newmarket 2,000 Guineas winner Night of Thunder (IRE) shuttled to Australia for just one season in 2016, but Australian breeders may regret he has not been a more regular visitor as his burgeoning results in the Northern Hemisphere indicate the son of Dubawi may be well above average as a sire.

Night of ThunderTrained by Mark Johnston, two year-old colt Thunderous scored a length win in the Denford Stakes at Newbury and is now undefeated in winning three from three.

A 70,000 guinea Tattersalls October purchase for John and Jake Warren, Thunderous runs for Highclere Racing.

"Thunderous has got scope and I think he's a very nice horse for next year as well. He's a good way of going and Franny Norton said he was very much in command the whole way. He looked around when he hit the front, but I think he's a very nice prospect," said owner's representative John Warren.

"We'll keep upping the grade as he keeps producing the goods. He is a great, big powerful horse. Mark has always thought he's a class horse and he's proving his worth now."

Thunderous is the first winner for stakes-winning Dalakhani mare Souviens Toi.

He is the second stakes-winner from the first Northern Hemisphere crop for Night of Thunder joining Under the Stars and is among 14 winners from just 29 starters with two of those winners stakes-placed Thunderspeed and Sun Power.

With 48% winners to runners, Night of Thunder is doing an impressive job which will give plenty of optimism to those who own Australian bred two year-olds by this under-rated son of Dubawi that stood for 15,000 pounds at Darley's Dalham Hall base in 2019.


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