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Tiz The Law Settling In For Breeders' Cup Classic Run

October 21, 2020

Sackatoga Stable’s multiple Grade 1 winner Tiz the Law galloped a mile and a half under Heather Smullen over a track labeled good Wednesday morning as he continued preparations for an expected run in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) here Nov. 7.

“He’s doing good,” trainer Barclay Tagg said about the colt, who arrived here late Sunday afternoon, jogged Monday and galloped an easy mile Tuesday. “He had a strong mile-and-a-half gallop this morning.”

Tagg brought Tiz the Law, winner of this year’s Belmont (G1), Travers (G1), Curlin Florida Derby (G1) and Holy Bull (G3), to Keeneland early for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships so the colt could get two works over the track. The Classic will be his first start since a runner-up finish in the Sept. 5 Kentucky Derby (G1) Presented by Woodford Reserve.

“He’ll work Friday or Saturday,” Tagg said of Tiz the Law, who had his fourth work since the Kentucky Derby last Friday before he departed Belmont Park. “I have a two-day leeway.”

Isolated thunderstorms are forecast for Friday morning in the Lexington area with morning showers expected Saturday.