10/01/2010 4:36PM

No Other Tone stretches out


No Other Tone will be going down a new path on Sunday, when she makes her two-turn debut in the $60,000 Chaves County at Zia Park in Hobbs, N.M. The one-mile race for fillies and mares drew a field of eight, including A.P. Flatter, a winner of back-to-back stakes in July and August.

No Other Tone has been sprinting for a living, and has a 5-for-11 record at one turn. But she will branch out in the Chaves County, and gets pedigree support for the added ground as a daughter of Iowa Derby winner Touch Tone.

“I think she will go two turns if she’ll relax,” said Jack Bruner, who trains No Other Tone for Tom Durant. “Her father and mother both were two-turn horses, and she should be if she’ll just relax a little bit.”

No Other Tone is from the mare No Other Name, who won two turf routes including the $100,000 La Senorita at a mile at Retama Park.

No Other Tone comes into the Chaves County off a runner-up finish in the $50,000 Valor Farm at Lone Star Park on July 10. She was beaten a nose in the six-furlong race that has produced two next-out winners. The seventh-place finisher, Blackie’s Crown, came back to take a first-level allowance at Retama with a Beyer Figure of 94, while the ninth-place finisher, She’s a Bond Girl, accounted for a first-level allowance at Remington Park, with a Beyer of 85.

No Other Tone has since worked a pair of bullet five-eighths at Zia, one in 58.40 seconds Sept. 14.

“She’s had two great works over the surface,” Bruner said. “I’m very pleased with her works. We’ll see if she can do it.”

A.P. Flatter won the $40,000 Fern Sawyer at Ruidoso Downs on July  10, then in her most recent start Aug. 14 took the $30,000 Chamisa at the Downs at Albuquerque. Since the Chamisa, three of the horses A.P. Flatter defeated have won allowances at Albuquerque.