Only two days after seeing one son crowned Champion 2-Year-Old, TAPIT saw regally-bred son Greatest Honour make a statement on the Kentucky Derby trail with an easy victory in the Holy Bull (G3).
Racing over 1 1/16 miles on the Gufstream Park dirt, Greatest Honour broke from the seven-hole and was happy to race near the back of the field with just one horse beat. As they raced down the backstretch, Greatest Honour closed to race just a few lengths off the leader and used his wide run to range up beside the leaders in the turn.
In only a few strides, Greatest Honour had the lead and there was no catching the Shug McGaughey trainee as he cruised to an 5 ¾ length victory.
“[The Fountain of Youth] is what I’ve had on my mind,” McGaughey said of the colt’s next target. “I’m not going to leave Florida unless I’m forced to. I won’t have any trouble having him ready for the Florida Derby if I don’t want to run him there.”
A homebred Courtlandt Farm, it was the second straight victory for the colt, who was stepping up to stakes competition after breaking his maiden.
Greatest Honour is one of two foals out of Tiffany’s Honour, a half-sister to Champion 3-Year-Old Filly Rags to Riches and Belmont S. (G1) winner Jazil. Tiffany’s Honour’s Grade 1 winning granddam Blush With Pride is one of the most influential broodmares in recent years with her descendants also European Champion Peeping Fawn and Grade 1 winners Streaming, Thewayyouare, and multiple other graded stakes winners.