The favorite to begin the race week in South Florida is going to be a very tough out. Tiz Rye Time (8-5) has too many things going for him today to not be the possible key to the Late Pick 5.
Making his first start here after being claimed in Kentucky, he has faced overall better than he meets here and the drop in condition only solidifies that scenario.
He was a good second in his Churchill finale given the same one-turn mile dynamic and his wide draw compromised him early and entering the stretch, forcing him six wide into the lane. His forward progress ended right there.
Now from an inside post switching to Irad Ortiz Jr., he will be written with patience and should save ground given his inside draw. Coming back 46 days fresh is right in trainer Saffie Joseph’s wheelhouse–26% effective and profitable.
See his Churchill finale and decide: Churchill Downs, NOV 26, Race 10.
We’re taking his straight with no price restrictions and will coupled him with two live price shots in multiple pools, key-boxing him with notch dropping Menelik (20-1) and properly spotted Gump (15-1).