Son of Dar Re Mi Starts Out at Newbury

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Too Darn Hot | Racing Post

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Wednesday’s Insights features a full-brother to Too Darn Hot (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}).

4:25 Gowran Park, Mdn, €15,500, 2yo, c/g, 7fT
SOUTHERN CAPE (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) bids to build on a promising debut second to the potentially smart Ides of August (More Than Ready) at Leopardstown last month and continue a golden run for Donnacha O’Brien. The son of the G1 Cheveley Park S. heroine Tiggy Wiggy (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) and full-brother to the Group 1-placed Year of the Tiger (Ire) meets Ballydoyle’s newcomer Roman Empire (Ire) (Galileo  {Ire}), a half-brother to the G1 Phoenix S. winner Sudirman (Henrythenavigator).

7.40 Newbury, £5,400, 3yo, 10fT
DARAIN (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) is the 2018 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1 Sale topper, the son of the Watership Down Stud sensation Dar Re Mi (GB) (Singspiel {Ire}) who is therefore a full-brother to the exceptional Too Darn Hot (GB) and to the pair of high-class distaffers So Mi Dar (GB) and Lah Ti Dar (GB). John Gosden has charge of the 3.5million gns purchase, who is owned in partnership by Qatar Racing and his breeders, and he meets a notable Anthony Oppenheimer newcomer in Divine Consent (GB) (Muhaarar {GB}), a William Haggas-trained half-brother to the recently-deceased sprinting star and sire Zebedee (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}).

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