Greatest Honour Expected Favorite

Currently Greatest Honour expected favorite at the 2021 Kentucky Derby is looking ready. The Kentucky Derby is only a couple of months away and we are in the thick of the Derby prep races. However, Greatest Honour, one of the early contenders to win the Derby, is coming off a win in the 1 1/16-mile Fountain of Youth, and is expected to participate in the Grade 1 Florida Derby on March 27.

“We shipped him back to Payson last night (Saturday). He seemed to be good this morning,” trainer Shug McGaughey said between races Sunday. “I thought he ran a great race yesterday considering what he had to overcome. Some obstacles he never had before. To be able to do that going a mile and one sixteenth over that track. Against a good horse who was second I thought was very good.”

Secondly, Greatest Honour is strong. Extremely tough.

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Greatest Honour Expected Favorite

McGaughey confirmed the 1 1/8-mile Florida Derby. A race he won with Orb as a final prep before his victory in the 2013 Kentucky Derby. Would be next on the agenda for Greatest Honour if all goes well over the next four weeks. Remember Orb?

“It could be a concern coming back in four weeks off a hard race like he had yesterday, and if there is, I won’t run,” McGaughey said. “There are other options the following week like the Wood or the Blue Grass, or I could go right ahead and train him up to the Derby. He’s the type of horse who can get fit without much problem.”

March 12, 2021 by : Posted in odds No Comments

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