Top GI Kentucky Derby contender Tiz the Law (Constitution) had his first breeze since winning the GI Curlin Florida Derby two weeks ago, covering a half-mile in :52.80 (66/69) at Palm Meadows Saturday morning.
“He was just stretching his legs,” owner Sackatoga Stable's managing partner Jack Knowlton said. “We obviously don't have anything on the horizon, but we have to keep him in training. That's his first work back. In a normal world he'd work back in 10 days, 11 days. We don't want to go backwards on him, but we obviously have no idea where we're going to run.”
Tiz the Law entered the Florida Derby off a decisive score in the GIII Holy Bull S. Feb. 1 at Gulfstream.
“The good news for us is, he won two races down here off eight-week layoffs, so Barclay [Tagg] can get them ready for a race,” Knowlton said. “He'll keep him in training, not hard training, but something to keep him fit and then tighten up when we know we potentially have a race for him.”
With no target in sight for his next start now that the Run for the Roses has been pushed to Sept. 5, the Empire-bred colt will continue on a weekly work schedule.
“That's kind of his normal schedule,” Knowlton said. “We're not looking to tighten the screws on him by any means, just let him stretch his legs. He's working by himself. When we get to the point where we have a race to target, he'll go in company and let him really work. There's no reason to do that now, just keep him fit and happy.”