Carolina Reaper Too Hot For Baden-Baden Rivals, Third Group Winner For Too Darn Hot

Too Darn Hot | Darley


Gallop Racing's G3 Sweet Solera S. fifth Carolina Reaper (GB) (Too Darn Hot {GB}–Dark Promise {GB}, by Shamardal) lined up as the 9-5 favourite for Wednesday's 150th Renate & Albrecht Woeste Zukunfts-Rennen at Baden-Baden, Germany's first juvenile Group-race contest of the year, and became the third pattern-race winner for her freshman sire (by Dubawi {Ire}) with a last-gasp triumph in the seven-furlong Iffezheim feature.

The March-foaled bay had earlier registered a sixth over the same trip in Royal Ascot's Listed Chesham S., before breaking through at Newmarket in her penultimate start, and was settled off a solid early tempo in eighth. Coming under pressure when slipping one spot on the home turn, she made headway out wide in the straight to launch her bid underneath the stands' side rail passing the furlong pole and stayed on in relentless fashion to secure a career high by a neck in the dying strides. Jean-Pierre Carvalho trainee Schutzenzauber (Ger) (Amaron {GB}) finished second, a half-length in front of West Man (Ger) (Areion {Ger}), in a thrilling three-way tussle for the prize.

“It was a tough race for her,” said winning rider Jack Mitchell. “In England, she's very sharp and she can make the running, but today she just didn't want to. I had to ride her differently, wherever she was happy, and she just did enough for me.”

Pedigree Notes

Darley's Too Darn Hot now leads his European first-season sire class in the group winners category with his trio of fillies. The list also features G3 Sweet Solera S. winner Fallen Angel (GB) and G3 Prestige S. victrix Darnation (Ire). Carolina Reaper is the seventh of nine foals and one of four winners produced by Listed Rosemary S. victrix Dark Promise (GB) (Shamardal), herself half to four black-type performers headed by G1 Oaks heroine Love Divine (GB) (Diesis {GB}). Love Divine's trio of stakes performers includes G1 St Leger-winning sire Sixties Icon (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) while another half-sister, Love Excelling (Fr) (Polish Precedent), is the dam of dual G1 Singapore International Cup and G1 Champions Mile hero Dunboyne Express (Ire) (Shamardal). The leading performer out of Carolina Reaper's third dam Maryinsky (Northern Dancer) is G1 Champion S. and G1 Premio Roma-winning sire Legal Case (Ire) (Alleged). The March-foaled bay is kin to a yearling colt by New Bay (GB) and a weanling filly by Time Test (GB).

Wednesday, Baden-Baden, Germany
150TH RENATE AND ALBRECHT WOESTE – ZUKUNFTS-RENNEN-G3, €55,000, Baden-Baden, 8-30, 2yo, 7fT, 1:27.14, g/s.
1–CAROLINA REAPER (GB), 125, f, 2, by Too Darn Hot (GB)
1st Dam: Dark Promise (GB), by Shamardal
2nd Dam: La Sky (Ire), by Law Society
3rd Dam: Maryinsky, by Northern Dancer
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN; 1ST GROUP WIN. (46,000gns Ylg '22 TATOCT). O-Gallop Racing; B-Lordship Stud (GB); T-Charlie Johnston; J-Jack Mitchell. €32,000. Lifetime Record: 5-2-0-0, €54,051. Werk Nick Rating: A+. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree, or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.
2–Schutzenzauber (Ger), 128, c, 2, Amaron (GB)–Schutzenpost (Ger), by American Post (GB). 1ST BLACK TYPE; 1ST GROUP BLACK TYPE. O/B-Walter Busch (GER); T-Jean-Pierre Carvalho. €12,000.
3–West Man (Ger), 128, c, 2, Areion (Ger)–Wild Approach (Ger), by New Approach (Ire). 1ST BLACK TYPE; 1ST GROUP BLACK TYPE. (€52,000 Ylg '22 BBAGS). O-msn-racing; B-Gestut Brummerhof (GER); T-Andreas Suborics. €6,000.
Margins: NK, HF, 1 1/4. Odds: 1.80, 7.40, 5.20.
Also Ran: Mademoiselle Ninet (Ger), Geography (Ger), New Emerald (Ger), Son Roc (Ger), Emir (Fr), Royal Rose (Fr), Sommerblitz (Ger), Taifa (Ger).


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