First Black-Type Winner, New Debut Winner for Tonalist

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 16:54

First-crop stallion Tonalist is wrapping up 2019 on a high with a stakes winner, a debut winner and a number of black-type placings in the past few weeks.

The Classic-winning stallion had his first black-type winner with Tonalist’s Shape, who won Gulfstream Park’s Hut Hut S. by a commanding nine lengths at the end of November. The filly, who now boasts a perfect three-for-three record and winnings of $98,280, earned an 89 Beyer Speed Figure for her stakes-winning performance.

The son of Tapit tallied two more black-type placings recently with fillies Playtone and Lucky Jingle. The former was runner-up in Aqueduct’s Key Cents S. over six furlongs on dirt, while the later completed the trifecta in the Wait a While S. going one mile over the Gulfstream sod.

Just this week Tonalist had a run of impressive maiden special weight winners across the country. Tonapita, a $120,000 two-year-old in training, graduated when stretched out to a mile over the Tampa Bay Downs turf course for trainer Christophe Clement on Saturday. Craig Singer’s homebred Runway Dreamer rallied home to break her maiden on Sunday at Gulfstream Park, while Truth Hurts was successful in her career unveiling over dirt at the Big A that same day.

With the precocity and versatility showcased by his juveniles, it looks like anything is possible for Tonalist in 2020.