The impeccably-bred Too Darn Hot, a juvenile son of Dubawi, remained unbeaten in some style on Saturday, 13 October when running right away with the G1 Dewhurst Stakes. Coming into the race on back of victories in the G3 Solario Stakes and G2 Champagne Stakes, he faced a stellar field and despite looking in trouble heading into the dip, surged up the hill to record a two-and-a-half length victory.
Now unbeaten in four starts, he will likely head into the winter as European Champion juvenile, just ahead of his paternal half-brother Quorto, winner of the G1 National Stakes at the Curragh.
Owned and bred by Lord Lloyd-Webber, he is a son of the outstanding Dar Re Mi, who won three G1’s and hails from the brilliant extended family of Delsy. She has had three foals to race by Dubawi after G1 filly So Mi Dar and the very impressive Stakes winner Lah Ti Dar, who lost her unbeaten record in September when a gallant second in the G1 St Leger.
Too Darn Hot becomes the third Group winner on the day for Dubawi after Benbatl’s victory in the G1 Caulfield Stakes and Ball Of Muscle’s triumph in the G2 Schillaci Stakes. Also this month he has sired the G1 Prix Vermeille heroine Wild Illusion, the unbeaten G2 hero Brundtland and just this week at Tattersalls, the world’s leading yearling price this year at 3.5 million guineas.