Hallandale Beach, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Kentucky Derby contender Honor Code has bruised ankles and could miss his scheduled 2014 debut in the $400,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Feb. 22.
"We had a little setback. He'll go back to the track on Friday," trainer Shug McGaughey said Wednesday. "He bruised up his back ankles a little bit. I think he'll be fine. I wasn't sure about what was the matter with him. Now I think we have it pinpointed.
"The Fountain of Youth isn't likely. Where we'll go, I don't know. The Gotham (at Aqueduct, March 1) is a possibility."
Honor Code won the Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct on Nov. 30 defeating recent Holy Bull Stakes winner Cairo Prince by a nose. Owned by Lane's End Racing and Dell Ridge Farm, Honor Code has earned $388,000 with two wins and a second in three starts.