Too Darn Hot's Darnation Too Good In The Prestige

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Newtown Anner Stud's homebred Darnation (Ire) (Too Darn Hot {GB}–Monday Monday {Ire}, by Galileo {Ire}) improved off a debut third at Haydock to post an impressive 10-length tally over the same seven-furlong distance at Thirsk last month and made a smooth transition upped to pattern-race level with a game tally in Saturday's G3 William Hill Prestige Fillies' S. at Goodwood.

Positioned in a stalking second after a smart getaway, the 5-2 favourite fanned wide with the field off the home turn and kept on relentlessly under a drive inside the final quarter-mile to prevail by an ultimately comfortable two lengths from 11-4 market rival Carla's Way (Ire) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}). Flight Plan (GB) (Night Of Thunder {Ire}) held every chance entering the final furlong and was outbobbed by a head for second.

Pedigree Notes

Darnation, half-sister to a yearling filly by Fastnet Rock (Aus), is the first of two foals produced by an unraced full-sister to dual Group-placed G2 Beresford S. third Exemplar (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}). The April-foaled homebred bay's dam is also a half-sister to G1 1000 Guineas, G1 Irish Oaks and G1 Yorkshire Oaks heroine Blue Bunting (Dynaformer). Descendants of her second dam Miarixa (Fr) (Linamix {Fr}), herself out of stakes-winning G1 Prix Saint-Alary third Mrs Arkada (Fr) (Akarad {Fr}), include dual stakes-winning GIII Intercontinental S. and GIII Franklin S. placegetter Star Devine (Ire) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}) and G3 Earl of Sefton S. runner-up Poker Face (Ire) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}).

 

Saturday, Goodwood, Britain
WILLIAM HILL PRESTIGE FILLIES' S.-G3, £80,000, Goodwood, 8-26, 2yo, f, 7fT, 1:32.71, sf.
1–DARNATION (IRE), 128, f, 2, by Too Darn Hot (GB)
1st Dam: Monday Monday (Ire), by Galileo (Ire)
2nd Dam: Miarixa (Fr), by Linamix (Fr)
3rd Dam: Mrs Arkada (Fr), by Akarad (Fr)
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN; 1ST GROUP WIN. O-Newtown Anner Stud Farm; B-Newtown Anner Stud (IRE); T-Karl Burke; J-Sam James. £45,368. Lifetime Record: 3-2-0-1, $64,904. Werk Nick Rating: A. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree, or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.
2–Carla's Way (Ire), 128, f, 2, Starspangledbanner (Aus)–Sulaalaat (GB), by New Approach (Ire). 1ST BLACK TYPE; 1ST GROUP BLACK TYPE. (£350,000 2yo '23 GOUKB). O-Shaikh Duaij Al Khalifa; B-Grove Stud & David Spratt (IRE); T-Simon & Ed Crisford. £17,200.
3–Hard To Resist (Ire), 128, f, 2, Dubawi (Ire)–Magnetic Charm (GB), by Exceed And Excel (Aus). 1ST BLACK TYPE; 1ST GROUP BLACK TYPE. O-HM The King & HM The Queen; B-The Queen (IRE); T-William Haggas. £8,608.
Margins: 2, HD, SHD. Odds: 2.50, 2.75, 14.00.
Also Ran: Pretty Crystal (Ire), Forever Blue (GB), Ahlain (GB). Scratched: Dazzling Star (GB), Elegant Madame (Ire), Komat (GB), Shuwari (Ire).

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