A 40,000gns purchase by Tony Nerses out of the Deerpark Stud draft at Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Sale, Shaden provided Lady Cecil and Hayley Turner with a popular highlight when the brave winner of the Group 3 Firth Of Clyde Stakes at Ayr.
Shaden was successful on her debut under Turner at Nottingham and later followed up at Ffos Las. Reunited with Turner at Ayr, Shaden led the field until the furlong marker and battled back bravely when headed to score by a neck from Only Mine. The pair pulled 2 3/4 lengths clear of the third.
By leading two-year-old sire Kodiac, Shaden was bred by John Fagan’s Deerpark Stud out of the Listed-placed Lady Avenger, by Namid. She is a half-sister to a winner and from the further family of top miler Lahib.
Shaden is now a valued member of the Blue Diamond Stud broodmare band. Her first foal, a colt by Dark Angel, is named Trilogy and in training with Kevin Ryan. Her second foal is a striking colt by Decorated Knight and her third is a filly by No Nay Never. She visits Camelot in 2020.