Gosden colt is Too Hot for rivals
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