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Kentucky Derby 2019: Code of Honor Wins FOY

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02 Mar 2019 22:03 #369783 by mapoui
www.horseracingnation.com/news/Code_of_H...outh_Stakes_2019_123

Code of Honor's flat fourth in his season debut led Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey to ramp up the colt's training in recent weeks, and the move paid off Saturday when the W.S. Farish homebred roared past odds-on favorite Hidden Scroll to win the Grade 2, $400,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes.

Under jockey John Velazquez, the son of Noble Mission remained near the rail while running from the inside post and had held off a rallying Bourbon War by 3/4 of a length in the 2019 Kentucky Derby prep.

Code of Honor's final time for 1 1/16 miles was 1:43.85.

With the victory, McGaughey, who won the 2013 Derby with Orb, has qualified for this year's renewal set for May 4. The Fountain of Youth awarded points on a 50-20-10-5 basis to the Top 4 finishers.

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02 Mar 2019 22:06 #369784 by mapoui
So far this is prolly the one to beat in the Derby...

oh man! does he have a good pedigree or what! only one question it..it is very green, grassy..full of turf heavyweights.

but he has a coupe of good Main Track sires on his damside.

I am looking for the one to beat him. we will see

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02 Mar 2019 22:19 #369785 by mapoui
I did not bet this race...I came to it only yesterday afternoon. I did not know the horses and did not know how Code of Honor would run give his situation on paper. he had not run in a long time. came off hat long lay off and fourth in a small fade January . then is trainer worked him very hard mid January to Feb 23

that's a lot of effort in a shorts space. and January 5 to March 2 is 54 day lay off although Code had won his maiden race which proved he can run well fresh.

anyhow I was struck also by #5 horse Vekoma with a very fine pedigree, won his 2 races with a Beyer of over 101 for his last race. he is a stalker Vekoma and I figured he could ride any pace that those guys could set. or he could set one himself and wiyah the field at a mile and one sixteenth

then I tossed the fave #7 Hidden Scroll. the Hard Spun is not your most reliable sire for winning horses..and big time winning horses at the top level. he is just a tad below the real classy guys for producing class winners

the same goes for Curlin, the sire of the #8 Global campaign.

but that's as far as I got with the race. I did not have a chance to get to Code of Honor. I did a while ago..went through his pedigree thoroughly. he's got all he needs to go all the way

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02 Mar 2019 22:35 #369786 by mapoui
so I did not get back to the race today and looking at it thoroughly tonight I would have tossed the 4 also..but I would have played the 7 and 8 in the exotics. I would have played the 5 and the 1 for the win

the only other horse with real class in the race was #11. I will wait till I get the film to see what happened to him

#9 was a toss..#10 also...#6,#3 and #2

too much speed in the race and that rider on the 2 wud go crazy..and he did.
#3 was totally outclassed..no chance! stick him with a fork

#4 sire is dynamite, one of the tops sires currently but his damside is seriously problematic when it comes to class..which is why I tossed him. stick him with a fork

#9 also outclass so hand his fork..let him stick himself

#10 a horse with good form, in the third race of his cycle. good for the exotics

#11 the Grandsire of this horse is the is also the damsire of the winner Code of Honor. and I don't think he ran in the race. he may have been a sort of also eligible who was cut at race time. so was #10
anyhow #11 was a threat to run a good race if he did get in. where is that dam film?..I mean video

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03 Mar 2019 10:47 #369805 by ketchim
I need horse names not their # ! lol

will be going to Belmont with a group of horse loving fans ~

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03 Mar 2019 11:14 #369807 by mapoui
names and numbers here:

#2 Epic Dreamer finished 9th
#3 Gladiator King Dead last
#4 Bourbon War finished 2/second
#6 Signalman one of the race faves/not to me...pedigree outclassed totally/7th
#9 Everfast finished 8th
#10 Frosted Grace he did run in the race/finished tenth second to last
#11 Union Destiny: finished sixth/Ran a very good race

#1 Code of Honor winner
#4 Bourbon war Second
Vekoma Third
Hidden Scroll fourth/Fave exactly where he was supposed to be
Global Campaign Fifth another proper and right finsih/where he was supposed to

how the race finished
www.horseracingnation.com/race/2019_Fountain_of_Youth

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03 Mar 2019 11:36 - 03 Mar 2019 11:45 #369808 by mapoui
I would have lost had I bet on what I knew. I would have the winner and the third place finisher, but I would have tossed the horse that came second.

after I really dug into the pedigrees of the sires of Code of Honor, Galileo/Saddlers Wells, Danehill in there too.. Dixieland Band and his son Dixie Union in on the damside..I kicked myself for ignoring them as much as I have over the years as main track sire influences

the first 3 are powerful grass influences from overseas - England/Europe. but now I know they are powerful main track influences as well

Dixieland Band and Dixie Union have done very well in Triple Crown races, and are not to be ignored in the pedigrees of Tripe Crown contenders/those contenders must be seriously considered..all of them.

