Hot Seat easily

Hot Seat ridden by Alana Kelly wins the Kingsgate Village 0 - 58 Handicap at Kilmore on Saturday. Photo: Brett Holburt/Racing Photos

Maldon-trained galloper Hot Seat scored an impressive win at Kilmore races on Saturday.
It was the seven-year-old gelding’s first victory since May 30 last year.
Co-trainers Brian and Ashley McKnight had no worries as Hot Seat, ridden by apprentice Alana Kelly, dominated the 0-58 benchmark Kingsgate Village Handicap over 1200m.
Appreciating the good track, Hot Seat (an $11 chance) won by two and a half lengths from Booze Free.
Kelly also rode Hot Seat at his last win at Ballarat Synthetic.
By Star Witness from Hot Riff, the winner was purchased by Oakford Racing for $14,000 at the Inglis Vobis Gold Yearling Sale in 2015.
The McKnights have excellent training facilities at their Maldon complex, and Hot Seat’s sixth victory came at his 43rd start, for stablemoney now in excess of $135,000.