08/20/2014 2:09PM

Mr Speaker finds himself in an unlikely spot in Travers


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – In the winter, it wouldn’t have been hard to imagine trainer Shug McGaughey being a player in Saratoga’s Travers Stakes. Honor Code, coming off a Grade 2 Remsen victory last fall, was one of the more highly regarded 3-year-olds entering the year. Top Billing, on Jan. 25, looked good winning a first-level optional-claiming race at Gulfstream Park.