Sackatoga Stable's Tiz the Law (Constitution), runner-up in the GI Kentucky Derby, will bypass a run in the Oct. 3 GI Preakness S. and instead train up to the Nov. 7 GI Longines Breeders' Cup Classic, according to a statement from Sackatoga principal Jack Knowlton.
“Tiz the Law [is] officially skipping [the] Preakness,” Knowlton said on the Sackatoga Twitter account. “Disappointing that Tiz will not be able to run in the Preakness, [but] our primary interest is doing what's right for the horse and in this case he's not ready. We look forward to training him up to the Breeders' Cup Classic.”
Last year's GI Champagne S. winner, Tiz the Law went undefeated in his first four starts as a 3-year-old, capturing the GIII Holy Bull S., GI Curlin Florida Derby, GI Belmont S. and GI Runhappy Travers S. Sent off as the shortest Kentucky Derby favorite in decades, the New York-bred hooked up with frontrunning Authentic (Into Mischief) at the top of the Churchill Downs stretch before eventually proving second best, beaten 1 1/4 lengths. It was the bay's first defeat in over nine months. He had yet to return to the worktab since the Sept. 5 Derby.
Authentic is expected to run in the Preakness, along with scratched Derby second choice Art Collector (Bernardini), Thousand Words (Pioneerof the Nile), Pneumatic (Uncle Mo), Dr Post (Quality Road), Happy Saver (Super Saver), Mystic Guide (Ghostzapper), Mongolian Wind (Mucho Macho Man), Lebda (Raison d'Etat), Liveyourbeastlife (The Big Beast) and Jesus' Team (Tapiture).