By Bob Ehalt
Florida has been kind to Tonalist’s Shape, but a trip to Kentucky in the spring might be in her future.
The undefeated daughter of Tonalist enhanced her status as a contender for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) with an easy 3 3/4-length victory in the $150,000 Forward Gal Stakes (G3) for 3-year-old fillies Feb. 1 at Gulfstream Park. She became her sire’s first graded winner.
Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. launched his bid for the lead on the turn, and Tonalist’s Shape was in front by the top of the stretch, cruising under the wire in 1:24.77 on a fast track.
“She did everything right,” Ortiz said.
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