Too Darn Hot Still A Curragh Possible


Too Darn Hot | Racing Post


Immediately after suffering the first defeat of his career when second to Telecaster (GB) (New Approach {GB}) in the G2 Dante S. at York last week, Too Darn Hot (GB) (Dubawi {Ire})'s trainer John Gosden's first thoughts were to aim the Lloyd Webber's colt at the G1 St James's Palace S. at Royal Ascot. However connections are now mulling over letting Too Darn Hot take his chance in the G1 Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas on Saturday, setting up a potentially exciting clash with Newmarket's G1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas winner Magna Grecia (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}). “John just felt we'd keep him in at this stage and then make a decision later in the week as to whether or not he's actually going to run,” explained Simon Marsh, racing manager to Lord and Lady Lloyd Webber. “He's come out of the race very well and is absolutely fine. I think York was a case of stamina – the way the race was run and I think at this stage in his career, he's obviously going to be better over a mile. But I have no doubt that later on he will stay a mile and a quarter. Frankie [Dettori] was at pains to stress how keen and fresh he was.” Too Darn Hot is one of 16 horses to stand their ground for Saturday's race with Phoenix Of Spain (Ire) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) another intriguing contender. The Charlie Hills trained colt was last seen finishing a head second to Magna Grecia in the G1 Vertem Futurity at Doncaster last October.

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