Dave Young­man with the lat­est news from Head­quar­ters

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DaveYoung­man with his lat­est news from HQ

HERE at New­mar­ket we are well into the year­ling sales sea­son at Tat­ter­salls and what a block­buster of a sale Book 1 was, set­ting a record turnover, with two lots mak­ing 3.4 and 3.5 mil­lion guineas.

The lat­ter was a full brother to re­cent De­whurst Stakes win­ner TOO DARN HOT. This year­ling was pur­chased by David Red­vers for Qatar Rac­ing and it will be go­ing into train­ing here at HQ with John Gos­den at Clare­haven on the Bury Road. From what I saw of it at the sales it has a lovely walk, well bal­anced and is very cor­rect in ev­ery way.

TOO DARN HOT was a con­vinc­ing win­ner of the De­whurst Stakes on the Row­ley Mile and now goes into win­ter quar­ters a hot favourite for next year’s 2,000 Guineas in May. He looks cer­tain to stay a mile and a quar­ter next term but with so much speed a mile and a half may prove be­yond him, only time will tell. His dam Dar Re Mi has a lovely filly foal that she had in April and is in foal again to Dubawi.

AN­THONY Stroud signed for £21m worth of year­lings at the re­cent sale on be­half of Sheikh Mo­hammed for Godol­phin. Many will be go­ing to Warren Place to be trained when they have com­pleted their pre-train­ing in the var­i­ous Dar­ley yards here at New­mar­ket. What qual­ity there will be at Warren Place next year and I can’t wait to be there to see it all.

PART of the re­fur­bish­ment of Warren Place has been the in­clu­sion of a new ac­cess road that was needed to ac­com­mo­date the large Godol­phin horse­boxes to get in and out. Ac­cess is now fur­ther up the Moul­ton Road. It will now be the main en­trance to Warren Place sta­bles. I fully ex­pect some big win­ners to make the jour­ney to the races from that en­trance next sea­son.

EN­ABLE re­turned from Paris in great form af­ter her win in the Prix de l’Arc de Tri­om­phe. She blew hard af­ter the race, more than usual, but she has en­joyed her work since and owner Prince Khalid Ab­dul­lah has de­cided to send her to the Breed­ers’ Cup mile Turf at Churchills Down.

YOUNG trainer Henry Spiller has re­cently bought Sackville House sta­bles here at HQ and he looks set to do well.

Henry is now in his third sea­son and is build­ing up his train­ing ca­reer very well. He was orig­i­nally with John Oxx in Ire­land be­fore join­ing Godol­phin and Saeed bin Suroor.

As a child he loved horses and his par­ents Charles and Fiona en­cour­aged him into rac­ing and hope­fully will see him do well in the game.

Henry al­ways has his dog Der­mot out on the gal­lops with him.

When I first ar­rived in New­mar­ket in the 1960s Sackville House was the lair of trainer Arthur Good­will, af­fec­tion­ately known at that time as “Fid­dler” be­cause he brought his vi­o­lin with him to New­mar­ket when he first ar­rived.

Too Darn Hot

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