Hot Mess Express remained perfect for 2021 with a win in Indiana Sires Stakes action Sunday, July 25 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. The Panther Hanover sophomore is now seven for seven in 2021.
Starting from post six, Hot Mess Express rolled straight to the lead for driver John DeLong, passing the quarter in :26.3. From there, she controlled the tempo, setting fractions of :55.2 and 1:23.2. In the stretch, Hot Mess Express opened up on the field, pacing home in :26.2 for the win by one and one-quarter lengths. Somethingbeautiful came from mid pack with a final panel in :25.4 to finish second for LeWayne Miller while Always A Spinster and Trace Tetrick finished third. The time of the mile was 1:49.4.
An overwhelming favorite, Hot Mess Express paid $2.10 for the win. She is owned by former NBA Star Sam Bowie, who now resides in Florida. Amy, Madeline and Ethan Giberson bred the filly, who is out of Illinois mare My Heart Was True. Hot Mess Express is a half sister to Indiana sired Devisser, who has earned six figures during his career and is still racing.
Hot Mess Express adds the win to her credentials after winning the $110,000 Nadia Lobell at The Meadowlands in a new lifetime mark of 1:48.3. She now has in excess of $400,000 in earnings. Tony Alagna trains the talented filly, who is now the fastest and highest earner for sire Panther Hanover. Panther Hanover now stands at stud in Ontario with his first foals hitting the ground in Canada this year.