Son of Too Darn Hot in sizzling form at Randwick

Comfortable two-length victory for Broadsiding in the Listed Fernhill Mile

Broadsiding became young Darley shuttle stallion Too Darn Hot’s first Stakes winner in Australasia when the handsome colt powered away for an easy victory in the Listed Fernhill Mile on Saturday, 13 April at Royal Randwick.

Beautifully ridden by premier jockey James McDonald, Broadsiding came from well back at the 800m pole before challenging down the middle of the track with 200m to gallop.

The son of Australian mare Speedway, Broadsiding raced clear to beat El Castello by 2.2 lengths with Just Party a half-length away in third place.

Having just his fourth start and his first at a testing 1,600m on a Soft 5 surface, Broadsiding staked his claim for a crack at the G1 Champagne Stakes (1,600m) at Randwick next week with a stylish performance.

Unbeaten, and the two-year-old champion colt of Europe in 2018, Too Darn Hot was a triple G1 winner of six races with three placings from only nine starts.

By multiple G1 winner Dubawi, Too Darn Hot won the G1 Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket at two and added the G1 Prix Jean Prat over 1,400m at Deauville in France. He also won the G1 Sussex Stakes (1,600m) at Goodwood as a three-year-old.

Darley’s head of stallions, Alastair Pulford, was thrilled to cheer home Broadsiding.

“He (Too Darn Hot) has had four individual Stakes placegetters so far, so to get his first Stakes winner is very important,” Pulford said.

“Hopefully, it’s the first of many because they (progeny) all show a lot of ability.

“In England, it was only when they got over seven furlongs and a mile that they got going as two-year-olds.

“This one is the first (Stakes winner) here, but plenty have shown speed here – which is really encouraging.

“It’s really important for the stallion; he is very much the up-and-comer on the world stage, here and in Europe.”

Since retiring to stud, Too Darn Hot has had 95 runners for 41 winners of 56 races. They included six Stakes winners of eight Black-Type races.