Oak Tree Handicap Draws Summer Hit

PLEASANTON, Calif. (June 18, 2014) – Multiple graded stakes winner California-bred Summer Hit is the 124-pound high weight for Saturday’s inaugural $100,000 Oak Tree Handicap at the Oak Tree at Pleasanton meet.

Summer Hit is by Bertrando, out of the Tough Knight mare Mia F Eighteen, was bred by Kenneth & Janice Heidt, is owned by John Carver and Jerry Hollendorfer and trained by Hollendorfer. He has 11 wins in 20 starts, earnings of $532,219 and is coming off a win in the May 26 All American Stakes.

Footbridge is by Street Cry, out of the Dubai Millenium mare Thousand Islands, was bred by Darley, is owned by Godolphin Racing and trained by Eoin Harty. He has three wins in 10 starts, earnings of $146,786 and is coming off consecutive optional claiming wins.

Beast of Bourbon is by Kela, out of the Smokester mare Smokin’ Vigor, was bred by Epona Equine, John Mendenhall, Edwin Gredvig and Steve Bussjaeger, is owned by Carpenter, Desimone, Kelly, McLean, Nunes et al and is trained by Bill McLean. He has seven wins in 17 starts, earnings of $142,635 and is coming off consecutive wins.

Cahill Chrome is by Cahill Road, out of the Bold Badgett mare Takes Two to Mango, was bred by SLU and is owned by trainer Jose Bautista. He has four wins in 30 starts, earnings of $107,869 and is coming off a June 1 claiming win.

Just Win Baby is by The Daddy, out of the Event of the Year mare The Shulamite, was bred by Greg Norman, is owned by David O’Donnell and Ed Maier and is trained by Quentin Miller. He has three wins in 19 starts, earnings of $79,484 and is coming off a fourth in a June 5 optional claimer.

Longview Drive is by Pulpit, out of the Wild Again mare Wild Vision, was bred by Winchell Thoroughbreds, is owned by Steve Beneto and trained by Jerry Hollendorfer. He has three wins in 22 starts, earnings of $276,722 and is coming off a second in the May 26 All American.