Alyanaabi Leads A Too Darn Hot One Two In The Tattersalls



Thursday's G3 Tattersalls S. was all about Dalham Hall Stud's resident Too Darn Hot (GB) as the exciting first-crop sire was responsible for a notable one-two in the Newmarket staging post.

Despite Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum's Boiling Point (Ire) looking the one for the bragging rights in the final furlong, it was Shadwell's 4-1 shot Alyanaabi (Ire) who was finishing with the winning flourish from behind and was in front for the photo to prevail by a short head at the end of the seven-furlong feature of the Cambridgeshire meeting's opening card. There was a further 2 1/4 lengths back to TDN Rising Star Eben Shaddad (Calyx {GB}) in third, making it a trifecta for the first-season sire brigade.

Alyanaabi, who had opened his account on debut over six furlongs at Salisbury in June, had contested Ascot's Listed Pat Eddery S. on the King George card and finished 4 3/4 lengths behind Rosallion (Ire) (Blue Point {Ire}) in fourth. One of Britain's deepest juvenile races staged so far in 2023, the winner is ironically the only one to let down the form which the likes of Al Musmak (Ire) (Night Of Thunder {Ire}), Dancing Gemini (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) and Sunway (Fr) (Galiway {GB}) have boosted in the interim.

Held up here by Jim Crowley towards the back of the field, the Owen Burrows-trained homebred was able to conserve energy but it was clear room which evaded him initially as his challenge was readied. Having almost two lengths to make up on Boiling Point at the furlong pole, he was at least advantaged by running into a dying pace as the leaders had taken no prisoners and it may have been more that the eventual runner-up had given too much too early which was the decisive factor.

   “He's a horse we have always liked and he ran well at Ascot, but we felt he was a bit better than that,” Burrows said. “We weren't unlucky there, but we felt he could have been closer as Jim felt the ground was a bit dead. He was due to run in the [Listed] Flying Scotsman, but the ground was soft so we waited for this. He would have been an unlucky loser had he not got there and I think this ground is important to him, as he's a very athletic horse.

“We've given him a little bit of time between his races, which has given him a little bit of time to develop and strengthen up,” his trainer added. “He's in the Dewhurst and that's an option, but we'll see how he is and what the ground is doing by then. I'm sure he will do well through the winter and we hope to be back here in May time next season. Naturally you will be thinking of the Guineas and he seems to have the right attributes.”


Pedigree Notes

Yet another classy performer descended from the all-important matriarch Height Of Fashion (Fr) (Bustino {GB}), Alyanaabi follows the recent example of his blue-and-white-clad relatives Baaeed (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), his full-brother Hukum (Ire) and Mutasaabeq (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) with this breakthrough success. He is the second of two foals out of the unraced Alyamaama (Kitten's Joy), one of 14 progeny of the dual listed scorer Sarayir (Mr. Prospector) who has proven such an important broodmare for the operation.

Sarayir was one of five fillies foaled by Nashwan, Nayef and Unfuwain's dam Height Of Fashion, with each one becoming ancestresses of multiple stakes winners including Mustanfar (Unbridled), Hot Streak (Ire) (Iffraaj {GB}) and Lahudood (GB) (Singspiel {Ire}) as the second dam of Baaeed and Hukum. It is Sarayir that has really taken up the mantle, producing the G1 1000 Guineas and G1 Coronation S. heroine Ghanaati (Giant's Causeway), in turn the dam of the aforementioned multiple group winner and Rowley Mile specialist Mutasaabeq; Danzig's G3 Cumberland Lodge S.-winning sire Mawatheeq; and the Oaks-placed Rumoush (Rahy).

Sarayir's descendants also include this stable's black-type winners Talaayeb (GB) (Dansili {GB}) and Wadilsafa (GB) (Frankel {GB}) as well as Kitten's Joy's classy sprinter Khuzaam and another 1000 Guineas placegetter in Maqaasid (GB) (Green Desert) and the G1 Sydney Cup winner Shraaoh (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}). Where Too Darn Hot is concerned, there is precedent that he would prove a potent mix with this family as his sire Dubawi (Ire) is responsible for several classy types including Ghanaati and Rumoush's Group 3-winning pair Wafy (Ire) and Muntazah (GB).


Thursday, Newmarket, Britain
TATTERSALLS S. (REGISTERED AS THE SOMERVILLE TATTERSALL S.)-G3, £60,000, Newmarket, 9-28, 2yo, c/g, 7fT, 1:24.53, g/f.
1–ALYANAABI (IRE), 128, c, 2, by Too Darn Hot (GB)
                1st Dam: Alyamaama, by Kitten's Joy
                2nd Dam: Sarayir, by Mr. Prospector
                3rd Dam: Height Of Fashion (Fr), by Bustino (GB)
   1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN, 1ST GROUP WIN. O/B-Shadwell Estate
Company Ltd (IRE); T-Owen Burrows; J-Jim Crowley. £34,026.
Lifetime Record: 3-2-0-0, $51,659. Click for the
   free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.
2–Boiling Point (Ire), 128, c, 2, Too Darn Hot (GB)–Lady
Momoka (Ire), by Shamardal. 1ST BLACK TYPE, 1ST GROUP
   BLACK TYPE. O/B-Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum (IRE);
T-Roger Varian. £12,900.
3–Eben Shaddad, 128, c, 2, Calyx (GB)–Galileo's Lady, by Galileo
   Star. ($100,000 Ylg '22 KEESEP; €190,000 2yo '23 ARQMAY).
O-HRH Prince Faisal bin Khaled & Najd Stud; B-Charles Fipke
(KY); T-John & Thady Gosden. £6,456.
Margins: SHD, 2 1/4, HF. Odds: 4.00, 12.00, 3.30.
Also Ran: Military (GB), Legend Of Time (GB), Inishfallen (Ire), Son Of Man (Ire), Change For Good (Ire), Zabriskie Point (GB), World Of Darcy (Ire), Cross The Tracks (GB), Victory Shout (Fr). Scratched: Soldier's Gold (Ire), Who Said Go. VIDEO.


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