Blame Stakes Winner Dynamic One Could Be Foster Bound

Repole Stable, Phipps Stable, and St. Elias Stable’s $200,000 Blame Stakes winner Dynamic One could target the $750,000 Stephen Foster (G2) on July 2 as his next start, according to his Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher.

“We’ve always had high expectations for him and always felt like there’s enough talent to break through to the next level,” Pletcher said. “I think yesterday was a step in that direction. He showed it in the Curlin and showed it when he just missed in the Wood Memorial (G2). It seems like he’s improved a bit with each start and has been more consistent. Hopefully he continues that upward trajectory.”

Pletcher also noted the $400,000 Suburban (G2) at 1 ¼ miles at Belmont Park on July 9 could be an option for Dynamic One, a 4-year-old Union Rags colt out of the Smart Strike mare Beat the Drums.

Dynamic One recorded a Brisnet Speed Rating of 101 for his win Saturday, only one point off his career best in last year’s $120,000 Curlin at Saratoga.

Saturday’s one-length win in the Blame Stakes was one of four victories on the card for his jockey Tyler Gaffalione.

“It was a really big day to win both the Blame and the Aristides (aboard Bango) and two others,” Gaffalione said. “Dynamic One really seems like he’s figuring things out.”

The Stephen Foster is a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” event toward the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) held Nov. 5 at Keeneland. Nominations for the 1 1/8-mile Stephen Foster close Saturday, June 18.

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