Honor Code made Shug McGaughey's meet when he won the Whitney Invitational Aug. 8. Paced by the Grade 1, the stable produced six wins through Saturday's card. Honor Code is waiting for Belmont Park in the fall but McGaughey has plenty of ammunition from his barn at the Oklahoma Training Track and another at the Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland.
McGaughey went through part of his training chart with The Special's Sean Clancy.
Bene Pista: "I like her, daughter of Carriage Trail. She's in (Sunday), she's got the 1 post, that won't help."
Bokeelia Island: "Half-brother to Point Of Entry. I like him, he's a big, lanky colt who doesn't have a lot of speed but he'll be finishing. A lot like Point Of Entry, he's got a ways to go body-wise (second Friday in his debut)."
Coming Attraction: "Tapit filly, half sister to Parading, broke her maiden here on the turf and has done really well since then. She'll run back on Travers Day."
Dancing All Night: "Parading 2-year-old filly, she acts like she's quick, will probably run at Belmont."
Imagining: "He speaks for himself. Sword Dancer on Travers Day. Training well, he's been running well. No Main Sequence this year."
Inspector Lynley: "Lemon Drop Kid 2-year-old colt out of Criminologist, done everything right around here, will probably run the last weekend on the turf."
Morse Code: "Tapit half-brother to Honor Code, will probably get started in the middle of September. Body-wise, he's not like him, he's more compact. Has a little bit of Tapit in him, you have to work around him a little bit, he could have a future."
Sail Ahoy: "He's a 2-year-old half-brother to Point Of Entry, by Bernardini. Sort of the same type, maybe a little more stout in his body than Point Of Entry at this stage. Hopefully, run Travers Day."
Ironicus: "Came out of his Fourstardave really well, wasn't planning on running him until the Shadwell Mile, but if he continues to go the way he's going now, I'm going to run him in the Bernard Baruch (Sept. 7)."
On Leave: "Ironicus' half-sister, by War Front. I like a lot. She's trained well on the dirt, but probably going to run her on the turf here on the 30th or the 31st."
Honor Code: "Came out of the Whitney in great shape. Probably breeze him over the weekend, not sure when. I'm pointing him for either the Jockey Club Gold Cup or the Kelso on October 3."
La Madrina: "She runs at the end of the month. In her first turf race back (Aug. 5), she was in some trouble and didn't get out until late. (Joel) Rosario said she handled it well, so we'll try her back on it."
J Wonder: "European filly, she was fourth in the Beaugay, will probably run at Belmont in the Noble Damsel going a mile."
All In Fun: "Beaten a length and a half in the Lake George, runs back in the Riskaverse Thursday. Second to Miss Temple City at Pimlico."
Fast Retailing: "She won going a mile and an eighth on the dirt here. If there was a mile and an eighth race back at the end of the month . . . but there isn't. I'll probably put her in main track only. She's two turns and is going to need time. If I don't find the right thing, I might wait for Keeneland."
Sabbatical: "She got put up on the dirt. She'll run on the grass, too. She's probably better on the grass, but you need a mile and a quarter or a mile and a half. She's a three-other-than so that's not easy."
Take Charge: "She's at Fair Hill. She's a full-sister to Reload. I like her."
Bombs Away: "A real nice 2-year-old, first foal out of Protesting, by Smart Strike. I had him ready to run but he had a little bit of a tibia problem so we stopped on him."
Lunar Evening: "Half-sister to Hymn Book, she's at Fair Hill. She's run twice, she won and we gave her some time for really no reason and she came back and finished third, she's in at Laurel on (Sunday)."
Onus: "She broke her maiden by 8 (at Laurel) and then she came back and won by 10, set a new track record. She's going to run in the Commonwealth Oaks on the 26th."
Orient Harbor: "She's one of my favorites, she was second, beaten a neck here, she's back in on Sunday. She just goes over there and gives it her all every time."
Fair Point: "She was second at Aqueduct in November and won the last race (Friday). She had a few minor problems when we sent her to Payson, just had to give her some time, she really grew up, she probably wants to run farther than 6 ½, she came home the last part of it, I think she's got a future."
Shore Leave: "He's by Flatter, a half to Orb. He's still in Ocala, he's one of our best colt prospects. I just stopped on him in April, he's back breezing now. When I get back down below, I'll start moving some around. He's bigger than Orb. He's a nice horse."
Bel Citron: "She's a half-sister to Air Support, by Lemon Drop Kid. I was going to run here Sunday, but she broke a little slower than I wanted the other day. She's 3. She had a back leg problem last year, she'll run in the next grass race going a mile, a mile and a sixteenth."
Run Of The River: "Got beat a nose at Pimlico in April. She had a real troubled trip here the other day, she'll run back at the end of the month. She's a really hard filly to ride. Edgar (Prado) fits her well. She's got no mouth, these young riders reach up...Solis won on her the first time, he said he never picked up the reins until the first turn. She runs in a neck strap."
Promote: "He's a Blame colt, out of Collusion, she's never had much, but I think this is a nice solid colt."
Top Billing: "He's in on the turf (Saturday). He came back from a pretty bad injury when he cracked his cannon bone, he ran a really good race at Keeneland, beaten a nose to Noble Bird. I've been disappointed in his races since Keeneland. He seems to like the turf and he'll probably like the distance. On the dirt, he's been taking himself way out of it, I hope the turf will keep him from doing that."