12/01/2006 12:00AM

Cajun Hottie wins Penn stakes


A mare who cost a mere $3,000 12 years ago continues to pay dividends for co-owners Ron Glorioso and Mark Rosen.

Cajun Hottie, a 2-year-old homebred daughter of the bargain buy Hot Little Dish, became a stakes winner Thursday night when she romped to a 5 1/4-length victory over 8-5 favorite Precisely Sue in the 30th running of the $42,900 Blue Mountain Juvenile at Penn National Race Course.

Hot Little Dish, purchased at Fairmount Park in 1994, went on to win 12 of 32 starts and $127,742. Cajun Hottie is her first stakes winner.

Cajun Hottie ($8.40), ridden by Jose Flores, covered six furlongs in 1:10.90 while winning for the third time in seven starts. Glorioso is also her trainer.

A Pennsylvania-bred daughter of Dixieland Heat, Cajun Hottie did not win until her fourth start, beating $12,500 maiden claimers at Philadelphia Park. She came into the Juvenile off a win against first-level allowance horses, also at Philly Park.