With Dwyer next, Code of Honor 'a good summertime horse'

NYRA Press Office
May 26, 2019 03:33pm
With Dwyer next, Code of Honor 'a good summertime horse'
Photo: Courtesy of Keeneland
William Farish's Code of Honor was back to serious business this weekend, recording his first breeze Saturday morning since a runner-up effort in the Kentucky Derby with a three-furlong work in 37.33 seconds for Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey.

"He worked really well," McGaughey said. "Just an easy three-eighths to get him going again. He seemed to do it real easily, he came back good. We're moving forward. We're hoping to have a good summertime horse."

McGaughey is pointing the chestnut son of Noble Mission to the Grade 3, $250,000 Dwyer on July 6 at Belmont Park. McGaughey has won the Dwyer twice with Grade 1 winning millionaires Seeking the Gold (1988) and Coronado's Quest (1998).
 

Never worse than fourth in four career starts, Code of Honor won the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream Park over the winter and was third in the Grade 1 Florida Derby before his runner-up effort in the Derby. He is a Farish homebred out of graded stakes winner Reunited.

The Dwyer, which runs around a one-turn mile, is also expected to attract Grade 2 Blue Grass winner Vekoma for his first start since the Kentucky Derby.

McGaughey spoke Saturday of impressive maiden winner
 Passing Out, who has not raced since breaking her maiden over the turf at Gulfstream Park in late February. The Stuart Janney III and Phipps Stable-owned daughter of Orb is pointed to a first-level allowance event on June 2 over the Widener turf course.

 

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