Tiz The Law In The Belmont? Tagg ‘Wouldn’t Mind Going A Mile And One-Half With Him Right Now’

Florida Derby winner Tiz the Law has been waiting out the coronavirus pandemic at Palm Meadows in South Florida, while trainer Barclay Tagg has anxiously awaited news on the resumption of racing in his home base of New York. That news came this weekend, with racing scheduled to begin at Belmont on June 1.

An early favorite for the rescheduled Kentucky Derby on Sept. 5, Tiz the Law could next appear in the Belmont Stakes. No date for the Classic has yet been announced, though Tagg told the Daily Racing Form he’d heard rumors it could be run on June 20 at a shortened distance of 1 1/8 miles, rather than the traditional 1 1/2 miles.

“I really don’t like shortening it up like that because at a mile and one-eighth the race may no longer be considered a classic,” Tagg told drf.com. “I know I wouldn’t mind going a mile and one-half with him right now. My big plan, if it works out, would be to run him in the Belmont, Travers, and the Derby. But we still have to wait and see what happens.”

The Travers at Saratoga is generally run at the end of August, though it seems likely the New York Racing Association will shift that date. Meanwhile, the Preakness Stakes has been scheduled for Oct. 3, four weeks after the Kentucky Derby and four weeks before the Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland.

The 3-year-old son of Constitution has won four of his five career starts for earnings of $945,300, with major victories in the G1 Florida Derby, G1 Champagne, and G3 Holy Bull adorning his resume.

Read more at drf.com.

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