Investec Derby
Group 1, Epsom Downs 16:30
£1,500,000 added
3yo only,
1m, 4f, 10y
  
Saturday 1st June 2019

September 03 Every trainer with smart two-year-old colt dreams of winning the 2000 Guineas or possibly the Derby but they will now be shaking in their boots after Too Darn Hot’s scintillating performance in the Group 3 Solario Stakes. Frankie Dettori settled the impeccably bred son of Dubawi early and quickened well inside the final furlong to relegate the Royal Ascot winning Arthur Kitt to a distant second.

Masar
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Masar

So impressive was his performance that Too Darn Hot now heads the market for both the 2000 Guineas (6/1) and The Derby (5/1). “He’s pretty special,” said Dettori

“I kept him going right up to the line because I suspect a Group 1 will be the next step. I gave him as much experience as I could. He’s put a very good field to bed in impressive fashion”.

Anthony Van Dyck led home stablemates Christmas and Mohawk to give Aidan O’Brien a one-two-three in the Galileo Irish EBF Futurity Stakes at the Curragh on August 26.

While he always looked to be in command, Ryan Moore was eventually made to work harder than might have been expected for a 4-6 favourite, but still crossed the line with half a length to spare from Christmas.

Anthony Van Dyck was completing a three-timer with this victory and O’Brien commented: “I'm delighted. They needed to learn a little bit today and that's why they swung along there. You'd have to be very happy.

“The last day was his first time back to seven. He gets a little bit lazy in the middle of the race, but gets there, and he was doing it well again in the last furlong.

“I would imagine that they'll all probably come back here for the G1 National Stakes. I'd say he'll get a mile well, we always viewed him as a horse that would get middle distances next season.

“He had a tough enough race today as they went all the way.”

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Investec Derby 2018 (Group 1)
£1,500,000 added, 3yo only, 1m 4f 10y, Class 1
12 ran
Going: Good, Good to Soft in places

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (10) Masar (IRE) 16/1 W Buick
9-0
C Appleby 3
2nd (6) Dee Ex Bee 20/1 S De Sousa
9-0
M Johnston 3
3rd (5) ½ Roaring Lion (USA) 6/1 Oisin Murphy
9-0
J H M Gosden 3
4th (1) Saxon Warrior (JPN) 4/5f R L Moore
9-0
A P O'Brien 3
5th (3) Hazapour (IRE) 12/1 L Dettori
9-0
D K Weld 3
6th (4) Delano Roosevelt (IRE) 16/1 J A Heffernan
9-0
A P O'Brien 3
7th (9) 5 Young Rascal (FR) 17/2 James Doyle
9-0
W J Haggas 3
8th (11) ½ The Pentagon (IRE) 33/1 W M Lordan
9-0
A P O'Brien 3
9th (12) 10 Kew Gardens (IRE) 16/1 D O'Brien
9-0
A P O'Brien 3
10th (7) 1 Sevenna Star (IRE) 50/1 R Havlin
9-0
J H M Gosden 3
11th (2) Knight To Behold (IRE) 14/1 R Kingscote
9-0
H J L Dunlop 3
12th (8) 15 Zabriskie (IRE) 66/1 P B Beggy
9-0
A P O'Brien 3