IT’S all systems go for Too Darn Hot as he steps into Group 1 company for the first time.
The Dewhurst Stakes on October 13 is shaping into an end of season thriller and John Gosden has confirmed Too Darn Hot is likely to line up.
The exciting Dubawi juvenile has been one of the rising stars of the season, remaining unbeaten in three runs, and picking up the Solario Stakes and Champagne Stakes with ease.
Gosden feels the impeccably bred colt, owned by Lord Lloyd-Webber, is ready for the step up to the top level.
The Newmarket handler told At The Races: “He’s in great form, very happy with him. He’s a sweet, lovely horse to be around.
“He’ll pick up and do a little piece of work next week, a couple of bits, and then hopefully on to the Dewhurst.
“We couldn’t be happier with him. He’s got a high cruising speed and a great turn of foot.
“It’s not like me to take a horse from a maiden to a Group 3 to a Group 2. I don’t normally do that kind of thing with two-year-olds. I go quietly along, but he’s a well-bred horse.
“He’s put himself forward, he’s up for the game. He’s exciting. It’s a leap in class every time and we couldn’t be happier with him and he’s a very together horse.”
The seven furlong Group 1 is shaping into a stormer, despite Quorto being put away for the season by Charlie Appleby.
Too Darn Hot tops the betting at 5-4, but the unbeaten pair of Sangarius and Ten Sovereigns are lurking in behind.
Advertise, Anthony Van Dyck and Boitron all remain in contention as well.