Street Cry nears century of stakes wins

Street Cry inched closer to siring a century of stakes wins after his colt Splash Point swooped from last in the G3 UAE 2000 Guineas on Thursday night.

Splash Point (3c Street Cry – Dianehill by Danehill) scored by a length from Zanzamar (Fort Wood) and Krypton Factor (Kyllachy) and now looms as a major player in the remaining legs of the 3YO Triple Crown in the Al Bastakiya and UAE Derby.

The Mahmoud Al Zarooni trained colt joins Street Cry colt Desert Party who won the 2009 UAE 2000 Guineas.  “That is a great feeling and I am delighted,” al Zarooni said of his first classic success.  “I am so grateful to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed for this opportunity.”

Darley sire Street Cry was a G1 winner of the Dubai World Cup before shuttling between Kentucky and Australia.  He has now sired 44 stakes winners of 98 stakes races in nine countries.  

Splash Point is the latest notable three-year-old bred by WinStar Farm.  The Kentucky based nursery also campaigned last year’s Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver (Maria’s Mon) and Belmont Stakes winner Drosselmeyer (Distorted Humor).  

Sold for $300,000 as a yearling at Keeneland September, Splash Point began his career with a maiden victory at Kempton in October and resume this year with a second to South African bred Zanzamar in the UAE 2000 Guineas Trial.

Splash Point is out of G2 performer Dianehill who is a daughter of G1 1987 Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner Very Subtle (Hoist the Silver).

Street Cry’s next southern hemisphere-bred progeny will be available at this year’s weanling sales after a three-year hiatus.