June 24, 2018 – The Shannondoe Farm-bred Honcho was sent off at 4-1 in his turf and two-turn debuts going a mile on the Santa Anita lawn. Away a bit awkwardly, the chestnut sat off the pace and in the two path into the first turn. Pushed along to pick off foes while widest into the lane, he showed an excellent turn of foot, but plenty of immaturity, in the stretch as he defeated newcomer Oracle of Omaga by a head in what easily could’ve been a larger margin.
Honcho, by Street Boss, is the second juvenile winner this month bred by Shannondoe Farm principals James & Janeane Everatt and their daughter Arika Everatt-Meeuse following Subsidiary, a wire-to-wire debut winner at Woodbine on June 2.
Honcho’s dam is a half to graded stakes-winning turf 2-year-old Conquest Daddyo and produced a Goldencents colt last season before being bred to Tourist.
More June Success
Shannondoe Farm was represented by yet another Maiden Special winner on June 14 when Hangman, bred on a foal share with Ashford Stud, broke through with a stylish Maiden Special score at Belmont Park
Adding blinkers for the 7-furlong turf contest, the three-year-old colt broke sharply and found a good spot on the outside just off the leaders in third. He hit the gas with a three-wide move at the top of the stretch, took over shortly thereafter and had 1 3/4 lengths over Shadwell Farm’s Hizeem at the wire.
The Scat Daddy son is a full brother to Graded Stakes winner Conquest Daddyo, an earner of $320,716 who was also bred by the Everatts, and a half-brother to Stakes winner Hangingbyathread ($307,630).
Hangman went through the sales ring as a yearling with South Point Sales at the 2016 Keeneland September auction. The Everatts were the winning bidder at $105,000 to buy Ashford out of the foal share. The colt was later resold to current owner Leonard Green for $185,000 at last years OBS June Two-Year-Olds in Training sale. Honcho (2017 Keeneland September sale) and Subsidiary (2017 Fasig-Tipton July sale) were also consigned by South Point as yearlings.
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