08/13/2015 12:26PM

Jerardi: Pay attention to Brown, Americans on Million Day


I wrote last week, “I think it very unlikely Honor Code comes close to that 112’’ from the Metropolitan Mile in the Whitney. Actually, Honor Code not only came close; the horse went a point better with a 113 Beyer Speed Figure, a tribute to his inherent talent and Shug McGaughey’s work. Put a line through Honor Code’s Alysheba Stakes at Churchill Downs, and his 2015 figures are 106, 104, 112, and 113. I was wrong about the Met Mile being an outlier. Honor Code has fulfilled every bit of the promise we all saw two years ago. The horse is top shelf, a serious threat to win any race in America, including the Breeders’ Cup Classic with American Pharoah in the starting gate.