Multiple grade I winner Blame worked a half mile in :48 over the
Polytrack at Keeneland in Lexington on a cool, damp morning Sept. 27.
The move was the fastest of six works at that distance. The 4-year-old
son of Arch is scheduled to start in the Oct. 2 Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) at Belmont Park.
Ridden by Casey Chavez, Blame breezed at approximately 7:45 a.m. (EDT).
“He went :25 for the first quarter and :23 for the second quarter
and cooled out just right, which is the most important thing,” said
Blame’s trainer Al Stall Jr. “This was more of just a blowout type
work. We weren’t trying to gain anything by it fitness-wise. This was
just kind of a sharpener. It’s just very routine.”