German 1000 Guineas Glory For Too Darn Hot's Darnation

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Rebounding from a disappointing effort when beating only two rivals in the G1 1000 Guineas, Newtown Anner Stud Farm's Darnation (Ire) (Too Darn Hot {GB}–Monday Monday {Ire}, by Galileo {Ire}) was an authoritative winner of Sunday's G2 Wempe 104th German 1000 Guineas at Dusseldorf.

Sent off the 13-5 favourite, last year's G2 May Hill S. and G3 Prestige S. winner was handily-placed throughout by Adrie De Vries and stayed on strongly to take control a furlong out. At the line, the Karl Burke-trained homebred had 2 1/4 lengths to spare over fellow British raider Queues Likely (GB) (Massaat {Ire}), with Three Havanas (Ger) (Havana Grey {GB}) a nose away in third.

Burke, who was at The Curragh, later reflected on the opening salvo of his momentous double. “I was hopeful today, and she will improve again,” he said. “We were very lucky that she got her ground. It was heavy. I haven't seen the race, but Adrie de Vries is a master around Dusseldorf and I'm told he rode a great race. He's had four rides for me, two group 1 winners and a group 3 before today and now a group 2. It's been a great day.”

Pedigree Notes

Darnation is the first foal out of the unraced Monday Monday, a half-sister to the G1 Irish Oaks, G1 1000 Guineas and G1 Yorkshire Oaks heroine Blue Bunting (Dynaformer) and a full-sister to the G2 Beresford S.-placed Exemplar (Ire) and to the dam of the G2 Prix Daniel Wildenstein winner Poker Face (Ire) (Fastnet Rock (Aus) and the dual stakes winner and dual graded-staked-placed Star Devine (Ire) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}). The third dam is the Listed Prix Isola Bella scorer and G1 Prix Saint-Alary-placed Mrs Arkada (Fr) (Akarad {Fr}), while the family also features the G1 Prix Jacques le Marois heroine Miss Satamixa (Fr) (Linamix {Fr}). Monday Monday's 2-year-old colt by Poker Face's sire Fastnet Rock is named Obscenity (Ire).


Sunday, Dusseldorf, Germany
WEMPE 104TH GERMAN 1000 GUINEAS-G2, €125,000, Dusseldorf, 5-26, 3yo, f, 8fT, 1:37.50, sf.
1–DARNATION (IRE), 128, f, 3, by Too Darn Hot (GB)
     1st Dam: Monday Monday (Ire), by Galileo (Ire)
     2nd Dam: Miarixa (Fr), by Linamix (Fr)
     3rd Dam: Mrs Arkada (Fr), by Akarad (Fr)
O/B-Newtown Anner Stud Farm (IRE); T-Karl Burke; J-Adrie de Vries. €70,000. Lifetime Record: MGSW-Eng, 7-4-0-1, €215,761. Werk Nick Rating: A. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree, or the free catalogue-style pedigree.
2–Queues Likely (GB), 128, f, 3, Massaat (Ire)–Bakoura (GB), by Green Desert. (14,000gns Ylg '22 TATOCT). O-Ms Heather N Pinniger & Partner; B-Mickley Stud (GB); T-Stan Moore. €28,000.
3–Three Havanas (Ger), 128, f, 3, Havana Grey (GB)–Three Ducks (GB), by Diktat (GB). (€80,000 Ylg '22 BBAGO). O/B-Gestut Karlshof (Ger); T-Henk Grewe. €15,000.
Margins: 2 1/4, NO, 1 1/4. Odds: 2.60, 5.60, 27.70.
Also Ran: Emily (Ger), Royal Night (Ger), Words Of Peace (Ger), Lady Mary (Ger), Ayada (Ger), Marcella (Ger), Pacifica (Swi), Shagara (Ire), Waldfrieda (Ger), Geologist (GB). Scratched: Rochelle (Fr).

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