Too Darn Hot filly glitters in Gold Pearl

Arabian Summer scores effortless win to set up Magic Millions 2YO Classic assault

Smart filly Arabian Summer showed good racing sense and a brilliant turn of foot when she scored an easy win in the Aquis Gold Pearl for two-year-old fillies over 1,100m at the Gold Coast on Saturday, 6 January.

Having her fourth race start, after leading all the way to win the Magic Millions Ballarat 2YO Classic (1,000m) at her previous run, the daughter of Too Darn Hot stalked the leaders until the home turn before bursting clear to beat Mishani Crown by 2.3 lengths with Moulin Miss a long neck away in third place.

The win guaranteed Arabian Summer, out of the Street Cry mare Maraam, a start in the rich Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1,200m) at the Gold Coast next Saturday. A $220,000 purchase at last year’s Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Arabian Summer was bred by Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum. Co-trained by Tony and Calvin McEvoy and ridden by Harry Coffey the smart filly started her career with two stakes placings before taking out the Magic Millions Ballarat 2YO Classic (1000m) on December 9, showing her versatility to win the $150,000 Aquis Gold Pearl (1100m).

The victory also continued a great start to Too Darn Hot’s stud career in the Southern Hemisphere. The former European Champion Two-Year-Old has also sired Climate Change (Geelong) and Too Darn Lovely (Scone) to juvenile wins from only a handful of two-year-old starters. Worldwide, Too Darn Hot already has 29 winners of 39 races, including four Stakes-race winners of six Black Type events.

The Darley shuttle stallion and has 14 lots in the catalogue for the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale commencing on Tuesday.