Red Hot Sax notched the first black-type win for Saxon in the 2011 Burgess Queen Stakes and she’s racing as well as ever as a rising five year-old.
Red Hot Sax is part-owned and trained by David Harrison and cost only $11,000 from Heytesbury Stud at the 2010 Perth Magic Millions. Saturday’s victory in the TAB Touch Mobi Hcp (1400m) improved her record to 7 wins in 21 starts and $378,750 in prizemoney.
“I didn’t think the seven day back-up would present any problems,” Harrison said after the barrier-to-box victory. “She’s a tough mare and has a heart as big as a lion.”
Red Hot Sax (4m Saxon – Lonicera by Chanteclair) is a Heytesbury product through and through. Her dam was runner-up in the 2003 Burgess Queen and she is a sister to G2 Karrakatta Plate winner Climb The Vine.
Lonicera is by Heytesbury homebred Chanteclair who claimed a Group 1 double in the 1986 AJC Epsom – VRC Ampol (Emirates) Stakes.
Chanteclair’s sire Haulpak was based at Heytesbury in the 1980s alongside Robert Holmes a Court’s Melbourne Cup winner Silver Knight. He is rightly regarded as one of the greatest sires to ever stand in Western Australia.
Haulpak sired 235 winners of 1071 races at an astounding 79% strike-rate. He sired 33 stakes winners and they included G1 winners Starstruck, Chanteclair, Coal Pak, Miss Muffet, Highpak and Hold That Smile.
Saxon (Danehill) won the G2 Queensland Guineas and G3 Doomben Classic before retiring to Heytesbury. He was Sunspeed’s Champion freshman sire in 2010-11 and will stand for $5,500 (inc gst) service fees this season.
– Karl Patterson