Danawi started his career with Tim Martin in NSW winning the Group 3 Ming Dynasty at Rosehill in 2018 before he was dispatched to Melbourne, failing in four appearances for Clinton McDonald.
He eventually found his way to Central Queensland when Attard was based in Rockhampton and won on debut at Callaghan Park in July last year.
The win earned him a trip to Brisbane for a short campaign but he found the opposition too strong in four starts before returning to Attard’s stable.
“We bought him for $40,000 off a bloodstock agent and he came to me with a few behaviour issues,” Attard said.
“He’s well-bred being out of Secret Admirer who was a dual-Group 1 winner and they left him a stallion until he was four before he was eventually gelded.”
Attard rates the Jared Wehlow-trained Only Wanna Sing as the main threat following his last start fourth to Willygood in Cairns last Saturday.
“Jared’s horse came from last when fourth last run but he normally races on the speed,” Attard said.
“It looks the danger but he’s got to carry 61gs while we’ve only got 54.5kgs.”
Attard is now based at Townsville’s Cluden Park with a stable of 22 in work after relocating from Rockhampton recently.