OH So Hot is a sizzling tale of love.
And the Taree filly will show that when she steps out in Monday’s $24,000 Hygain Feeds Romantic Dream 2YO Plate (1000m) at Tamworth.
She is one of seven juveniles making their debuts in the feature race.
Veteran jockey Robert Thompson, who rode Romantic Dream to a number of Group wins in the late 1970s, will ride Oh So Hot for his great mate, Ross Stitt.
They will jump from barrier three too and will take some beating, Stitt reckons.
“She’s a nice filly – a big and strong filly,” he said of the daughter of Sizzling.
“She looks like a Snitzel and has done everything right from day one.
“My track-work rider said she is going enormous and gives her a real, nice feel.”
She’s a nice filly – a big and strong filly. She looks like a Snitzel and has done everything right from day one. My track-work rider said she is going enormous and gives her a real, nice feel.Ross Stitt
Oh So Hot’s dam, Tale Of Love, won a two-year-old race in Melbourne and is a half sister to Southern Shimmer, a talented gelding who won 13 races for Stitt including a Coffs Cup at his last start.
Ross paid $32,000 for the filly and races her with one of his life long friends, Doug Maclean.
“We grew up together,” Stitt said. “We were next-door neighbours from about five [years old].”
A schoolteacher, Maclean will be in Tamworth on Monday. Stitt, however, cannot make the trip across.
The Romantic Dream 2YO Plate is the first race on the seven-race program, and jumps at 1.35pm.
In the race, four fillies will line up against two colts and a gelding in the annual scamper, to kick-start the racing careers of the talented youngsters.
Hawkesbury-trained Artie’s Rose might be one of the favourites after the daughter of Zoffany won a recent Gosford trial in impressive fashion, while Muswellbrook filly Dawnstar has drawn ideally in barrier one.
At the meeting, the Hunter and North west Racing Association will also plant a tree in memory of late, great Tamworth trainer Merv Corliss, who passed away this year.