Sunday, October 12, 2008
Oh what a fine little filly Xtra Heat has produced! Elusive Heat broke just like her mama, going straight to the lead and never looked back in winning her first-out maiden attempt at Belmont today. Desert Stormer’s daughter Sheikh’s Serenade finished 5-1/2 lengths back in second for an easy $19.00 exacta (and $13.20 quinella). How appropriate considering today’s ninth race is the Xtra Heat Handicap! As further proof that quality racemares produce quality offspring: the third-place finisher Southern Charmer is the daughter of G3 Delaware Handicap winner Power Play whose 2003 colt Vegas Play won the Maryland Juvenile championship.