Monday 2 August 2004
and his fifth stakes race of his career.
The ultra consistent Darasim was not extended to account for stable mate Royal Rebel by two and a half lengths at the line. His trainer, Mark Johnston commented: “Darasim has the perfect blend of speed and stamina. His owner Markus Graff is the type who likes a challenge and could consider a trip to the Melbourne Cup.”
Bred by the Aga Khan Studs, Darasim was bought privately out of John Oxx’s yard as a three-year-old. He is out of Dararita, a daughter of the Group 1 winner, Darara.
On the same day Kahyasi’s daughter, Hasili had another stakes winner when Cacique easily won the Group 3 Prix Daphnis at Chantilly. Cacique is a sibling to Group 1 performers Bank’s Hill, Dansili, Heat Haze and Intercontinental.