Tenth Winner For Freshman Sire Heatseeker
Savvy Hester broke her maiden at Woodbine on December 6th by 6 1/4’s lengths defeating a field of 9.
The Heatseeker juvenile filly is out of the winning Miswaki broodmare Changeable. She was bred in Kentucky by Runnymede Farm Inc. & The Peter J. Callahan Revocable Trust Dated 2/28/02; races for Debmar Stables and trainer Ricky Griffith.
Savvy Hester ‘rated in midpack, closed along the rail on the turn, swept to the lead late turn, widened and finished well in hand.’ She improved her record to a win and a second place finish from four starts with earnings now of $25,470.
Heatseeker, a nine-year-old by Giant’s Causeway out of the Defensive Play mare Rusty Back, stands at Harris Farms in Coalinga, California. He has 60 two-year-olds in his first crop and to date he has ten winners, one stakes winner and two stakes-placed juveniles from his first crop to race.
Heatseeker won seven times from 17 starts in four seasons of racing, capped by a win in the 2008 Santa Anita Handicap (G1) where he set a track record of 2:00.42 for 11/4 miles on Santa Anita’s Park’s synthetic surface. He also won two other graded stakes for his career.