Widden Graduate to Aim High
A full brother to multiple Group I winner Desert War, the lightly raced Our Desert Warrior took another positive step towards possible spring riches with a tenacious win at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.
A winner at Canterbury last month when resuming from a lengthy spell, the Gai Waterhouse trained son of Desert King (IRE) lugged 59 kgs to score by a neck over 1600 metres as favourite.
A $260,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the draft of Widden Stud, Our Desert Warrior runs for a syndicate of Waterhouse stable clients, who could well be in for a lot of fun with this talented gelding as he is entered in everything this spring from the Epsom to Cox Plate to Melbourne Cup.
Our Desert Warrior has the tidy record of three wins from six starts with prizemoney topping $65,000.
Bred by Gooree Stud, Our Desert Warrior is the seventh winner from seven foals to race from remarkable producer High Heels, a half-sister by Canny Lady to stakes-winner Actress.
High Heels has not only left two Group I winners in $3million earner Desert War and Laser Hawk, but she is also the grand-dam of Northern Meteor’s star performer Romantic Touch, who won the Group I BRC JJ Atkins Stakes in Brisbane during the winter.