AN INTERSTATE campaign is on the cards for classy mare Red Hot Tooth.
Speaking after the trotter’s success in the Lyn McPherson Memorial Gold Final at Melton just moments ago, trainer Kari Males revealed her plans of heading to Menangle in May.
Males has set her sights on the New South Wales Four and Five-Year-Old Trot series, which concludes with a $30,000 Final on May 26.
Between now and then, however, Red Hot Tooth’s schedule remains undecided.
“To be honest, I haven’t really looked past tonight,” Males said. “This race has been set out for her for a while, pretty much since she won it last year.
“I know the New South Wales series is there in a couple of months, but I haven’t decided on what she will do next.”
Driven by talented reinsman Zac Phillips, Red Hot Tooth was caught three-wide early from her second row draw before being sent forward to take the lead from Saxon Rose.
With the remainder of the Group One becoming a formality, the daughter of Yankee Paco cruised to a soft win from Sky Majesty and Fiery Mountain Girl in 1:55.8 over 1720 metres.
“She did is quite easily tonight,” Phillips said. “Once she got to the front she was never going to be run down.”
Bred and owned by Graham Bullock, Red Hot Tooth extended her record to 17 wins and nine placings from 39 starts for earnings of $254,805.