Sackatoga Stable’s Belmont (G1) and Travers (G1) winner Tiz the Law worked 6 furlongs in 1:13.20 over a fast track Friday morning at Keeneland.
With Heather Smullen aboard, Tiz the Law came on the track at 6 a.m. accompanied as usual by trainer Barclay Tagg, who was alongside on his pony.
Tiz the Law, expected to be one of the favorites for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) here on Nov. 7, produced fractions of :26, :49.60, 1:13.20 and galloped out 7 furlongs in 1:25.80.
Tiz the Law arrived at Keeneland on Sunday. Today’s work was the first of two for the colt that Tagg has scheduled before the Breeders’ Cup.
“I wanted to get him used to the track, and I think he gets over any track better than Churchill,” Tagg said in reference to Churchill Downs, where Tiz the Law has the only two losses in his eight-race career. “If he shows improvement next week, even better.”
Smullen, who is Tiz the Law’s regular work rider, liked this morning’s workout.
“The first time he works at a track, he looks around,” Smullen said. “Today he went out and did his job and galloped out nicely. His next work he’ll be more aggressive and that should set him up nicely for the race.”