So Mi Dar Wins Investec Derby Trial

20 April 2016

SO MI DAR made it two wins from as many starts with a comfortable success in the Investec Derby Trial at Epsom this afternoon.

The daughter of Dubawi, who runs in the colours of Lord and Lady Lloyd-Webber, won her maiden on debut at Windsor last October and staked her Oaks claims in no uncertain terms with victory over the boys. She was a little keen in the early stages but Frankie Dettori soon had her anchored at the rear of the field. She moved stylishly throughout and was switched to the outside to make her run. She picked up well under Frankie’s urgings, sweeping by her rivals before coasting home to win by a neck.

Trainer John Gosden said: “We are delighted with her. She was a little gassy early on but Frankie dropped her out and got her settled nicely, then he threw his whip away.

“She started idling in front, which is a good sign, and she just was pushed out hands and heels. “We came here to see if she would handle the track and with a bit of luck she will go to the Musidora then hopefully come back here for the Oaks.”

Dettori was also suitably impressed and felt there could be more improvement to come.

He said: “I rode her in some work the other day and she gave me a good feel. It was a big task, taking on the colts, but she is very neat and compact.”

So Mi Dar was bred at Watership Down Stud. She is a daughter of star racemare Dar Re Mi, a triple Group 1 winner for the Lloyd-Webbers. Dar Re Mi’s first foal, De Treville, is a Stakes performer in France for Andre Fabre.

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A colt foal for Dar Re Mi

07 April 2016

ALL at Watership Down Stud were delighted when Dar Re Mi gave birth to a colt foal by Dubawi on Saturday.

The daughter of Singspiel, a three-time Group 1 winner, is in good health following the birth and she and her foal have been enjoying the spring sunshine.

Dar Re Mi has already proved herself to be a high-class producer with her first foal De Treville (Oasis Dream) emerging as a Stakes performer for Andre Fabre.

Her second foal, So Mi Dar won her only start in the colours of Lord and Lady Lloyd-Webber at Windsor last October and is an exciting prospect for the 2016 season.

So Mi Dar is also by leading stallion Dubawi, making her a full sister to this week’s new arrival.