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Minister's Heat

Sire Latent Heat
Dam Knotty Ash
Sex G
YOB 2009
Trainer Craig Dollase
Location Hollywood

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We ran second to Latent Heat early in his career, so we have a pretty good idea how extremely talented he was. This is a big, beautiful, intelligent looking horse, and we thought we got him for a very fair price since the market has gone away from first-year horses.

Latent Heat was such a brilliantly fast horse it's just unthinkable that he won't get his share of quick ones. Latent Heat liked to get out and go early in his career and repeatedly ran 45 and change half miles before Bobby Frankel taught him to conserve that speed a bit. Once he did, Latent Heat beat champion sprinter Midnight Lute in the Malibu S.(G1) and followed up with a win in the San Carlos H.(G2), both over seven furlongs. Latent Heat has already sired seven two-year-old winners including a stakes winner and is in the top 10 leading first crop sires in winners and earnings.

Grade 1 wins were hardly unusual for sons of Maria's Mon, sire of Kentucky Derby(G1) winners Monarchos and Super Saver. This colt is from Latent Heat's first crop, but Maria's Mon has sired three stakes winners out of Northern Dancer line mares like this colt's dam.

This colt is the second foal of his dam, who is a winning half sister to $164,971 stakes winner Annie Cake, by Gate Dancer. The second dam is half sister to stakes winners Green Alligator, by Gate Dancer, and Lucky Lavender Gal, by Carson City, and to stakes-placed La Ville Rouge, by Carson City, the dam of the brilliant but ill-fated Kentucky Derby(G1) winner Barbaro, by Dynaformer.

This is a family that is already packed with black type but it's still improving every day, and this colt could add more black type to that catalog page.