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Purely Hot Satin and Lace S PID

Purely Hot was a hot commodity this past winter at Penn National, when the just turned 5-year-old mare hit rock bottom in the claiming ranks. Trainer Nick Caruso couldn’t resist taking her for $4,000 on Jan. 10 (a race she won by six lengths), lost her for $8,000 next time out on Feb. 16, and took the plunge again on March 20–it was the third consecutive claim for the daughter of Pure Prize and Caruso got her back for $10,000. When she reappeared on May 29 at Presque Isle Downs, Purely Hot ran in a starter allowance, which she dominated, winning by three and a half lengths.

Purely Hot has come far in a short time, and she is no longer a cheap claimer. Competing in the name of Tuozzo Racing, she dominated in her stakes debut–the $100,000 Satin and Lace S. at Presque Isle Downs on Sunday, June 9.Stalking the early pace to the turn in the five and a halffurlong sprint, she pulled even with the leaders while circling three wide and drew off in the stretch under strong urging from jockey Harry Vega to score by five lengths. She stopped the clock in 1:03.22, .41 seconds faster than in her prior start, and remains undefeated over the Tapeta surface from three outings.

A winner on the dirt, turf and all-weather surfaces, Purely Hot launched her career at Laurel Park in December 2011 for her breeders, Dr. and Mrs. A. Leonard Pineau, who foaled her at their Three Pines Farm in Glyndon, and campaigned her under the name Triple Tree Stables. She won her debut, a six-furlong maiden special weight, by digging in and holding off Tanka by a head. Two off-the-board finishes in allowance company prompted a drop to $25,000 claimers in March 2012–she won by a length and a quarter and was taken by Todd Beattie. Back and forth between allowances and claiming tests for Beattie, with wins in each, Purely Hot was nabbed once again, as owner Peggy Serviss and trainer John Locke scored for $12,500 on July 25, 2012. Six starts and two wins later, Purely Hot was locked in the claiming battle this past winter between Locke and Caruso.

For her career, Purely Hot has nine wins from 20 starts, was second or third five times, for earnings of $194,710. She is the second foal out of Wood Not, a daughter of Kissin Kris and the top notch Maryland-bred racemare Wood So. Wood Not was a three-time winner of $74,200, but that paled in comparison to her dam. Wood So was a four-time stakes winner of $530,155, with three of her stakes wins coming in graded company, topped by the 1992 Barbara Fritchie
Handicap-G2. A daughter of Baederwood out of the Bold Monarch mare Impudence, Wood So went on to produce two stakes winners (Allwood and Iwoodificould).

The Pineaus claimed Wood Not late in her career for $14,000 at Timonium in 2005. They have bred four foals out of the mare, including her current 2-year-old, a full brother to Purely Hot named T Sizzle, who has yet to start.

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