Darley Dewhurst Stakes
Group 1, Newmarket 15:00
£500,000 added,
2yo only,
7f, Class 1   
Saturday 13th October 2018

1 Too Darn Hot EvsF
2 Advertise 7/1
3 Anthony Van Dyck 11/4
7 ran Distances: 2¾l, 1¼l, 4½l
Time: 1m 24.35s (slow by 2.05s)

Too Darn Hot Sizzles in Dewhurst

Too Darn Hot

Too Darn Hot makes it four-from-four with a very impressive win.

The beautifully-bred son of Dubawi, out of the top-class racemare Dar Re Mi, looked every inch a superstar in the making after winning his first three starts, with successive victories at Sandown followed by an impressive triumph in the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster.

John Gosden's youngster was an even-money favourite to maintain his unbeaten record on his Group One debut and ultimately got the job done in scintillating style.

Christmas, the outsider of three runners for Aidan O'Brien, ensured the pace was sound, with his stablemate Anthony Van Dyck and Martyn Meade's Phoenix Stakes hero Advertise his two closest pursuers.

Just for a moment Too Darn Hot looked in trouble in behind, with Frankie Dettori having to get to work with over two furlongs to run.

Advertise and Anthony Van Dyck moved on, but once in clear daylight, Too Darn Hot fairly rocketed home and Dettori was even able to salute the crowd as he passed the post with two and three-quarter lengths in hand.

Advertise was a clear second.

Dettori told ITV Racing: "I've been trying 30 years to win this race. He's an amazing horse and in the end I was struggling to ease him down. He's had three easy races and today he was getting knocked about and running in snatches. For a minute I thought I was in trouble and then the turbo kicked in.

"He's up with the best I've ridden, he's got a good cruising speed and he moves his legs really fast! He's got pace, he's bred to stay but I think the Guineas will be the next stop."


Dubai Dewhurst Stakes (Group 1)
£500,000 added, 2yo only, 7f, Class 1
7 ran
Going: Good to Firm

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (5) Too Darn Hot Evsf L Dettori
J H M Gosden 2
2nd (1) Advertise 7/1 Oisin Murphy
M Meade 2
3rd (2) Anthony Van Dyck (IRE) 11/4 D O'Brien
A P O'Brien 2
4th (7) Sangarius 8/1 W Buick
Sir Michael Stoute 2
5th (6) s.h Kuwait Currency (USA) 50/1 Tom Marquand
R Hannon 2
6th (3) 3 Christmas (IRE) 20/1 J A Heffernan
A P O'Brien 2
7th (4) s.h Mohawk (IRE) 20/1 W M Lordan
A P O'Brien 2