Ranking the Dynaformers-Number 3: Dynaski

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 "voss_hoses_dynaski_2.jpg"Dynaski falls next in line on the countdown, checking in at number three. Armata Stable’s charge has grown from a talented maiden to a accomplished open stakes performer in his brief seven race career. 


Dynaski (Dynaformer-Ski Racer (Fr), Ski Chief): Potential can be a heavy word to shoulder around, but Dynaski has toted it quite nicely during his hurdle career for Tom Voss. Winless in 10 career starts on the flat for Jimmy Bond, the 6-year-old has blossomed since getting as career change in the spring of 2008.

Voss sent Dynaski out for his first start over hurdles at Great Meadow in May and he ran a solid second to the talented Run The Light, in what was a precursor of things to come. He broke his maiden 14 days later at Radnor, prompting Voss to tell Steeplechase Times “He a real good horse, I think.”

We think so too Tom.

Dynaski tested novice stakes foes in his next start and ran off with Saratoga’s Ninepins in July, closing from 10 lengths out of it to win going away. He was upset by the eventual divisional champion The Price Of Love in the Mickey Walsh a month later when his patented late run fell a neck short. Injured in the aftermath, Dynaski missed almost a year but returned intent on fulfilling the promise he left behind.

Dynaski resurfaced at the Spa August 21 and wooed onlookers in the paddock prior to the restricted Ben Nevis Stakes. He ran even better than he looked. Running wide for much of 2 1/16 miles, Dynaski toyed with eight rivals before drawing clear by 1 3/4 lengths. Like 2008, he was upset in his second Saratoga start, when he just missed by a neck to the accomplished Terpsichorean. Dynaski bid the restricted ranks goodbye in his last stat, when he ran second to Red Letter Day in Belmont Park’s Grade I Lonesome Glory Stakes September 20.