Hard to ‘Fault’ This Daughter of Blame

Fault (Blame–Charming N Lovable, by Horse Chestnut {SAf}), winner of the grassy GII Buena Vista S. in her local debut at Santa Anita Feb. 17, switched to dirt in style with a dominating victory in Saturday’s GI Santa Margarita S. The 7-2 chance raced in midpack through a :22.92 opening quarter, began to roll with a flashy sweeping move on the far turn and showed no signs of slowing down in the stretch, storming home to a dominating victory. Mended (Broken Vow) was second; Mopotism (Uncle Mo) was third. The final time was 1.50.58. Sales history: $120,000 yrl ’15 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 15-5-3-2. O-Agave Racing Stable or Little Red Feather Racing; B-Claiborne Farm (Ky); T-Phil D’Amato.