Tiz the Law Confirmed for Florida Derby

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Tiz the Law | Lauren King

Tiz the Law (Constitution), an impressive return winner of the GIII Holy Bull S. last Saturday, will remain in Florida leading up to the GI Kentucky Derby and will next contest the GI Florida Derby at Gulfstream Mar. 28, owner Sackatoga Stable announced Friday.

The Barclay Tagg trainee, who won last year’s GI Champagne S. before finishing a close third in the GII Kentucky Jockey Club S., was also being considered for the GII Louisiana Derby.

“There really are a number of factors, starting with how well he ran in the Holy Bull,” Sackatoga’s managing partner Jack Knowlton said. “He obviously liked the racetrack, so that’s one box that we checked in a major way. Barclay typically likes home games rather than away games. It’s a lot easier for him and arguably easier for the horse to get out of his stall on Saturday morning and go 45 minutes down the road to Gulfstream rather than ship or fly over to Fair Grounds. Those are two major things.”

Knowlton added, “There’s been a lot of interest in him as a stallion that has increased exponentially since his performance in the Holy Bull. Running in a Grade I rather than a Grade II is preferable. In addition, the whole experience at the Holy Bull and how well the crazy Sackatoga contingent was treated, everybody has good feelings about coming back for another round. All those things kind of fell into place.”

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