Tiznow is scheduled to ship to New York on August 31, due to flight schedules. "We usually ship four to five days ahead of a race," he said. "This is eight days out." Of the way the colt is training, Robbins said, "He's good right now, but he's going to have to be," in a reference to running 1 1/8 miles after being off since March against top Eastern competition, including Albert the Great on his favorite track.
Trainer Jay Robbins is ecstatic about Tiznows return to the track in the $500,000 Woodward Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 8 at Belmont. The son of Cee's Tizzy, who capped off a terrific late rush as a 3-year-old with a victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), skipped over the Del Mar ground in a blazing 1:35.30. He galloped out 1 1/8 miles in 1:48.40 and was finally pulled up, with the help of an outrider. The Del Mar clockers stopped their watches for 1 1/4 miles at 2:02.80.Regular rider Chris McCarron was in the irons for the 9:15 work. He'll be there again next Thursday when Robbins expects to send his charge another mile as the final tune-up for the Woodward.