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Champagne moment as Broadsiding completes rapid-fire double


Broadsiding capped a remarkable week with G1 success in the Champagne Stakes at Randwick on Saturday, adding his name to an exceptional first crop for Darley stallion Too Darn Hot.

Having notched a first career win in the Listed Fernhill Mile seven days earlier, Broadsiding stayed on powerfully in attritional conditions to prevail by three-quarters of a length over Linebacker.

Broadsiding becomes the first colt to win a juvenile G1 in Australia this season – with fillies having captured the Blue Diamond Stakes, Golden Slipper and ATC Sires' Produce – and he looks a leading candidate for the G1 Caulfield Guineas.

His victory also means that Too Darn Hot has sired G1 winners in both northern and southern hemispheres, and the son of Dubawi has enjoyed notable success in Japan with the Godolphin-bred Etes Vous Prets, successful in the G2 Fillies' Revue in March.

Too Darn Hot still has a significant way to go to emulate Lonhro, the brilliant racehorse and sire who passed away last week at the age of 25. Crowned Australian Horse of the Year in 2004, the “Black Flash” became Champion Sire in 2011 and has been responsible for 13 individual top-level winners including Godolphin stars Impending, Kementari, Lyre and Exosphere.

Silver Knott relished the step up to a mile and a half to secure the biggest win of his career in the G2 Elkhorn Stakes at Keeneland on Friday, a race in which Bold Act finished third. Both horses are to remain in the United States as part of a strong team of Charlie Appleby-trained horses, with Nations Pride also due to travel out to prepare for next month’s G2 Man o’War Stakes.

Ottoman Fleet recorded a fourth win in five Newmarket appearances as he took the G3 Earl Of Sefton Stakes for a second year at the Craven meeting. Dance Sequence booked her 1,000 Guineas spot with a neck second in the G3 Nell Gwyn Stakes, with First Conquest and Endless Victory enjoying victories at Newmarket’s curtain raiser. Hidden Law joined an exciting list of three-year-olds when dominating a Newbury maiden.

Several of the Classic crop in France also impressed last week with fillies Rock’n Swing, who is out of a half-sister to Dubai Millennium, and Montemesola both winning at Longchamp. Masar colt Will Scarlet made a winning return to action at Chantilly, while Ocean Viking scored easily on his debut at Saint-Cloud.

In Japan, Wayward Act took his career record to three wins from four dirt starts with another assured display in a Tokyo allowance race.