July 11 Insights: $500k Honor Code Colt Debuts at Laurel


Honor Code Sarah K. Andrew

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1st-LRL, $40k, 2yo, 5 1/2f, 1:10 p.m. ET

A well-bred colt from the family of Horse of the Year and Champion 2-year-old Favorite Trick (Phone Trick) will attempt to become the first winner for his freshman sire in Thursday’s opener at Laurel. St. Elias Stable and West Point Thoroughbreds’ NIGHT CODE (Honor Code) is a half-brother to the precocious Moonshine Memories (Malibu Moon), who captured her first three lifetime starts as a juvenile, including victories in the GI Del Mar Debutante S. and GI Chandelier S. Night Code fetched $500,000 as a yearling at the Keeneland September Sale and enters this maiden special contest for trainer Steve Asmussen after recording a bullet half-mile breeze out of the gate at Keeneland in :46 2/5 (1/17) June 25. TJCIS PPS

5th-DEL, $34k, 3yo/up, f/m, 6f, 3:15 p.m. ET

Dell Ridge Farm homebred Accumulate (Hard Spun) makes her career bow in Delaware’s card Thursday afternoon. The Cathal Lynch trained-filly is a half-sister to GI Carter S. hero and third-crop stallion Morning Line (Tiznow).  TJCIS PPS


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