11/28/2010 6:26PM

Tiz Blessed grabs Display Stakes in his synthetic debut

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Michael Burns
Tiz Blessed, based at Belmont with trainer Chad Brown, won the Display by 5 1/2 lengths.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario — Tiz Blessed, based at Belmont with trainer Chad Brown, won his first start over a synthetic surface with ease Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack in the $152,100 Display Stakes.

With Patrick Husbands aboard, Tiz Blessed rallied along the rail into contention on the far turn in the 1 1/16-mile route for 2-year-olds. He overtook pacemaker Sardonicus at the quarter pole, and then drew away in the stretch to score by 5 1/2 lengths, in a time of 1:44.23.

Moonshine Mullin wound up second after a stalking trip, and Silverleo held off favored Bear’s Future for third in the eight-horse field.

Tiz Blessed ($6.90), who was coming off a troubled fourth in the Garden State Stakes at Monmouth, collected $90,000 for the Gary and Mary West Stable.

“He’s always trained well for us,” said assistant trainer Cherie Devaux. “We knew he was a good horse. We had some bad luck at Monmouth, so we’re very happy that things worked out well here.”