• It's all Lewys Vaporizer in the $200,000 Steel Valley Sprint at Mahoning Valley.Posted 1 day ago
  • Solid Wager rolls late in the Cary Grant; Big Macher last at 2-5.Posted 2 days ago
  • Dolphus (Lookin at Lucky), 1/2 brother to Rachel Alexandra, wins his career debut at Fair Grounds.Posted 2 days ago
  • Rusty Slipper proves best in the 11-furlong Red Carpet.Posted 3 days ago
  • Exaggerator holds off Sunny Ridge to win the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot.Posted 3 days ago
  • Button Down soars to victory in the Cardinal.Posted 3 days ago
  • Jet Black Magic pulls the upset in the Delta Downs Princess.Posted 3 days ago
  • Cougar Ridge holds off Departing to win the Delta Mile.Posted 3 days ago
  • Sky Flight edges Aztec Brave in the Artie Schiller.Posted 3 days ago
  • In his second work back, California Chrome went 4f in :50.20 this morning at Los Alamitos.Posted 3 days ago

Sutherland has confidence in Great Hot

Jockey Chantal Sutherland

Chantal Sutherland is hoping for smoother sailing for Great Hot in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 La Brea Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at seven furlongs. Last out, in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint at Churchill Downs on Nov. 4, Great Hot was only three lengths off the lead at the half-mile marker in the seven furlong race before traffic problems eliminated any chance of victory.

The Brazilian-bred mare owned by Jessica Coudelaria and trained by A.C. Avila finished 11th of 12, beaten more than 23 lengths.

“She got kind of bumped on the turn and it was not the greatest trip,” said Sutherland, who has ridden the daughter of Orientate in her last six races, two of them victories. “I think she was a little overwhelmed and kind of went, ‘What?’

“But she’s a wonderful filly. She ran a pretty hard race the race before (winning the Grade II Raven Run at Keeneland by a head), and it was a little quick back (three weeks), but I think A.C. knows what he’s doing.

“Breeders’ Cup races are tough. But she’s versatile and she’s pretty cool. I’m excited and looking forward to getting things rolling again.”

The field for the La Brea, the eighth of nine races: Home Sweet Aspen, Joel Rosario, 9-2; Turbulent Descent, David Flores, 6-5; May Day Rose, Martin Garcia, 8-1; Include Me Out, Joe Talamo, 12-1; Sarah’s Secret, Rafael Bejarano, 12-1; Sugarinthemorning, Garrett Gomez, 12-1; Great Hot, Chantal Sutherland, 6-1; California Nectar, Hector Berrios, 20-1; and Teddy’s Promise, Victor Espinoza, 6-1.



comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories