Salutos Amigos had his connections thinking about wheeling him back in one week for the Breeders' Cup Sprint after he captured his first stakes in Saturday's Grade 3, $200,000 Bold Ruler Handicap at Belmont.
Eased just off the pace in the turn by red-hot jockey John Velazquez, favored Blofeld then rallied along the rail to win the $200,000 Futurity Stakes by three-quarters of a length Oct. 5 at Belmont Park.
Jockey Rajiv Maragh underwent surgery the morning of Sept. 28 at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y., to repair a broken right arm suffered when he was unseated during the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park.
As owner Robert Evans started to walk away after accepting the trophy for Tonalist's victory in the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup, he was stopped and asked if his colt could become the champion 3-year-old by winning the Breeders' Cup Classic.
Main Sequence earned his third consecutive grade I win in the United States since arriving from England when he narrowly outfought Twilight Eclipse by a neck in the $600,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Sept. 27 at Belmont Park.