05/28/2013 4:16PM

Belmont Park: Tiz Miz Sue may try Delaware Handicap again

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Barbara D. Livingston
Joe Rocco Jr. signals victory aboard Tiz Miz Sue in the Ogden Phipps.

Steve Hobby and his newly-minted millionaire and Grade 1 winner Tiz Miz Sue were headed back to Churchill Downs Tuesday morning, less than 24 hours after winning the Ogden Phipps Handicap by a half-length over Authenticity at Belmont Park.

Hobby said Tiz Miz Sue came out of the race in good shape and that a start in the Grade 2, $750,000 Delaware Handicap on July 20 is under “serious consideration.”

“The timing’s good, she does run well over that racetrack, and it’s a lot of money,” Hobby said.

Tiz Miz Sue has 4 wins and 3 seconds from 7 starts on dirt at Delaware Park. Last year, she came within a neck of upsetting Royal Delta in the Delaware Handicap, though she was in receipt of nine pounds from the champion filly that day.

Hobby did say the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic at Santa Anita in November was the ultimate objective for Tiz Miz Sue, a 6-year-old daughter of Tiznow. Tiz Miz Sue earned a career-best 103 Beyer for the race.

If Tiz Miz Sue does run in the Delaware Handicap, she will likely face Authenticity again, as trainer Todd Pletcher said that is the most likely next spot for that filly.