09/09/2014 3:18PM

Long Hot Summer eyes Grade 1 start


The 2-year-old Long Hot Summer might jump into a graded stakes sooner than expected. After she won her first two starts at Del Mar, including the Generous Portion Stakes, trainer Phil D’Amato initially planned to wait for the $200,000 Golden State Juvenile Fillies for statebreds Oct. 31 at Santa Anita.