Mallios. Just because a colt could win the triple crown doesn't mean the year would automatically be boring. What if one won the crown then another won the Haskell travers JCGC and breeders cup? Hey you never know what could happen! Look at will take charge! :)
I also think this horse wants distance. Just a little more track and he would have had Havana and would now be undefeated. That and also if he didn't have to go 8 or 9 wide on the turn!
Also Him being a son of AP Indy, who was a late developer, this colt looks to only get better and better. Not regress as most juveniles do
Great article. Normally this is exactly my thinking as well. Most juveniles either never make it to the big dance or many of the quality ones do but get an awful trip or an off track and it just isn't their day. I truly believe the Derby is the hardest race in the world to win. Navigating through 20 horses as a three year old at a distance they have never run before- it is difficult. That is why I have a feeling deep in my gut that 2014 will be different. And it's all because of this fabulous colt Honor Code. He has so much going for him that I truly think everything will like up for him on the first Saturday in May. A great trainer who will take his time and not push the colt into situations he isn't ready for. The colt has already handled a sloppy track and navigated through traffic like a race car driver. He has already handled a two turn longer distance race while skipping the juvenile. He has been tested and proven his worth by fighting back for the win and showing his true heart. This horse could possibly be the one to do it all that we have been waiting so long for. And I feel blessed to be able to watch it all unfold, and proud that I have supported him from the very start when so was flipping through channels, landed on tvg and saw his beauty pulling away in the slop that got my so excited for a horse since Barbaro. Go Honor Code!
You also can throw in the fillies too. I believe She's a Tiger will win it and I am still undecided about who the best is right now although I am a Tiger fan :P (Go Auburn!)
Anyone else besides Mary? Since no one else really answered the question
Why do you think will win the two year old eclipse? But then who do you think is the best two year old in training? I think Havana will win but that Honor Code is the best two year old right now
Who do you think*
Not sure why people keep saying everyone is making up excuses for why it wasn't a good race. It was a damn good race. But no one can argue that Dude didn't run his race because he is a one dimensional horse and has to have the lead. He cannot hit is high cursing speed without being alone on the lead. As soon as I saw he was third I knew he would get passed before hitting the finish line. Unfortunately one of the downsides to him but I still love the old guy. He's solid and sound and still gives his fans excitement when he puts it all together every now and then. I just really hope he gets at least one eclipse before returning as I think he is more than deserving. Maybe next year
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