Too Darn Hot Going Back Up In Trip For Sussex Stakes


John Gosden's Too Darn Hot will be stepped back up in trip for his next race which is set to be at Glorious Goodwood in the Group 1 Sussex Stakes.

The three year old will go back up to a mile after landing his first race and Group 1 success of the season when taking Prix Jean Prat at Deauville earlier this month.

Too Darn Hot started his season off in the Group 2 Dante Stakes at York when it looked like he was heading for the Epsom Derby and he finished second behind Telecaster, not staying the trip.

The Derby plans were aborted and less than two weeks later he was over in Ireland competing in the Irish 2000 Guineas and again he finished second behind Phoenix Of Spain.

In another quick turn around his third in the St James's Palace Stakes saw him race three times in the space of 32 days which is never seen from a John Gosden horse.

The son of Dubawi was again out on the track in what seems to be a very new tactic from the yard with this horse which has looked to be out of sorts this year but he got back to his best in France.

Gosden sent him back to seven furlongs and he flourished in the conditions, showing plenty of pace to get clear of the field and hold on nicely.

After this victory Gosden entered him into the Haydock Sprint Cup over six furlongs which was a shock to many but it now looks that he will be saved for Goodwood and the Sussex Stakes where he will meet some old rivals.

(Credit Racing Post) Trainer John Gosden said on Tuesday: "Too Darn Hot has come out of his win at Deauville in good shape and the plan is to take him to Goodwood for the Sussex Stakes where the easy mile should suit him. King Of Comedy is also entered but he has other options."

Too Darn Hot has now gone from 9/2 to take over favouritism at 6/4 and he could be joined in the race by his stablemate King Of Comedy who just beat him the last time they met in the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.