See what 3.5m guineas buys you as Darain scores by nearly five lengths on debut

Darain, who made headlines as the world’s most expensive yearling in 2018 at 3.5 million guineas, made a highly satisfactory racecourse debut with a 4¾-length victory over seven rivals in maiden company at Newbury on Wednesday night.

Trainer: John Gosden
Trainer: John Gosden Picture: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

A full-brother to former champion two-year-old Too Darn Hot plus fellow Group winners Lah Ti Dar and So Mi Dar, the three-year-old son of Dubawi carries the Qatar Racing colours after being purchased by Sheikh Fahad's racing manager David Redvers at the Tattersalls in October 2018.

Trained by John Gosden, Darain was quite weak in the market before being sent off 2-1 joint-favourite for the 1m2f maiden.

After pressing a steady pace, he was pushed into the lead by champion jockey Oisin Murphy a couple of furlongs out and then quickiening up nicely for a ready success.

"Really pleased with Darain," reported Murphy. 'We didn't go very fast early because they were inexperienced horses,  not many had a race under their belts.

"We really got racing from the bottom of the straight," Murphy added. "Darain went through the gears well and galloped right through the line.

"I'm pleased with him – I think he has an exciting future so please God we'll be hearing lots about him."


Horse Racing Planet



Newbury

Wednesday, 08th July 2020

7
19:40
(local)

Oakley Coachbuilders Super Sport Novice Stakes (Div 2)

Age: 3yo WT: 126lbs Type: NOV OPEN
GBP £5,400
1m2f TURF GOOD SOFT
7
19:40
(local)
GBP £5,400
1m2f GOOD SOFT

Oakley Coachbuilders Super Sport Novice Stakes (Div 2)

Age: 3yo WT: 126lbs Type: NOV OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 3. DARAIN (GB) 3yo C
DUBAWI (IRE) - DAR RE MI (GB)
OISIN MURPHY
JOHN GOSDEN
$3.00
131lbs
QATAR RACING LTD AND WATERSHIP DOWN ST

Sales Information

2nd 2. BRILLIANT LIGHT (GB) 3yo G
SEA THE STARS (IRE) - FLAME OF GIBRALTAR (IRE)
WILLIAM BUICK
SAEED BIN SUROOR
$5.50
131lbs
GODOLPHIN
3rd 8. WINTER REPRISE (FR) 3yo C
INTELLO (GER) - WINTER FASHION (FR)
RYAN MOORE
D MENUISIER
$21.00
131lbs
MR CLIVE WASHBOURN

Sales Information

4th 1. ALPIN KING (IRE) 3yo C
FREE EAGLE (IRE) - ROSA'S CANTINA (IRE)
KIERAN SHOEMARK
C HILLS
$10.00
131lbs

Sales Information

5th 9. ANNIE DE VEGA (GB) 3yo F
LOPE DE VEGA (IRE) - ANNIE'S FORTUNE (IRE)
HARRY BENTLEY
R M BECKETT
$3.00
126lbs

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6th 4. DIVINE CONSENT (GB) 3yo C
MUHAARAR (GB) - COZY MARIA (USA)
JAMES DOYLE
W J HAGGAS
$15.00
131lbs
7th 7. TAMARIS (IRE) 3yo C
DANSILI (GB) - FLEUR DE CACTUS (IRE)
JASON WATSON
R CHARLTON
$21.00
131lbs
8th 6. MAGNIFICAT (IRE) 3yo G
DANDY MAN (IRE) - RETRATO (USA)
T P QUEALLY
ALAN KING
$151.00
131lbs

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