Speaking by telephone from South Florida, where he soon will be joined by Grade 2 Remsen hero Honor Code,
Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey said the A.P. Indy colt came out of
his victory in good order and will be prepared for a 2014 Triple Crown
impressed me the most was how he handled the day; he shipped over [from
Belmont Park] well and broke a lot better," said McGaughey. "They went
three-quarters in 1:17 but he was right there. He made the lead, lost it
and then refocused. They went the last part in 11 and change and he
beat a very nice horse [Cairo Prince] who'd run twice since Honor Code's
Code is now 2-1-0 from three career starts, having broken his maiden in
a last-to-first effort going seven furlongs at Saratoga Race Course and
then finishing second to Havana in the Grade 1 Foxwoods Champagne at a
mile at Belmont Park.
was watching the replay and he galloped out well, which is what [jockey
Javier Castellano] said in our conversation after the race," the
said Honor Code most likely would begin his 3-year-old campaign in
Florida but left open the option of returning to New York for the
Grade 1 Wood Memorial.
going to be here in Florida; we'll watch him and see how he's doing,"
he said. "I've got nothing specific in my head other than he'll start
when and where he tells us."