Tiz the Bomb, blitzes foes by 14 lengths; Lord Nelson’s first winner rolls to 7-1/4 length victory
Tiz the Bomb, Hit It a Bomb’s most expensive yearling of 2020, put on a dazzling display in his maiden special weight win Friday at Ellis Park, drawing off in the lane to finish 14 ¼-lengths ahead of the field.
The bay 2-year-old had the lead from the outset of the one-mile race, with Zip It Scotty applying token pressure for the first five furlongs. Tiz the Bomb began to distance himself midway on the turn and was in hand through the stretch to finish the “off-the-turf” race in 1:37.32.
The winner is owned by Phoenix Thoroughbreds, who purchased him for $330,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Select Yearlings sale.
Tiz the Bomb was bred by Spendthrift Farm and is out of the Tiznow mare Tiz the Key, who has a yearling by Free Drop Billy and a foal by Mor Spirit.
Lord Nelson’s first winner rolls to 7-1/4 length victory
Spendthrift Farm freshman sire Lord Nelson was represented by his first winner July 2 at Ellis Park when the 2-year-old colt Bueno Bueno romped by 7 ¼-lengths in a 5 ½-furlong main track contest.
Owned by Calumet Farm and trained by Jack Sisterson, the flashy chestnut went right to the front from the start and was never headed. He shook clear from On Spot at the top of the stretch and drew away with authority in the final furlong to win in a canter.
Bueno Bueno was bred in Kentucky by Mike Abraham and is out of the Bertrando mare Multitasker, who is a half-sister to the 2013 champion 2-year-old colt Shared Belief, who earned nearly $3 million in his career.
Lord Nelson, who stood the 2021 season for $10,000 S&N, holds the six-furlong record at Del Mar and won three consecutive Grade 1 races during his 4-year-old campaign. His next starter will also be at Ellis Park on July 4th in a maiden special weight race on the turf.
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Photo: Tiz the Bomb leaves the field far behind in his July 2, 2021 maiden win – Coady photography. (Coady Photography)