Hot Stuff on Super Bowl Sunday
Susan Casnerís Mr. Hot Stuff put it all together to break his maiden today at Santa Anita Park in a Maiden Special Weight going one mile on the main track with jockey Corey Nakatani in the irons. The WinStar Farm homebred settled eight lengths off the lead under mild fractions of 23.4 and 47.2. He swung wide into the stretch and came from dead last to win by 1 ĺ lengths in 1:35.4.
The Tiznow son is a full brother to stablemate Colonel John. He was making his fifth start after showing improvement in his previous start on January 17 when he finished a troubled third going 1 1/6 miles. Trainer Eoin Harty has always had faith in the colt who had been quite green in his first three starts.
"The light finally went on," said Harty after the January 17 race. "It looks like he knows what he is supposed to do now."
Mr. Hot Stuff is an impressive looking black 3-year-old colt whose disposition bears little resemblance to his older brotherís disciplined and composed manner. An analogy might be Eton Schoolmaster meets Dennis the Menace. Both colts have inherited much of their sireís talent, heart, and sound conformation, but Mr. Hot Stuff seems to have inherited his damís fiery temperament and playful attitude as well as her black coat, attributes which attracted her buyer, Susan Casner.
Bred in Kentucky by WinStar Farm, Mr. Hot Stuff is out of the Turkoman mare Sweet Damsel. The mare has a 2-year-old full sister to Colonel John and Mr. Hot Stuff (Kayce Ace) and an unnamed yearling colt by Speightstown at WinStar Farm.