Gosden: Hot fav is a happy horse
JOHN GOSDEN says his red-hot Dewhurst favourite Too Darn Hot is a happy, cheerful horse.
Gosden said: “I am not surprised he came to hand quickly, because he is a very active, joyful horse, who has always been on the front foot.
“He’s got a great turn of foot, but I'm not convinced that he will stay more than a mile and a quarter next year.”
The sole Group One winner in the field is the Martyn Meade-trained Advertise.
Second in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot to the now-sidelined Calyx, the Showcasing colt struck gold in the Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh.
Meade said: “It was always the plan to wait for the Dewhurst after the Phoenix, I thought the little break would do him good.
“He’d had four runs anyway, he couldn’t have had a better preparation. It’s all gone according to plan – apart from the entries of the other good horses, that’s the annoying bit!"
He added: “It’s quite extraordinary that he barely gets talked about, because he won the Newmarket race (July Stakes) pretty easily and if he’d been drawn on the same side as Calyx and known he had to race against him he may have beaten him, too.
“I think he’s a bit undervalued at the moment, personally, but there we go.”