John Gosden has today announced that Too Darn Hot, his brilliant unbeaten Dubawi colt, will run next in what is shaping up to be an exceptional renewal of the Group 1 Darley Dewhurst Stakes – the centrepiece of the Dubai Future Champions Festival - at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse on Saturday 13th October.
This £500,000 seven furlong contest - the joint richest two-year-old Group Race in Europe – is set to attract a glittering cast from a crop of juveniles which could be one of the best young generations to grace the British turf for some time.
Too Darn Hot is owned and bred by Lord and Lady Lloyd-Webber and is a son of the outstanding Darley stallion, Dubawi, and Gosden’s three-time Group 1 winning mare, Dar Re Mi.
He landed his first two races, both at Sandown Park, by seven lengths and four lengths in maiden and Group 3 company respectively. He then enhanced his already sky high reputation by making up prodigious amounts of ground from an unpromising early position to lift the Group 2 Champagne Stakes at Doncaster by a length and three-quarters.
Other intended Darley Dewhurst Stakes runners include a second Dubawi colt, Quorto, who extended his unbeaten record by winning the Group 1 National Stakes at The Curragh ten days ago; Anthony Van Dyck, Quorto’s closest pursuer that day and flagbearer for the powerful Irish owner/trainer combination of Coolmore Stud and Aidan O’Brien; Advertise, already successful in both the Group 2 Arqana July Stakes and the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes; and Sangarius, the Juddmonte Farms representative who took his career record to two-from-two and followed in the footsteps of Frankel when landing the Listed Flying Scotsman Stakes at Doncaster.
John Gosden, trainer of Too Darn Hot, said:
“Too Darn Hot is an intended runner in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket on 13th October.”
“We have been pleased with him since he won the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster and are very much looking forward to the Dewhurst.”
Notes to Editors
The 47 entries for the Group 1 £500,000 Darley Dewhurst Stakes run over seven furlongs at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse on Saturday, 13th October, are as follows:
Advertise (GB), Al Battar (IRE), All The King's Men (IRE), Anthony Van Dyck (IRE), Antilles (USA), Barys (GB), Beat Le Bon (FR), Blenheim Palace (IRE), Boitron (FR), Broome (IRE), Cape of Good Hope (IRE), Captainofthebounty (USA), Cardini (USA), Christmas (IRE), Dark Vision (IRE), Dunkirk Harbour (USA), Fox Champion (IRE), Fox Power (IRE), Globe Theatre (USA), Good Fortune (GB), Guaranteed (IRE), Klute (IRE), Kuwait Currency (USA), Land Force (IRE), Magic J (USA), Mohawk (IRE), Momkin (IRE), Mount Tabora (USA), Norway (IRE), Phoenix of Spain (IRE), Pogo (IRE), Prince Eiji (GB), Production (GB), Quorto (IRE), Repaupo (USA), San Andreas (IRE), Sangarius (GB), Sergei Prokofiev (CAN), Sovereign Grant (GB), Sydney Opera House (GB), Ten Sovereigns (IRE), The Irish Rover (IRE), Too Darn Hot (GB), Van Beethoven (CAN), Watan (GB), Western Australia (IRE), Lady Kaya (IRE) (47).
About Dubai Future Champions Festival
Dubai Future Champions Festival, taking place on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th October, is the highlight of the Gold Season at Newmarket Racecourses as well as one of Europe’s finest autumn racing Festivals.
Dubai Future Champions Festival combines world class two-year-old races with premier older age contests at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse.
Friday is Autumn Ladies Day and will feature four Group races with top billing going to the £500,000 bet365 Fillies’ Mile, Europe’s joint most valuable Group 1 two-year-old race. Saturday will bring another three Group races, including the only other £500,000 juvenile Group 1 contest, the Darley Dewhurst Stakes, not to mention the 180th renewal of the Dubai £500,000 Cesarewitch, a two and a quarter mile heritage handicap which has seen its prize money doubled since last year, making it the joint most valuable flat handicap in Europe.