Gos­den colt is Too Hot for ri­vals

The Racing Paper - - Front Page - by Mike Fran­cis

TOO DARN HOT can live up to his name in the De­whurst Stakes at New­mar­ket (3.00).

John Gos­den’s ju­ve­nile is one of the most ex­cit­ing horses in train­ing and showed his po­ten­tial by win­ning the Cham­pagne Stakes at Don­caster last time out.

While he may not have scorched away from his ri­vals, he was al­ways in com­mand and had a use­ful field well un­der con­trol.

He was more con­vinc­ing in the So­lario Stakes at Sandown and is al­ready a big favourite for next year’s Derby and 2,000 Guineas – that un­der­lines his po­ten­tial.

This will prob­a­bly be his tough­est as­sign­ment to date with Sir Michael Stoute field­ing an­other ex­cit­ing prospect in San­gar­ius.

He has not gen­er­ated the hype of Too Darn Hot yet but there was a lot to like about the way he won a Listed con­test at Don­caster last time by more than two lengths.

He stayed on strongly over the 7f dis­tance there and should ap­pre­ci­ate the mile.

Sir Michael doesn’t rush his ju­ve­niles so must have been im­pressed to throw the son of King­man in at the deep end to­day.

An­thony Van Dyck clocked a per­sonal best when sec­ond to Quorto in the Group 1 Na­tional Stakes at The Cur­ragh last time.

The win­ner that day isn’t here which gives the Ai­dan O’Brien run­ner a chance.

He is bred to ap­pre­ci­ate this mile more than the 7f that day and any rain would en­hance his chances as soft ground seems to suit.

Ad­ver­tise is no back num­ber and has pro­gressed well since fin­ish­ing sec­ond in the Coven­try Stakes at Royal As­cot.

He won the July Stakes at New­mar­ket be­fore step­ping into this Group 1 com­pany to score in the Phoenix Stakes at the Cur­ragh last time.

He had sev­eral of Bal­ly­doyle’s finest be­hind him that day and a re­peat would put him right in the mix again.

Siz­zling: Too Darn Hot rid­den by Frankie Det­tori wins the Howcroft In­dus­trial Sup­plies Cham­pagne Stakes

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