War Front Half to Honor Code Flies Late to Take Juvy Turf Sprint

DECLARATIONOFPEACE (c, 2, War Front–Serena’s Cat {SW, $131,391}, by Storm Cat), the second-most expensive weanling buy in the 2015 Keeneland November sale at $2.6 million, came with a furious stretch rally to get up in the shadow of the wire and upset the Qatar Juvenile Turf Sprint S. in a 1-2-3-4 finish for European shippers at Del Mar. Graduating at second asking over the Dundalk synthetic track May 10, the dark bay finished last of 22 in the Windsor Castle S. June 20 at Ascot and was seventh in a pair of Group 1 tries before taking an allowance Oct. 6 back at Dundalk and running third in the Al Basti Equiworld Mercury S. there Oct. 20. Let go at 14-1 in this spot, Declarationofpeace settled near the rear of affairs behind a :22.34 quarter. Tipping out into the clear under Ryan Moore at the top of the stretch, he flew home in the final sixteenth to just nail favored Sound And Silence (GB) (Exceed And Excel {GB}) on the wire by a head. Out of The Flames (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) did well to be third after missing the break and Corinthia Knight (Ire) (Society Rock {Ire}) completed the superfecta. The winner is a half to Honor Code (A.P. Indy), Ch. Older Horse MGISW, $2,518,260; and Noble Tune (Unbridled’s Song), MGSW GISP, $492,222. His dam, a half to MGSW Vocalised (Vindication), foaled colts by Tapit in each of the last two seasons and was bred to Curlin this spring. Third dam is Hall of Famer Serena’s Song (Rahy), who produced G1SW Sophisticat (Storm Cat) and three other graded winners. Sales History: $2,600,000 Wlg ’15 KEENOV. Lifetime Record: 8-3-0-2, $151,161. O-Magnier, Tabor or Smith; B-Dell Ridge Farm LLC Hill N Dale Equine Holdings (KY); T-Aidan P. O’Brien.

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