Brereton C. Jones' homebred NO SUCH WORD (Canadian Frontier) was making her stakes bow on Saturday in the $125,000 Honeybee S. (G3) at Oaklawn Park, and wound up stinging her rivals with a 2 1/2-length win under jockey Terry Thompson. Sent off the 6-1 third pick in the nine-filly field, the bay lass rewarded her supporters with payouts of $15, 5.80 and $4.20.
No Such World began her career under the tutelage of trainer Larry Jones, but was transferred to his wife, Cindy Jones, in November upon his retirement. Larry Jones saddled Just Jenda (Menifee) to a three-length score in last year's Honeybee for his wife, who owns and now trains that filly as well.
Thompson took No Such Word back from her rail post when the gates opened, allowing her to settle as Decelerator (Dehere) set a pressured pace on the rail through fractions of :22 3/5, :47 and 1:12 1/5. Just to the outside of the pacesetter ranged Bell's Shoes (Mineshaft) and Tiz Miz Sue (Tiznow), while Beautician (Dehere), No Such Word and Bella Diamante (Lost Soldier) raced in tandem in the second flight of runners.
From her spot in between and behind horses, No Such Word found her way blocked as the field entered the lane. Thompson angled her out four wide and the pair easily ran down Beautician, who had also been boxed in during the stretch and just got room late to start her rally. It was a case of too little, too late, though, as No Such Word finished up the 1 1/16-mile fast track test in 1:43 3/5.
Beautician was favored at even-money in this spot, giving back $3.20 and $3 while ending the $51.80 exacta. Tap Tap Tapping (Tapit) rallied to be a half-length up on Decelerator on the line, paying $4.60 at 11-1 and completing the $323.60 trifecta. Decelerator, off at 5-2, wrapped up the $747.60 superfecta (1-5-6-2). Tiz Miz Sue, Bell's Shoes, Bella Diamante, Dixie Hearth (Stephen Got Even) and Laura Babe (City Zip) rounded out the order under the wire.
No Such Word made three starts for Larry Jones, but didn't break her maiden until debuting for Cindy Jones on November 13. She followed that up with a pair of fourths against allowance/optional claiming company, then captured a one-mile event over those types on February 14 by 2 1/2 lengths while racing on a sloppy Oaklawn track. The bay lass has now compiled an 8-3-0-1 career mark to go along with $137,213 in lifetime earnings.
The Kentucky-bred No Such Word is out of the winning Muskoka Ice (It's Freezing), who has since produced an unnamed juvenile full brother to the Honeybee winner. Muskoka Ice is herself a half-sister to Grade 1 runner-up and multiple stakes scorer Karmani (Run the Gantlet) as well as the granddam of Grade 2-placed and recent Fair Grounds H. (G3) runner-up Dubious Miss (E Dubai). Others of note in this line include Grade 2 victress Moon Mist (Key to the Moon) and multiple listed winner Mossborough (Nearco).