Maywood Park (11/26/11)
Contact: Tom Kelley
HE’S SO HOT SCORCHES RIVALS IN COLE MUFFLER STAKE
Looking like a shopper searching for a deal on “Black Friday” He’s So Hot scampered around the half-mile oval at Maywood Park as though he was on a mission Friday night, completely destroying seven rivals by 8 ¾ lengths in 1:52.3 to win the $14,200 Cole Muffler Stake.
|Todd Warren and He's So Hot were all alone at the finish line of Friday's $14,200 Cole Muffler Stake at Maywood Park.|
Taking full advantage of their inside starting spot, driver Todd Warren sent the gelded son of Sportsmaster-She’s Redhot right to the front where he proceeded to roll through splits of 27.3, 55.3 and 1:24.1.
Despite feeling pressure from Little Pauli (John Roberts), who was parked alongside him the entire way, the Roger Welch trained He’s So Hot put that one away heading into the final turn. Easily staving off a bid from a pocket-sitting Gotta Let It Go (John De Long) with a wicked 28.2 final quarter, He’s So Hot was on cruise control as he notched his eighth win in 17 starts this season. Gotta Let It Go held on for second while TJ’s Rocky (Sam Widger) rallied for the show dough, 10 ¼ lengths behind the standout winner.
Coming off a very respectable fourth place finish despite a tough trip in the Windy City Pace, He’s So Hot was backed to the near exclusion of his opponents as he returned just $2.20, $2.10 and $2.10 while running his career earnings up to $249,700 for the partnership of W. C. De Long, W. P. De Long and E. J. Miller Jr.