PLEASANTON, Calif. (June 30, 2017) – With a graded stakes win on his resume, Rocket Heat heads a competitive field entered in Tuesday’s $50,000 Oak Tree Sprint Stakes at the Oak Tree at Pleasanton meeting.
Rocket Heat is by Latent Heat, out of the mare Slew’s Royalty mare Enjoy the Moment, was bred by Farfellow Farms, is owned by Mike Sanchez and trained by Vann Belvoir. He has six wins in 22 starts, earnings of $340,645 and is coming off a third in the June 10 Albany.
Northern California Yearling Sale traduate Pure Comedy is by Pure Prize, out of the Comic Strip mare Comedy Girl, was bred by H & E Ranch, is owned by Auyeng, Carpenter, Desimone, Kelly, et al and is trained by B McLean. The $33,000 purchase at the Northern California Yearling Sale has three wins in 14 starts, earnings of $75,275 and is coming off a seventh in a May 21 optional claimer.
Right Hand Man is by Street Boss, out of the Stormy Atlantic mare Storm Queen, was bred by Gordon Bithell, is owned by Blinkers On Racing Stable, Bennett, Wager, et al and is trained by Jeff Bonde. He has three wins in six starts, earnings of $111,280 and is coming off a ninth in the June 10 Albany.
Yahoo Tahoe is by McCann’s Mojave, out of the Ghazi mare Ghazi’s Lass, was bred by Steve Specht, is owned by Hollendorfer or Richard Robertson and is trained by Jerry Hollendorfer. He has nine wins in 37 starts, earnings of $243,056 and is coming off consecutive claiming wins.
Algenon is by Aragorn, out of the Swiss Yodeler mare Alpine Yodel, was bred by owner Rozamund Barklay and is trained by Len Kasmerski. He has four wins in 14 starts, earnings of $125,632 and is coming off a May 21 optional claiming win.
Kaabraaj is by Abraaj, out of the River Special mare Kaaaching, was bred by Clemans View Farm, is owned by Horseplayers Racing Club or Warlock Stables and is trained by Jeffrey Metz. He has six wins in 20 starts, earnings of $135,845 and is coming off an eighth in the June 10 Albany.
Raised a Secret is by Songandaprayer, out of the Bernstein mare Sensitive Soul, was bred by Dahlberg Farms, is owned by Dr. Rodney Orr and is trained by Mark Glatt. He has five wins in 31 starts, earnings of $492,130 and is making his first start since a fifth in the July 4, 2016 Thor’s Echo.
Quick and Silver is by Dunkirk, out of the Candi’s Gold mare Royal Confection, was bred by Elizabeth and David Whelan and Teresa and Steven Murphy, is owned by Dr. Rodney Orr and trained by Bill Delia. He has 12 wins in 34 starts, earnings of $263,570 and is coming off a third in a May 7 allowance.