Adios Charlie Firster Too Fast for Debutante Foes


Stone Silent | Benoit Photo

Stone Silent, a $410,000 OBSMAR purchase off a speedy :20 2/5 breeze, ran five rivals off their feet in a sharp debut performance in Saturday's Fasig-Tipton Debutante S. at Santa Anita. The 3-1 second choice sped through an opening quarter in :22.08, kicked for home in complete command and never looked back as Kentucky Juvenile S. winner and $390,000 Fasig-Tipton digital sale buyback Tom's Regret ran on to narrow the gap.

“First I'd like to thank the trainer and the owners for the opportunity,” said winning pilot Ramon Vazquez. “I worked her three times in the morning, and I knew she was a nice filly. She broke good and got a good position and she responded really well.”

Asked if he expected to be on the lead, Vazquez said, “I wasn't surprised because she's a first timer and nobody knew that this filly could run.”

Trainer John Sadler added, “I think some of the commentators picked up on the fact that she worked :20 2/5 in the sale, so she's very quick. We were hoping that she went through and could run early because I knew she had a ton of speed.  Ramon was good, he came out and worked her three times and knew her. We hadn't really pressed her hard in the morning, we just got her fit because we knew the speed was in there.

“She'll go into the stake program for 2-year-old fillies at Del Mar. We have a couple of other ones coming along behind her, so it's good to have the first one out and get one under our belt.”

The winner's 22-year-old dam has also produced the dams of MGSW Last Judgment (Congrats) and SW/GSP Isolate (Mark Valeski). She produced another Adios Charlie filly last year before returning again to the Ocala Stud resident, who was a $400,000 OBSMAR grad himself.

FASIG-TIPTON DEBUTANTE S., $100,500, Santa Anita, 6-18, 2yo, f, 5f, :58.28, ft.
1–STONE SILENT, 119, f, 2, by Adios Charlie
                1st Dam: Travelator (MSW & MGSP, $647,672), by A. P Jet
                2nd Dam: Rajadiddle, by Raja's Revenge
                3rd Dam: Taradiddle, by Damascus
($410,000 2yo '22 OBSMAR). 1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN. O-Talla
Racing LLC, West Point Thoroughbreds & Edwin S. Barker;
B-William J. Terrell & Frank De Savino (FL); T-John W. Sadler;
J-Ramon A. Vazquez. $60,000. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0,
$60,000. *1/2 to Hollywood Jet (Uncaptured), SW, $231,160.
2–Tom's Regret, 123, f, 2, Tom's Tribute–Pure, by Quality Road.
($20,000 Ylg '21 FTCAYR; $390,000 RNA 2yo '22 FTDMAY).
O-Cinema Thoroughbreds, Michelle K. Beckerle, Saul Carrillo,
Victor M. Flores, Burton Johnson & Eugene Zondlo; B-DP
Racing, LLC (CA); T-Jorge Periban. $20,000.
3–E Z Pharis, 123, f, 2, American Pharoah–Ez Indy, by A.P. Indy.
($350,000 Ylg '21 FTCAYR). 1ST BLACK TYPE. O-Griffin Stables
LLC & Terry C. Lovingier; B-Terry C. Lovingier (CA); T-Walther
Solis. $12,000.
Margins: 3 1/4, 4 3/4, HF. Odds: 3.00, 0.60, 7.30.
Also Ran: Dancing Mo, Rousing Jewel, Paddle On Polly. Scratched: Smokem for You.
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