First mares scanned in foal to young Darley trio

Positive tests for Blue Point, Masar and Too Darn Hot

Darley’s three new European recruits for 2020 have all successfully covered their first mares, with positive scans for Blue Point, Masar and Too Darn Hot.

Blue Point, who stands at Kildangan Stud at a fee of €45,000, retired as a four-time G1 winner and the only horse ever to win three G1 sprint contests at Royal Ascot. He also won the G1 Al Quoz Sprint last year and won the Gimcrack at two. He was crowned 2019 Cartier Champion Sprinter.

Masar became the first horse to carry the Godolphin silks to victory in the Derby at Epsom. Also a very smart two-year-old who won the Solario and placed in the G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere, Masar now stands alongside his sire New Approach at Dalham Hall Stud, at a fee of £15,000, Oct 1, SLF.

Another horse to stand in the same stallion yard as his own sire is Too Darn Hot, a son of world leader Dubawi. Too Darn Hot was the unbeaten European Champion two-year-old, rounding off a superb campaign with victory in the G1 Darley Dewhurst. He added two further top-flight wins to his record at three in the Prix Jean Prat and Sussex Stakes. Too Darn Hot stands at a fee of £50,000, Oct 1, SLF.