Dewhurst Stakes betting tips: Too Darn Hot taken to sizzle in Newmarket Group 1

The 2018 Dewhurst Stakes betting tips given by Horsebetting.com say the unbeaten Too Darn Hot is a worthy favourite to land the spoils in the Group 1 juvenile colts contest run over 7f at Newmarket on Saturday, 13 October. Sir Michael Stoute’s Sangarius is also an exciting prospect who has won both his starts and looks the main danger. Aidan O’Brien has a terrific record in the race, so his Anthony Van Dyck is another with claims in a high class renewal. Read our in-depth 2018 Dewhurst Stakes betting tips preview for more details on these horses’ chances of landing this prestigious prize.

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Too Darn Hot the answer to cracking renewal of Dewhurst Stakes

Too Darn Hot looks a worthy favourite to further enhance his Classic claims with success in a stellar renewal of the 7f feature juvenile colts’ contest at Newmarket on Saturday, the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes (15:00). This John Gosden trained two-year-old has looked something really special in winning his three starts to date and is currently a top-price 4/1 clear market leader in the ante post betting for next year’s 2000 Guineas.

The beautifully bred son of Dubawi put in a sensational performance on debut at Sandown when beating Rowland Ward by seven lengths, showing a terrific turn of foot to shoot clear and win with effortless ease. He landed the Group 3 Solario Stakes at the same venue in terrific style when again quickening smartly before winning eased down by four lengths from Arthur Kitt.

Too Darn Hot was then sent off the 4/11 favourite for the Group 2 Champagne Stakes at Doncaster and once again delivered in style. After being held-up off the pace under regular pilot Frankie Dettori, he made stealthy headway to track the leaders two from home.

When asked to quicken and get the job done, the response was explosive and he produced rapid closing sectionals to readily beat Phoenix Of Spain by 1 3/4 lengths. It was arguably his most impressive display to date and the manner of the victory was visually stunning, as Too Darn Hot seemed to take two strides compared to his rivals’ one from the two marker.

Dettori also had a job pulling him up after the line, suggesting that he had tons left in the tank. Too Darn Hot looks one right out of the top drawer, and the way in which he travels and quickens is a sight to behold.

This is by far the stiffest task he has faced to date, but we fully expect him to prove up to the task. He therefore had to be the main punt in our 2018 Dewhurst Stakes betting tips to maintain his unbeaten record and confirm himself the top two-year-old colt of the season.

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Sangarius rates a formidable opponent

Trainer Sir Michael Stoute has been firmly among the winners of late, and saddles another exciting prospect in the shape of Sangarius. This colt is unbeaten in two starts, so looks the main danger to Too Darn Hot.

This son of multiple Group 1 winner Kingman was backed off the boards into 11/8 favouritism before beating Bangkok by a neck on debut in 13-runner novice stakes contest on debut over 7f on the July course here. Sangarius was produced at the the furlong marker before quickening smartly to score readily under a hands and heels ride.

The front two pulled six lengths clear of the field and it was a most taking display which suggested Sangarius needed keeping firmly onside. That view was confirmed when he landed the Listed 7f Flying Scotsman Stakes at Doncaster in impressive fashion.

After tracking the leaders travelling strongly, Sangarius showed a smart turn of foot when taking up the running at the furlong marker to beat Dubai Dominion by 2 1/4 lengths. He still showed signs of greenness, yet had little difficulty getting the job done.

The form of the race is nothing special, but Stoute has clearly brought him along slowly and has made no secret of the high regard in which he is held. Sangarius looks a serious horse capable of going to the very top, and has bags of scope and potential.

As his handler has pitched him in this, that also speaks volumes and a huge run looks on the cards. He is therefore feared most in these 2018 Dewhurst Stakes betting tips and expected to give Too Darn Hot plenty to think about.

Anthony Van Dyck out to enhance O’Brien record

Ballydoyle handler Aidan O’Brien has a terrific record in this race having won it six times, including four of the last five runnings. He saddles three in this year’s renewal and Anthony Van Dyck is the clear stable number one who commands the utmost respect.

After registering facile eight-length success in a maiden at Killarney, the son of Galileo followed-up in impressive fashion in a Group 3 at Leopardstown when staying on strongly to easily beat Bold Approach by 4 3/4 lengths. He then made hard work of landing the odds in Group 2 Futurity Stakes at The Curragh when beating stable companion Christmas by half-a-length.

Ryan Moore had to get busy in the saddle on more than one occasion as the race unfolded and in the end he only asserted close home. It was a workmanlike performance, but Anthony Van Dyck has since run a blinder when going down all guns blazing to Quorto in the Group 1 National Stakes at the same venue.

Although unable match the winner’s turn of foot, he stuck to the task really well when headed to go down by just over a length – with the pair pulling well clear of the third home. It gives the form a solid look and this stiff 7f looks sure to suit Anthony Van Dyck.

The problem is that he is always going to prove vulnerable over this distance to a horse with a potent turn of foot. Too Darn Hot and Sangarius both fit that bill, so that’s why we are opposing him in this. However, he looks sure to give it his best shot and cannot be totally ruled out given powerful connections.

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