TDN Top Triple Crown Contenders

Tiz the Law

1) TIZ THE LAW (c, ConstitutionTizfiz, by Tiznow)
O-Sackatoga Stable. B-Twin Creeks Farm (NY). T-Barclay Tagg. Sales History: $110,000 yrl ’18 FTNAUG. Lifetime Record: MGISW, 5-4-0-1, $945,300.
Last Start: 1st GI Curlin Florida Derby, GP, Mar. 28
Accomplishments Include: 1st GI Champagne S., 1st GIII Holy Bull S., GP, Feb. 1, 3rd GII Kentucky Jockey Club S., CD, Nov. 30
Next Start: Uncommitted
Equineline PPs. KY Derby Points: 122.

With the Derby now pegged for Labor Day weekend, “Tiz” has a tall task ahead of him in that he will be asked to maintain top form all the way from mid-summer of his 2-year-old season to early September of his sophomore year. This $110,000 Fasig-Tipton New York-Sale graduate debuted a winner against state-breds at the Spa last August, won the GI Champagne S. at Belmont, then endured a trip-troubled third in the slop in the GII Kentucky Jockey Club S. He got an early-winter freshening in Florida, then registered two emphatic stakes scores in Gulfstream’s GIII Holy Bull S. and the GI Florida Derby, and in both of those open-length romps, he honed an already-high level of confidence to almost a swagger. This assertive stalker has been breezing at Palm Meadows while his connections wait to see what the Classics road map looks like. They want to be ready in case the GI Belmont S. suddenly emerges as the first race in the Triple Crown series, but August’s GI Travers S. figures to be an option too.