Client Success: Tonalist Colt Keeps To Task in Lone Star Maiden Win



RIGHT TONE (c, 3, Tonalist–Town Flirt, by Speightstown)

RIGHT TONE (c, 3, Tonalist–Town Flirt, by Speightstown) showed good early speed breaking for the lead under jockey Ramon Vazquez for opening fractions of :23.80 and :46.27. The Tonalist colt built a long lead in the drive and kept to task under strong urging while drawing off to win by five lengths. The final time for the 7 furlong test was 1:23.78.

Sales history: $40,000 Ylg ’19 KEESEP; $80,000 2yo ’20 OBSAPR.

Lifetime Record: 4-1-0-1, $36,730. O- Highlander Training Center; B-KatieRich Farms (KY); T-Robertino Diodoro.

Right Tone is represented by a yearling half-brother by Accelerate and a 2YO half-brother by California Chrome. His dam is barren to Twirling Candy this year.

Clark Shepherd (Shepherd Equine Advisers), bloodstock agent for Larry Hirsch (Highlander Training Center), purchased Right Tone at the 2020 Ocala Breeders’ Sales April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale from the consignment of Julie Davies.

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