Dubawi dominates in G1 Prix Jean Prat

Too Darn Hot bounces back with a bang, with Space Blues taking second

Dubawi’s Champion son Too Darn Hot returned to the winner’s enclosure in scintillating style on Sunday, 7 July when he stormed to victory in the G1 Prix Jean Prat at Deauville. Fellow Dubawi colt Space Blues put up a magnificent performance to take second.

Too Darn Hot raced down the centre of the track during the early stages of the race (run today for the first time over seven furlongs) before taking up the running a furlong out. From then on, the result was never in doubt as he eased clear to win by three lengths. Space Blues was two lengths clear of Fox Champion in third.

John Gosden’s charge was unbeaten at two, rounding off his season with victory in the G1 Darley Dewhurst Stakes. This year he has made the frame in all of his starts, placing in both the Irish Guineas and the St James’s Palace Stakes.

Owned and bred by Lord and Lady Lloyd-Webber, Too Darn Hot is out of the G1-winning Singspiel mare Dar Re Mi. His full-sisters So Mi Dar and Lah Ti Dar are both G1-placed Stakes winners. He will join the Darley stallion roster at Dalham Hall Stud at the end of his racing career.

World leader Dubawi recently sired his 40th individual G1 winner, when Coronet took the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud. He is also sire this year of G1 Dubai Sheema Classic hero Old Persian, plus G2 winner and G1 Prix Ganay third Ghaiyyath.

Earlier on the Deauville card, Farhh recorded a new Stakes winner when his son Far Above landed the Listed Prix Kistena. 

Also on Sunday, first-season sire Outstrip sired his sixth individual winner after Aban obliged over six and a half furlongs at Vittel. Aban was bred by Dolmen Bloodstock and is from the same family as Farhh's Group-winning son Wells Farhh Go.