10/22/2016 4:53PM

Da Silva completes stakes sweep aboard Tiz a Slam in Cup and Saucer

Michael Burns
Eurico Da Silva brings home Tiz a Slam to a 1 3/4-length victory in the Cup and Saucer.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario — Tiz a Slam gave jockey Eurico Da Silva a sweep of Woodbine’s two Saturday stakes with his decisive score in the $250,800 Cup and Saucer, a 1 1/16-mile test for Canadian-bred 2-year-olds.

Tiz a Slam raced in mid-pack on the backstretch, as his stablemate Yorkton set a lively pace, over a turf course labeled “good." Tiz a Slam was angled wide from the number 2 path to commence a rally midway on the turn, and then hit the front early in the stretch before coasting home on top by 1 3/4 lengths, in a time of 1:43.95.

The longshots Tidal Dancer, Romeo O Romeo and Avie’s Mesa filled out the superfecta in the 10-horse field.

“I was afraid that I moved a little bit too early,” said Da Silva, who won the Bunty Lawless Stakes on Where’s the Widget earlier on the card. “But he made the lead just galloping. It was soft, but my horse handled the surface very good. He’s a very, very nice horse.”

Trainer Roger Attfield was non-committal about running Tiz a Slam back in the important Coronation Futurity, a nine-furlong  route on Tapeta worth $250,000 here Nov. 13.

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“He’s a really classy horse,” said Attfield. “Originally, I said I didn’t want to race him too much, because he’s such a big colt, but he’s proven me incorrect in some of those aspects. He’s so well-balanced, and so easy on himself. There’s a good possibility, if the weather is right and the track is right, that he could [run in the Coronation]. I need to talk to the [owners] about that.”

Tiz a Slam earned $150,000 for Chiefswood Stable, which bred the son of Tiznow.