Hit It a Bomb Colt Rolls in KD Juvenile Turf Mile

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Tiz the Bomb | Coady

KENTUCKY DOWNS JUVENILE MILE S., $497,500, Kentucky Downs, 9-6, 2yo, 1mT, 1:35.83, fm.
1–TIZ THE BOMB, 120, c, 2, by Hit It a Bomb
                1st Dam: Tiz the Key, by Tiznow
                2nd Dam: Cabbage Key, by A.P. Indy
                3rd Dam: Mayville's Magic, by Gone West
($330,000 Ylg '20 FTKSEL). 1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN. O-Phoenix
Thoroughbred, LTD; B-Spendthrift Farm, LLC (KY); T-Kenneth
McPeek; J-Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr. $294,500. Lifetime
Record: 3-2-0-0, $326,291. *Third stakes winner for second-
crop sire (by War Front).
2–Kiss the Sky, 120, c, 2, Twirling Candy–Kiss Is a Kiss, by
Broken Vow. ($140,000 RNA Ylg '20 KEESEP; $290,000 2yo '21
OBSMAR). O-Paradise Farms Corp., David Staudacher &
Skychai Racing LLC; B-Sierra Nevada Racing, LLC (KY);
T-Michael J. Maker. $95,000.
3–Play Action Pass, 120, c, 2, Cairo Prince–Light of a Star, by
Muqtarib. ($150,000 Ylg '20 FTKSEL). O-August Dawn Farm;
B-Newtownanner Stud (KY); T-Robert Medina. $47,500.
Margins: 3/4, HF, 3 1/4. Odds: 6.10, 2.20, 12.30.
Also Ran: Red Run, Nobals, On Thin Ice, Longshadow, Fan the Fire, Rumble Strip Ron, Call Me Gusto. Scratched: Red Knobs.
Tiz the Bomb was the recipient of a head's-up ride from Brian Hernandez, Jr. and finished best of all to take out Monday's $500,000 Kentucky Downs Juvenile Turf Mile. Settled in the latter third of the field as they made the descent from the highest part of the course, the bay improved into midfield passing halfway and traveled nicely into the false straight. Hernandez gave some thought to going around rivals approaching the final quarter mile, but opted for an inside passage, and the duo finished willingly for the victory. Favored Kiss the Sky outgamed Play Action Pass for second. A debut seventh sprinting over the Churchill main track May 14, Tiz the Bomb scorched a group of Ellis Park maidens to the tune of 14 1/4 lengths in a rained-off test over a mile July 2. As a $330,000 purchase out of the Fasig-Tipton Selected Yearlings Showcase a year ago, Tiz the Bomb was easily the most expensive of 12 yearlings sold by his sire in 2020. He has a yearling half-sister by Free Drop Billy and a weanling half-brother by Mor Spirit. His dam was bred back to Gormley this year. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.

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