Hezdarnhottoo Makes it Five for Too Darn Hot

Mark Smith - Wednesday March 27

Showing he taken benefit from his debut third behind the promising Shalaa (IRE) colt  Roselyn's Star on March 13, the Too Darn Hot colt Hezdarnhottoo (NZ) made no mistake at start two in Wednesday's Toyota Forklifts Hcp (1100m) at Randwick-Kensington.

Tommy Berry was confident enough on the Bjorn Baker-trained 2-year-old to sneak a look over his shoulder on the turn as Hezdarnhottoo led the field through honest fractions. Showing no signs of stopping, the son of Too Darn Hot (IRE) safely held the heavily backed favourite, the $1,600,000 Snitzel debutant Imperial Force, by one and three-quarter lengths.


The Brave Smash (JPN) first starter, Smashing Time, finished solidly to be a further three-quarters of a length back in third.

Hezdarnhottoo a $170,000 Karaka yearling

"He's a lovely colt, a bit raw; he jumped in the air at the start the other day. To Tommy's credit he didn't drive him mad, let him find his feet and he worked to the line well," stable representative Luke Hilton said.

'He jumped well today, and Tommy took the race by the scruff of the neck.

"He had a nice colt with wraps on it behind him today."

Bred by Lib and Katrina Petagna's JBL Bloodstock, Hezdarnhottoo was a $170,000 NZB Karaka Book 1 purchase from the Elsdon Park draft for Bjorn Baker Racing / Clarke Bloodstock (FBAA) $170,000.

He is the third winner from as many to race for the stakes-placed Savabeel mare Rosa Carolina.

Bruce Perry Bloodstock purchased Rosa Carolina for $220,000 at the 2015 NZB Premier Yearling Sale. She is a daughter of the O'Reilly mare Ombre Rose, a multiple stakes winner who placed in the Group 1 NZ stakes and Group 1 International Stakes.

Roger James and Robert Wellwood went to $220,000 for Rosa Carolina's Almanzor filly consigned by Elsdon Park to the 2024 NZB Karaka Book 1.

Rosa Carolina was covered by State Of Rest (IRE) last spring.

Hezdarnhottoo is the fifth Australian first-crop winner for Darley Stud's Too Darn Hot (GB). The son of Dubawi joins Tassort and Alabama Express on that figure. 


Race Result - Toyota Forklifts Hcp 1100m

Randwick-Kensington Track: Good(4) Time: 1:03.05
- 2c Too Darn Hot (GB) x Rosa Carolina (NZ) (Savabeel (AUS))
Tnr: Bjorn Baker Rdr: Tommy Berry 57
NZB Karaka Book 1 $170,000
Seller: Elsdon Park
Buyer: Bjorn Baker Racing / Clarke Bloodstock (FBAA)
Imperial Force
- 2c Snitzel (AUS) x Ultimate Fever (AUS) (Gold Fever (USA))
Tnr: C J Waller Rdr: J B Mc Donald 57
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $1,600,000
Seller: Lime Country Thoroughbreds, Blandford
Buyer: Coolmore Australia
Smashing Time
- 2g Brave Smash (JPN) x Trick (AUS) (Street Cry (IRE))
Tnr: R & L Price Rdr: Brock Ryan 57
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $180,000
Seller: Attunga Stud, Scone, NSW (As Agent)
Buyer: Robert & Luke Price
- 2c Written Tycoon (AUS) x Palazzo Pubblico (AUS) (Conatus (AUS))
Tnr: G Waterhouse & A Bott Rdr: Regan Bayliss 58
Sound Waves
- 2g Microphone (AUS) x Solid Foundation (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
Tnr: Ms A Turner Rdr: A J Calder 57
Marvel Man
- 2g Stratum Star (AUS) x Peggy Dawn (AUS) (Dawn Approach (IRE))
Tnr: Craig Carmody Rdr: C Schofield 57
- 2c American Pharoah (USA) x Al Anood (AUS) (Danehill (USA))
Tnr: P & P Snowden Rdr: T Marquand 57
Head Case
- 2c Headwater (AUS) x Still Cool (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
Tnr: A Newing Rdr: M Mc Guren 57
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