It was an impressive debut victory for BLAME’s juvenile daughter Tonito’s on Saturday in a Maiden Special Weight with a late rush to get the win at Santa Anita.
Making her debut over six furlongs on the turf course, the filly was one of the back markers in the main pack with one beaten in that group. Racing over five lengths behind the front runners, Tonito’s went widest of all around the turn and had a clear path to the win.
The BLAME filly took over inside the final sixteenth with Mario Gutierrez letting her ease on by to win by a length.
Bred by Ghost Hollow Farm in Kentucky, Tonito’s is raced by a partnership consisting of Anderson Farms, ERJ Racing, Reddam Racing, John Fielding, and Ryan Lloyd with Doug O’Neill as trainer.
Tonito’s is part of a group of BLAME juveniles that count stakes winner Love The Nest as one of their generation and is the second foal out of the Street Cry mare Cry Value. That mare is out of the stakes-placed Value Stream, whose siblings include Grade 3 winner Buffum and the dam of Grade 3 winner Oxy Lady among her three stakes performing siblings.
Tonito’s third dam is the multiple stakes winning Storm Beauty. That mare is a half-sister to the Grade 2 winner and successful broodmare Gold Beauty, whose foals include champion Dayjur and Grade 1 winner Maplejinsky – the dam of U.S. champion Sky Beauty.