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Great Hot triumphs in G2 Raven Run S.


Saturday, October 22, 2011 |
Orientate had his second stakes winner of the day when Great Hot scored a come-from-behind win in the $250,000 Raven Run S. (G2) at Keeneland on Oct. 22. The 3-year-old Brazilian bred filly also won the $100,000 Torrey Pines S. at Del Mar in September and was third in the Grade 1 Lady's Secret earlier this month.

Orientate now has accounted for seven stakes winners with nine victories among them. Earlier in the day, 2-year-old Night Maneuver captured the $100,000 Bertram F. Bongard S. at Belmont Park.

Great Hot was seventh after a quarter mile in the seven furlong Raven Run. With her jockey Chantal Sutherland keeping her off the rail on the turn, she began to make up ground on the leaders. Still a couple lengths back with a furlong to go, Sutherland urged her mount on, and the dark bay filly responded strongly to win by a neck in 1:21.70.

“She’s been good to us since day one. She likes the synthetic, but I still believe she’s much better on the dirt,” said winning trainer A. C. Avila. “I’m going to talk to Mr. Dannemann (owner Luiz Dannemann) in Brazil, but I think the Breeders’ Cup.”

The Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) will be run in two weeks, on Nov. 4, at Churchill Downs.

With the win, Great Hot is now 4-0-2 in seven starts, earning $291,265. Great Hot broke her maiden in her home country last October before being moved to the States and into Avila's barn.