Slick Debut Winner for Tale of the Cat

Making a stylish winning debut at Gulfstream on the weekend was Hot and Spicy (3f Tale of the Cat x Dynamite Cocktail, by Dynaformer). Prepared by Harold James Bond, Hot and Spicy was not fancied by punters, but belied the lack of interest to stalk the leaders before surging away to win the seven and a half furlong maiden on turf by a length and a half. A $250,000 Keeneland September purchase, Hot and Spicy is a half-sister to Grade I placed stakes-winner Hollinger.