Tiz the Law headlines Breeders’ Cup Classic lineup

Tiz the Law failed in his bid to win the Kentucky Derby in September after starting the day as the odds-on favorite to win the famed race. A second-place finish ended much of the hype around the horse and the loss at Churchill Downs influenced trainer Barclay Tagg to hold Tiz the Law back from the Preakness.  Now, following a rest, Tagg has Tiz the Law ready to run in the Breeders’ Cup Classic on November 7th.

The Belmont Stakes winner is 9/2 to win the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Race fans are growing excited over Tiz the Law and the other top-class American thoroughbreds set to run in the famed race in the United States. Race fans can get the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic and Melbourne Cup betting offers before wagering on the horses they believe will win the big festivals this fall.

Tagg’s horse was criticized for losing form at the wrong point in the season. After winning the Florida Derby, Belmont Stakes, and Travers Stakes, Tiz the Law struggled at the Kentucky Derby and ultimately lost to Authentic by a length and a quarter. It was the horse’s only defeat of the campaign. Tagg’s decision to withdraw Tiz the Law from the Preakness Stakes had a lot to do with keeping the horse fresh
for the Breeders’ Cup Classic.

In the buildup to the November festival, Tiz the Law is back in training and showing the speed displayed earlier in the year. Onlookers believe the three-year-old is ready to put his best hoof forward once more.  Following the Kentucky Derby loss, Tiz the Law exhibited upper body stiffness. That issue is no more and the horse is ready to run at a high level once more.

Tagg’s decision not to run Tiz the Law in the Preakness Stakes raised eyebrows. However, the horse trainer claimed that he was against his charge running in the race before the Kentucky Derby loss. The spacing of the races at the end of the summer and in early autumn – August 8 Travers, September 5th Kentucky Derby, October 3rd Preakness Stakes, November 7th Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland – were
too close.

The number of high-profile races in such a short period led to Tiz the Law being left out of the Preakness. It could lead to him winning the Breeders’ Cup Classic in the end. Had Tiz the Law won at Churchill Downs, it is likely Tagg would have raced him at the Preakness Stakes. That is now a moot point heading into Keeneland.

The Breeders’ Cup Classic is one of the richest horse races in North American thoroughbred racing. It offers a prize purse of $6 million. The top three-year-old horses in North America will be at the festival with the winner being named the official domestic champion.

Tiz the Law is second-favorite to win the race at 9/2 odds. Rival Improbable is the ante-post favorite at 4/1.  Kentucky Derby winner Authentic is 8/1 to win the November race.

 

 

 

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