he unbeaten two-year-old filly HOT DARLING set the record for the highest priced lot ever sold on the Tattersalls Online platform, when selling on Wednesday (12th June). Nurlan Bizakov’s Sumbe went to 460,000 Guineas to secure the filly, seeing off strong international rivalry.

HOT DARLING comes from a precious family, her dam BOATER was an impressive seven length winner on debut and was second in the Listed Marygate Stakes at York. She is also half-sister to the dam of this year’s Group 1 Poule d’Essai des Poulains winner METROPOLITAN.  HOT DARLING already boasts an impressive CV, winning on debut and never looking back. She landed the Listed Prix des Reves d’Or in Chantilly and was sold with an enticing option to run in the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes at the Royal meeting.

Tony Fry, Sumbe’s General Manager reported to Tattersalls following the sale. “We are going to go to Royal Ascot with her, either for the Queen Mary or the Albany but most likely the Queen Mary. We now sponsor the Prix Morny and we would hope that she may get there eventually but, for now, we will take it one race at a time. She has an active pedigree, her sire TOO DARN HOT is doing fantastically and looking to the future the plan would be for her to come back for our broodmare band. We have a selection of our own stallions that would suit her and she would be a lovely cross for them.”

Congratulations to all her connections and we wish this lovely filly the best of luck heading to Royal Ascot next week.