"He worked very well," stated trainer Jay Robbins. "Chris was very pleased. The colt finished strong and galloped out much stronger than last time. I guess he's fitter than I thought he was. I was going to work him five furlongs next week, but I think I'll go for an easy six furlongs." Robbins said that next work will come Wednesday.
Tiznow, trying to regain the form that made him 2000 Horse of the Year, turned in a sizzling five-furlong workout Thursday caught by clockers in 59 1/5. Chris McCarron, injured during a spill in New York last week, nevertheless was aboard the son of Cee's Tizzy for the spin around the Del Mar oval. Tiznow has not raced since capturing the grade I Santa Anita Handicap in March, due to continuing problems with his back. He is, with fingers crossed, being pointed toward either the grade I Pacific Classic at 10 furlongs Aug. 19 or the grade II Del Mar Breeders' Cup Handicap at a mile Sept. 2.