Too Darn Hot to miss trial run at Newbury with leg problem ahead of next month’s 2,000 Gunieas
- Too Darn Hot will miss his trial run at Newbury on Saturday with a leg problem
- The mount of Frankie Dettori is the hot favourite for next month’s 2,000 Guineas
- He to run in Greenham Stakes but will now go straight to Newmarket on May 4
Too Darn Hot, the favourite for next month’s 2,000 Guineas, will miss his trial run at Newbury on Saturday with a leg problem.
Trainer John Gosden reported the unbeaten colt owned by composer Lord Lloyd Webber was found to have heat in a cannon bone when checked over at evening stables last night.
Too Darn Hot, the mount of Frankie Dettori, was due to run in Saturday’s Greenham Stakes. Gosden said the plan now would be to go straight to the Guineas at Newmarket on May 4.
Too Darn Hot, the favourite for next month’s 2,000 Guineas, will miss his trial run at Newbury
But Coral eased Too Darn Hot’s odds for the first Classic of the season to 6-5 favourite from 11-10.
Before the news emerged of the leg issue, Dettori had said how much he was looking forward to riding Too Darn Hot after riding the colt in the morning.
Dettori told Sky Sports Racing: ‘I breezed him this morning, just routine – he went on his own, and he feels like he’s matured over the winter.
Frankie Dettori said how much he was looking forward to riding Too Darn Hot on Saturday
‘He’s full of himself, and I’m looking forward to Saturday.
‘He’s filled out, matured and grown a little bit – he’s developed nicely.
‘I’m as excited as the general public about it. When you have the champion two-year-old making his first start at three, it’s very exciting.’
That general public will now be hoping this is only a bump in the4 road for Too Darn Hot ahead of the season, not something that develops into a serious pothole.