Morse Code, a two-year-old half-brother to Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) winner and fan favorite Honor Code, will make his debut on November 11th in the ninth race at Aqueduct.
Owned by Lane’s End Farm and trained by Shug McGaughey, the same connections that campaigned Honor Code, Morse Code shares the same dam (Serena’s Cat) as Honor Code, and his sire is Tapit, a grandson of Honor Code’s sire A.P. Indy.
Morse Code has drawn post position three in his debut, which will come in a six-furlong maiden special weight. The race originally drew sixteen starters, but nine have scratched, leaving a field of seven to head to post. Of the remaining starters, Morse Code is the second choice on the morning line at 6-1, although given his reputation as Honor Code’s half-brother, it would not be surprising to see him start as the favorite.
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