Juddmonte Farms’ homebred Tacitus (Tapit), with Jose Ortiz up for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott, breezed a bullet five furlongs in 1:00.42 (1/16) Sunday morning at Belmont in preparation for Saturday’s GI Belmont S.
Working in company with Juddmonte maiden Tide of the Sea (English Channel), the third finisher in the GI Kentucky Derby galloped out well in front of his workmate.
“He was moving very good, very level and very even. He went along in ’12s’ every furlong and went out strong enough,” said Mott. “It was very similar to last week. Once he gets in his rhythm he moves very nicely.”