Freshman Sire Too Darn Hot Off The Mark At Haydock

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Dalham Hall Stud resident Too Darn Hot (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) became Europe's latest first-crop sire to get off the mark when Karl Burke trainee Fallen Angel (GB) (Too Darn Hot {GB}–Agnes Stewart {Ire}, by Lawman {Fr}) made a winning debut going just under seven furlongs in Friday's Oakmere Homes Supporting Macmillan Fillies' Novice S. at Haydock.

Tracking the leaders in third for the most part, the 9-4 favourite was angled into a clear lane approaching the quarter-mile marker and kept on strongly once launching her challenge entering the final furlong to assert by 1 3/4 lengths from Lady Of Leisure (GB) (Masar {Ire}).

4th-Haydock, £9,999, Nov, 5-26, 2yo, f, 6f 212yT, 1:29.32, g/f.
FALLEN ANGEL (GB) (f, 2, Too Darn Hot {GB}–Agnes Stewart {Ire} {GSW & G1SP-Eng, GSP-Ire, $176,586}, by Lawman {Fr}) was alert from the gates and stalked the leaders in third for most of this unveiling. Angled into a clear lane approaching the two pole, the 9-4 favourite launched her challenge entering the final furlong and kept on strongly under urging in the closing stages to assert by 1 3/4 lengths from Lady Of Leisure (GB) (Masar {Ire}), becoming the first winner for her freshman sire (by Dubawi {Ire}). “If we were going to go for Royal Ascot it would be the [G3] Albany, but that would mean dropping back [in trip],” explained trainer Karl Burke. “After watching that, and speaking to [jockey] Clifford Lee, I don't think we'll do that as I think she'll stay a mile. I was half hoping she'd show a little bit more speed, but she'll have learnt a lot today. I do think she'll sharpen up, but dropping her back to six [furlongs] might be a mistake. I think that's Too Darn Hot's first winner as a stallion and I've got another couple of fillies by him as well. I think he's going to be a very good sire. She's useful and is certainly going to be up there.” Fallen Angel is the latest of four foals and third scorer produced by G2 May Hill S. victrix and G1 Fillies' Mile runner-up Agnes Stewart (Ire) (Lawman {Fr}), herself a half-sister to MGSP Listed River Eden Fillies' S. winner Sorrel (Ire) (Dansili {GB}). The march-foaled homebred grey is a half-sister to Listed Prix Joubert runner-up Divine Jewel (GB) (Frankel {GB}). Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $6,652.
O-Clipper Logistics; B-Branton Court Stud LLP (GB); T-Karl Burke.



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