01/30/2013 5:38PM

Oaklawn Park: Tiz Miz Sue ahead of schedule


Tiz Miz Sue, a leading candidate for the Grade 1, $500,000 Apple Blossom at Oaklawn on April 12, is coming to hand so quickly she could make her seasonal debut a month earlier than anticipated, trainer Steve Hobby said Wednesday. Hobby said Tiz Miz Sue will likely start in the $100,000 Bayakoa at Oaklawn on Feb. 16.

“She’s doing super,” Hobby said. “It looks like I’m probably going to go in the Bayakoa. She’s coming along a little faster than expected, and I don’t want to try and hold her another month [until the Azeri]. We’ll probably go ahead and run.”

Tiz Miz Sue, who races for Cresran, won last year’s Grade 3 Azeri at Oaklawn, then ran third in the Apple Blossom. She missed by a neck to champion Royal Delta in last summer’s Grade 2 Delaware Handicap.

Hobby on Wednesday was six wins from the 1,000th Thoroughbred training victory of his career.