June 12, 2020 - NEWBURY, Race 5, Alw, GBP £6,400, 6.0F, .0000

Qaader (Ire), C, 2, 2018 by Night of Thunder (Ire)

1st Dam: Redinha (GB), by Dansili (GB)
2nd Dam: So Squally (Ger), by Monsun (Ger)
3rd Dam: So Sedulous, by The Minstrel

Owner: Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Breeder: Patricia Walsh (Ire)
Trainer: Mark Johnston

Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum's Qaader (Ire) (Night of Thunder {Ire}), a EUR44,000 Goffs February purchase turned 110,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 yearling, had his supporters as the 10-3 joint-favourite for Friday evening's MansionBet Proud To Support British Racing EBF Novice S. at Newbury. The March-foaled bay was prominent throughout the six-furlong test and gave little cause for concern, powering clear of overmatched rivals to earn 'TDN Rising Star' status in style. Qaader was quickly into stride to race in a leading wave of three spread across the track through halfway. Last off the bridle inside the two pole, he quickened to seize control approaching the final eighth and was not for catching thereafter, despite drifting left towards the far-side rail in the closing stages, hitting the line an impressive four lengths clear of Running Back (Ire) (Muhaarar {GB}).

"We didn't go particularly quick and it took a while for the penny to drop, but he picked up really well and gave me the feel of a really nice horse," said winning rider Jim Crowley. "He will get further, but he could also have sharpened up for that as well so I don't know about targets. Maybe it could be the [June 20 G2] Coventry, but we'll wait and see what connections want to do. He won nicely and there are sure to be plenty of options for him."

Qaader, half-brother to a yearling filly by Footstepsinthesand (GB), becomes the first winner from three runners for Redinha (GB) (Dansili {GB}), herself kin to the dual stakes-placed So Smart (Ger) (Selkirk). His second dam So Squally (Ger) (Monsun {Ger}) is an unraced full-sister to GI Breeders' Cup Turf, G1 Coronation Cup and G1 Deutsches Derby hero Shirocco (Ger), MGSW G2 Gerling-Preis victor Subiaco (Ger) and the stakes-winning G1 Deutschland-Preis runner-up Storm Trooper (Ger). So Squally is kin to five black-type winners all told and she is also a full-sister to the dam of three-time stakes winner Swacadelic (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}) and last term's G3 Anglesey S. hero Roman Turbo (Ire) (Holy Roman Emperor {Ire}).

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