Stakes set high at Sandown
It was the 2-Year-Olds that provided the major talking points and highlights of Saturday’s racing, namely John Gosden’s Too Darn Hot and A P O’Brien’s, Ten Sovereigns. And the two could clash in next year’s 2000 Guineas with both horses shortening considerably and finding themselves at the head of the market.
Too Darn Hot went off at EVEN money for the Solario Stakes over 7f at Sandown. It broke away from a strong 2yo field in very impressive fashion winning by 4 lengths and looks a potential superstar for sure. Despite wandering a bit before being asked for his effort there were lots to like about the ease of which the field was dismantled and was the most visually taking performance of the weekend.
Ten Sovereigns went off much shorter….1/3 for the 6f Round Tower Stakes at The Curragh. Like Too Darn Hot, Ten Sovereigns made it 2 from 2 and did everything right. It Broke well, travelled well and drew clear very readily from a decent looking field and looks a very bright prospect indeed. Donnacha on board made it 4 from 5 at that stage completing a landmark day but he will ride few better winners this season than Ten Sovereigns. Let’s hope both horses continue the form and step into Group 1 company next time out.
Looking forward to the weekend
The big race this weekend is at Haydock and it’s the renewal of the Sprint Cup. We’ve seen money for Harry Angel
who is now as short as 6/4 on a track where he is 2/2 and been a 4l+ winner on both of those runs. Limato
would be a big danger if the ground stays on the side of good or better. Others have each way claims but the going will prove critical.