Thursday, 30th Aug 2018
Horsebetting.com give their Solario Stakes betting tips from Sandown, Our experts give Too Darn Hot the vote in this Group 3 juvenile contest over 7f at the Esher venue on Saturday, 1 September following a sensational debut success. Confiding rates the biggest danger, while the consistent Dunkerron is another with claims. Read our 2018 Solario Stakes betting tips preview to find out all the details about those horses.Too Darn Hot can prove to be just that in Solario StakesTrainer John Gosden has a good record in the Solario Stakes, so Too Darn Hot can take the step up into Group 3 company in his stride and further enhance it with victory in this year’s renewal of the 7f feature contest at Sandown on Saturday (14:25).
The red-hot Newmarket handler has won the race four times courtesy of Foss Way (2002), Windsor Knot (2004), Ravens Pass (2007) and the brilliant Kingman (2013). In Too Darn Hot, he has a colt that looked something special when romping to a wide-margin success on debut over 1m at this venue.
After tracking the leader travelling sweetly, the beautifully bred son of Dubawi out of top class mare Dar Re Mi was produced to take up the running two from home by a motionless Frankie Dettori. When he then let out an inch of rein, the response was electric and Too Darn Hot quickened clear to slam Rowland Ward by seven lengths.
The form is very hard to evaluate as the runner-up and third home were also having their first start. However, Fraser Island who finished last of the five runners had previously run well to chase home Beatboxer – another Gosden inmate who was won again since and held an entry in this.
That suggests that it may well turn out to be a decent little contest, and Too Darn Hot could not have been more impressive in getting the job done. It was a hugely exciting performance which suggested he could potentially be something right out of the top drawer.
This obviously demands much more, but Too Darn Hot is taken to prove up to the challenge and land the spoils en route to much better things with best-price ante post quotes of 20/1 for next year’s 2000 Guineas and Epsom Derby available.Confiding a leading contenderConfiding ran very well last time out when third in the Group 2 Vintage Stakes at Glorious Goodwood, so looks the main threat to Too Darn Hot now eased in grade. After being held-up towards the rear, the Martyn Meade trained colt kept on nicely to eventually be beaten three lengths by the very highly-regarded Dark Vision who is now unbeaten in three starts.
It was a cracking effort from Confiding on just his second start and confirmed the taking view that he had created when landing a 16-runner contest at Newbury on debut. The son of Iffraaj made good headway to challenge at the furlong marker and then stayed on well to win by a length from Almurr without being unduly knocked about.
Confiding was well on top at the finish after showing distinct signs of greenness in the early part of the race, so it was a most taking display which suggested he had a big future and needed keeping onside. The form of the race has also worked out incredibly well with the second, third, fourth, fifth, seventh, eighth and ninth having all gone on to taste success.
It was obviously a very hot maiden, so Confiding did well to get the job done in the manner that he did. His run in the Vintage suggests that there was more improvement to come; so, having achieved a high level of form after just two outings, he looks a massive player in this and rates the obvious danger to the selection.Consistent Dunkerron another with claimsDunkerron is a consistent sort who has won two of his five starts. The Alan King trained son of Kuroshio finished just over a length in front of Confiding when runner-up last time out in the aforementioned Vintage Stakes, so is another with claims in a fascinating Solario renewal.
Prior to that, he had also been far from disgraced when a staying on three-length fourth of eight to Confiding’s stable companion Advertise in the Group 2 July Stakes at Newmarket. Advertise has since confirmed himself as one of the top juveniles around in landing the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes at The Curragh.
The fifth home Sporting Chance has also since won a Listed contest, while the seventh Legends Of War has also gone on to win again and finish a fine second in a Group 2 at York. That gives the form a rock solid look in relation to this and Dunkerron is officially the highest rated in the line-up.
His experience is also a plus, but he doesn’t possess as much scope as Too Darn Hot or Confiding. However, Dunkerron is a likable type who looks sure to give it his best shot and thus had to feature among potential punts in our 2018 Solario Stakes betting tips.Your Next Bet