Phoenix Thoroughbreds could have another exciting juvenile colt on their hands in the form of Tiz The Bomb, who exploded to a wide margin success at Ellis Park.
The son of Hit It A Bomb doled out the fractions throughout before easing clear to record a 14 and a quarter-length success.
The Kenny McPeek inmate had made a habit of recording some swift breezes in preparation for the one mile Maiden Special Weight and entered the gate as a red hot favourite on his second start.
Jockey Brian Hernandez Junior rode the two-year-old like the best horse in the race. Quickly the pair were leading proceedings, setting what turned out to be some steady fractions. Comfortable on the front end, Hernandez Junior gave his partner a little more reign entering the turn, and Tiz The Bomb responded by steadily moving away from the chasing pack. By the time they were at the top of the stretch, there was clear daylight back to the peloton. Such was the dominance of the performance the rider afforded himself a long look over his shoulder to check for dangers late on – there were none.
A half-sister to multiple winner Marble moon, connections will be encouraged by this early display of ability especially given talented G1 winning juvenile Gay Gallanta holds a prominent position in his family tree. Other notable relations include the G1 winning duo of Gallanta and Gay Mecene