Wilgerbosdrift’s blue blooded stallion Fire Away gained yet another boost to his stellar pedigree when Fire Away’s close relative Dynamic One landed the prestigious G2 Suburban Stakes at Belmont Park on Saturday.
A four-year-old colt by Union Rags, Dynamic One turned for home with a strong burst and appeared poised to blow past the dueling leaders, First Captain and Untreated . Once Dynamic One grabbed the lead, he began running in tandem with his rivals rather than pulling away.
While his momentum was quelled, his desire was unquenched as he engaged in a duel to the wire with First Captain before prevailing by a nose in the 1 1/4-mile stakes.
Dynamic One, a $725 000 buy, registered his first graded score win Saturday after placing in three graded stakes and winning the restricted Curlin Stakes and listed Blame Stakes.
“He’s getting a little better all the time,” winning trainer Todd Pletcher said. “He got kind of a tough race first time back at Tampa. He made a move forward at Keeneland and then put together probably his most professional race last time in the Blame and it seems like he keeps getting a little better and is starting to figure things out. He’s a horse we always had high hopes for.”
Runner up in last year’s G2 Wood Memorial, Dynamic One, likely to be aimed at the G1 Jockey Club Gold Cup, is out of the Smart Strike mare Beat The Drums.
The latter in turn is a daughter of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner, and champion, Storm Flag Flying. Storm Flag Flying herself was produced by yet another Breeders’ Cup winner in the form My Flag -a daughter of yet another Breeders’ Cup winner in the form of Personal Ensign -granddam of the very exciting young sire Fire Away.