Darley Broodmare Band With a Derby Twist

Sheikh Mohammed's broodmare band has taken a powerful turn. Late last year in the name of Darley, Sheikh Mohammed privately purchased the dams of top Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) hopefuls Street Sense and Scat Daddy. Both mares were taken to Darley near Lexington.

Love Style, dam of Scat Daddy, was bought in foal to Forestry in December from Robert Raphaelson. Eight-year-old Love Style (Mr. Prospector--Likeable Style, by Nijinsky II) produced a filly this year and has been bred to Storm Cat.

Bedazzle was purchased in foal to Speightstown  shortly after her son Street Sense won the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) in early November. She previously was owned by trainer Carl Nafzger, Randy Bloch, Bob Manfuso, and John Seiler.

Ten-year-old Bedazzle (Dixieland Band--Majestic Legend, by His Majesty) is due any day. She is booked to Darley stallion Street Cry, sire of Street Sense, who was voted champion 2-year-old male.

Scat Daddy, by Johannesburg and the second foal from Love Style, won both the Florida Derby (gr. I) and Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) and ran third in the Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) in his three starts this year. Street Sense, the first foal from Bedazzle, has raced twice this year, winning the Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III) and beaten a nose in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I).