Sunday’s Insights: Promising Honor Code Ridgling Tries Two Turns


Honor A. P. | Fasig-Tipton

1st-SA, $50K, Msw, 2yo, 5 1/2f, 3:30 p.m. ET
Hall of Famer Bob Baffert unveils a pair of first-time starters for Gary and Mary West in this compact field of six. MALIBU STAR (Giant’s Causeway), a $450,000 KEESEP yearling purchase from the family of My Flag, Storm Flag Flying, Miner’s Mark, et al, counts the brilliant Personal Ensign as his third dam. High Velocity (Quality Road), the even-money choice on the morning line, brought $350,000 as a KEESEP yearling. He is out of the graded stakes-placed Ketel Twist (Dixie Union). TJCIS PPs

3rd-SA, $50K, Msw, 2yo, 1m, 4:32 p.m. ET
HONOR A. P. (Honor Code), produced by two-time Grade I heroine Hollywood Story (Wild Rush), caught the eye with a flashy rally from last of 10 to finish a strong second in his six-furlong unveiling at Del Mar Aug. 17 (Second Chances column). Owned by C R K Stable and trained by John Shirreffs, the dark bay fired a six-furlong bullet in 1:14 3/5 (1/5) at Santa Anita Oct. 4. The $850,000 FTSAUG graduate was the most expensive of 61 yearlings to switch hands from the first crop of his freshman sire. TJCIS PPs

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