Sackatoga Stable's Tiz the Law punched his Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1)
ticket (which he seems unlikely to use) with a dominating performance in
Saturday's $500,000 Champagne (G1) at Belmont Park. In the process, the
unblemished colt also earned 10 points on the 2020
Road to the Kentucky Derby
for his fine work over Big Sandy.
The bay son of Constitution went postward as the 7-5 second-choice in the Champagne and rated from off the pace leading up to the turn for home. The bay colt moved three-wide in early stretch and was full of run through the lane, powering home a decisive, four-length winner while clocking one mile on the fast strip in 1:35.41 beneath Manny Franco.
Trained by Barclay Tagg, Tiz the Law debuted on August 8 at Saratoga in a 6 1/2-furlong sprint. The Empire State-bred took the lead in early stretch at first asking and drew off to a commanding tally, earning a 97 BRIS Speed figure in the process with Junior Alvarado in the silks.
In the Champagne, the precocious juvenile closed with excellent energy once again in staking claim as the top two-year-old on the East Coast. His BRIS Speed number was 93, and the BRIS Late Pace figure he registered was an excellent 99.
Tiz the Law is by red-hot freshman sire Constitution and out of 2009 San Gorgonio (G2) queen Tizfiz. He hails from the same female line as 1997 Horse of the Year Favorite Trick.
The grandson of Tapit has done nothing wrong from a pair of lifetime performances while showing a high-level of professionalism for a twice-raced colt. Tiz the Law has been shown push-button acceleration to this point, and his ceiling appears to be especially high.
Sackatoga Stable and Tagg campaigned an unbeaten New York-bred juvenile in 2002 who went on to do historic things in his three-year-old campaign. And it will be hard for any racing fan not to start making comparisons between Tiz the Law and that horse.
So the question that lingers is -- will Tiz the Law become the next Funny Cide?