State of Honor Pointed Towards Kentucky Derby

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can you buy viagra online in australia legally State of Honor finished second in the $1 million Xpressbet Florida Derby (G1) to Always Dreaming by five lengths, but trainer Mark Casse already has his eyes set on what’s next for the son of To Honor and Serve. Casse wants him to run in the Kentucky Derby and it was an idea he had immediately following the Florida Derby. After having some time to think about it seems he still wants to run the Conrad Farms-bred State of Honor in the Louisville classic and made his intentions known the next day.

buy augmentin 625 “The winner was very impressive,” said trainer Casse. “Was there anything we could have done to change the outcome? No. I think if he had settled a little better … you know, he’s still learning to settle, which we’re trying to achieve. I think he did that in the middle of the race, he didn’t do it early. He was probably a little bit intimidated down inside, turning for home, where (Always Dreaming) kind of got first kick on him, where we had to play catch-up.

“I was actually, after watching the replay, more impressed with his performance than initially,” added Casse. “He’s a very consistent horse and ran well, so I think he deserves a shot. The owners are excited, we’re excited, and he’s going to Kentucky.”

After winning his maiden late last year, State of Honor has three straight top-three finishes in graded stakes races (Florida Derby, Tampa Bay Derby, Sam F. Davis Stakes). His 62 Road to the Kentucky Derby qualifying points put him in fifth place and on track to race in the Kentucky Derby.