Hot Mist was on the mark Saturday, opening her career with a victory at Tampa Bay Downs by more than two lengths.
The three-year-old filly scored for jockey Antonio Gallardo and trainer Christophe Clement in a seven-furlong maiden special weight, shifting out to find a clear path turning for home and kicking away in deep stretch.
Hot Mist is a daughter of Christophe’s Belmont Stakes hero Tonalist. Her dam is the Grade 3-winning mare Hot Stones, by Bustin Stones.
West Point bought Hot Mist as a yearling at the 2018 Keeneland September sale, a couple days before acquiring Grade 1 winner Decorated Invader at the same sale. Decorated Invader also is a member of the Clement Stable.