I tossed #4 Bourbon War unceremoniously because his damsire is Artie Schiller..a grass influence I hate..perhaps because I expected a lot more from him as a sire...but what he excels at is producing 'bits and pieces' horses: horses that do seconds and thirds and fourths far far more than they actually win races

so I suppose I was right about #4.. except that I did not have him in mind for the exotics at all, which on record of performance should have been my first consideration...#4 for all the exotics positions..but not for the win

but maaaaan!!! Saddlers Wells, Galileo, Danehill are truly powerful sires, whose progeny must be carefully considered at all times
Last edit: 03 Mar 2019 11:45 by mapoui.

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03 Mar 2019 13:32 - 03 Mar 2019 13:35 #369809 by mapoui
www.kentuckyderby.com/horses/leaderboard

War of Will
#1 LEADERBOARD
RANK 60 TOTAL
POINTS $440,840 NON-RESTRICTED
STAKES EARNINGS



Code of Honor
#2 LEADERBOARD
RANK 54 TOTAL
POINTS $338,070 NON-RESTRICTED
STAKES EARNINGS


Game Winner
#3 LEADERBOARD
RANK 30 TOTAL
POINTS $1,460,000 NON-RESTRICTED
STAKES EARNINGS
Bourbon War

#4 LEADERBOARD
RANK 21 TOTAL
POINTS $90,200 NON-RESTRICTED
STAKES EARNINGS


Country House
#5 LEADERBOARD
RANK 20 TOTAL
POINTS $80,000 NON-RESTRICTED
STAKES EARNINGS


Knicks Go
#6 LEADERBOARD
RANK 18 TOTAL
POINTS $656,085 NON-RESTRICTED
STAKES EARNINGS


Signalman
#7 LEADERBOARD
RANK 18 TOTAL
POINTS $392,840 NON-RESTRICTED
STAKES EARNINGS


Gunmetal Gray
#8 LEADERBOARD
RANK 18 TOTAL
POINTS $210,000 NON-RESTRICTED
STAKES EARNINGS
Last edit: 03 Mar 2019 13:35 by mapoui.

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03 Mar 2019 13:37 #369810 by mapoui
Long Range Toddy
#9 LEADERBOARD
RANK 16 TOTAL
POINTS $380,000 NON-RESTRICTED
STAKES EARNINGS


Mucho Gusto
#10 LEADERBOARD
RANK 14 TOTAL
POINTS $210,000 NON-RESTRICTED
STAKES EARNINGS


Tax
#11 LEADERBOARD
RANK 12 TOTAL
POINTS $167,500 NON-RESTRICTED
STAKES EARNINGS

Super Steed
#12 LEADERBOARD
RANK 10 TOTAL
POINTS $304,000 NON-RESTRICTED
STAKES EARNINGS

Mind Control
#13 LEADERBOARD
RANK 10 TOTAL
POINTS $295,000 NON-RESTRICTED
STAKES EARNINGS


Improbable
#14 LEADERBOARD
RANK 10 TOTAL
POINTS $239,520 NON-RESTRICTED
STAKES EARNINGS

Harvey Wallbanger
#15 LEADERBOARD
RANK 10 TOTAL
POINTS $208,320 NON-RESTRICTED
STAKES EARNINGS

Well Defined
#16 LEADERBOARD
RANK 10 TOTAL
POINTS $172,970 NON-RESTRICTED
STAKES EARNINGS

Vekoma
#17 LEADERBOARD
RANK 10 TOTAL
POINTS $147,600 NON-RESTRICTED
STAKES EARNINGS


Gray Attempt
#18 LEADERBOARD
RANK 10 TOTAL
POINTS $136,666 NON-RESTRICTED
STAKES EARNINGS

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