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Too Darn Hot and Frankie Dettori strengthen 2,000 Guineas claims

• John Gosden colt impressive in Newmarket’s Dewhurst Stakes
• Dettori: ‘I’ve been trying for 30 years and now I’ve put it to bed’

Too Darn Hot concluded a flawless juvenile campaign in suitably compelling style here on Saturday, finishing almost three lengths in front of a strong field for the Dewhurst Stakes and with Frankie Dettori able to raise his whip in celebration 100 yards from the line. John Gosden’s colt is now a 6-4 chance to win the 2,000 Guineas over an extra furlong next spring and if there is a horse to beat him in the Classic on 4 May, the betting suggests it will not be one of the five that finished behind him here.

This was seen beforehand as one of the strongest renewals of the Dewhurst for some years, with two runners with solid Group One form – Advertise and Anthony Van Dyck – in the field alongside Too Darn Hot and Sangarius, unbeaten in three and two races respectively.

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