Hot's failure to win the Dante was thus explained, while his eclipse by Phoenix Of Spain in the Irish 2,000 Guineas came little more than a week later.
The main question now revolves around the return to a mile and whether Too Darn
Hot's speed will be as potent over an extra furlong, although Goodwood's helter-skelter mile would be less of a stamina test than Ascot's round mile.
But Too Darn
Hot - who had been second to Phoenix Of Spain in Ireland last month - tracked his move and almost came upsides the winner on the run to the line.
There shouldn't be much between the top two in the betting and I would rather back Too Darn
Hot at 5/2 with Star Sports than Phoenix Of Spain at 15/8.
Keen observers will have noticed Too Darn
Hot blowing a lot afterwards, leading me to conclude he very much needed the race.
British bookmaker William Hill slashed the colt's odds to 9-2, pending supplementation, while easing Too Darn
Hot (John Gosden) to 14 and third placed Surfman (Roger Varian) to 14 (from 16).
Modern darning needles are designed mainly for hand knitters working with heavier yarn; if you plan to darn
lightweight fabrics with thread, you might want to use a long sewing needle or a beading needle instead.
Hot even went odds-on for the first Classic of 2019 in mid-March, but has been friendless in the antepost lists since missing his intended return to action in the Greenham Stakes at Newbury eight days ago with a leg problem.
During this time, Ahmed said that he has darned
different types of clothes and apparels of people from all walks of life including those belonging to senior government officials, doctors and even politicians.
A replacement bridge to cross a burn on the Darn
Walk between Bridge of Allan and Dunblane is expected to be erected in the next few months.
Hot cemented his place at the head of the betting on next year's 2000 Guineas and Derby as he ran out a most stylish winner of the Howcroft Industrial Supplies Champagne Stakes at Doncaster.
My problem is this; the darn
thing will not fit in any 98k Mauser I have tried!