Long Hot Summer bulled her way through a narrow opening along the inside rail and charged to a one-length victory in the five-furlong Daisycutter Handicap at Del Mar.
Content to stalk the leaders from fourth through the early stages of the race, the daughter of Street Boss cut the corner into the stretch and zipped through along the rail on her way to a convincing victory.
Bred in California by Harris Farms and Donald Valpredo, Long Hot Summer is out of Hotlantic, a multiple Stakes-winning daughter of Stormy Atlantic. Long Hot Summer is a half-sister to Pacific Heat (by Unusual Heat), winner of the Golden State Juvenile Fillies Stakes, Evening Jewel Stakes, and Xpressbet California Cup Oaks.
Street Boss is the sire of 2017 Stakes winners Rapper Dragon, winner of the Hong Kong Derby (a local G1) and the G2 Chairman's Trophy; Hence, winner of the G3 Iowa Derby and G3 Sunland Derby; Street Surrender, winner of the Southern Truce Stakes; and Big Handsome, winner of the Paradise Creek Stakes.
Street Boss will stand the upcoming breeding season at Northwood Park at a fee of $33,000 (inc. GST).