HOT AND TREACHEROUS

Slot holder: Honey Bros.
Breeding: Captaintreacherous – Hothooves
Trainers: Brian & Gareth Hughes
Owners: Miss B J Twomey, Mrs K M Brown, Four Four Two Syndicate
Breeders: Breckon Farms Ltd
Prizemoney: $142,940 Career: 27-9-4-4

Veteran driver Maurice McKendry believes Hot And Treacherous will be a major player in the $900,000 The Race by Grins (2200m) at Cambridge Raceway on April 14.

The Brian and Gareth Hughes-trained gelding heads into the race in good form, having won the Gr.3 Summer Cup (2200m) in February before placing in the Gr.2 City Of Auckland FFA (2200m) behind The Race rivals South Coast Arden and Self Assured.

“I think he would fit right in,” regular driver Maurice McKendry said.

“He just keeps on getting better and I think he will be even better in six months or another year.

“But he is up to them now and if he drew well he could give it a shake."