07/16/2008 11:00PM

Tiz Madison ready to make amends


Tiz Madison is back in a stakes, which is where she started.

The 3-year-old filly has seven rivals in Saturday's $50,000 Fairfield Stakes at the Solano County Fair in Vallejo, Calif. The six-furlong race is for 3-year-old fillies.

Trained by Jeff Bonde, Tiz Madison will make her second stakes start. She ran in the Juan Gonzalez Memorial at last year's Alameda County Fair in her debut. The experience is one Bonde would like to forget, as Tiz Madison finished fifth in a field of six.

She was bumped leaving the gate, then rushed up and tired as multiple stakes winner Carbella won the race. Not only did she have a rough trip, but also she raced without Lasix due to a technicality.

Tiz Madison has 2 wins and 3 seconds in 5 starts this year.

She was a three-length odds-on winner at Pleasanton in her last start on June 27, sitting second to the stretch and then pulling clear in a $32,000 optional claimer.

Bonde has always liked Tiz Madison because of her size, calling her "big, strong, with a good pedigree and a good mind."

With a 47-second half-mile bullet drill since she last raced and bullets in her three works before that, Tiz Madison is ready to make amends for her initial stakes performance.

Only two of her rivals have stakes experience.

Foxy Danseur is making her first start since running fifth in the Hollywood Starlet last Dec. 15. Before that she won the Sharp Cat at Hollywood Park, and ran second, beaten a neck, in the Anoakia at Oak Tree and third in the Grade 3 Sorrento last summer at Del Mar.

Although Foxy Danseur graduated at this distance and has twice placed in sprint stakes, she may be better going a route, and Saturday's race has the look of a prep. She completed preparations for her return with a 47.40 half-mile bullet at Hollywood Park on Sunday. Foxy Danseur is trained by Chris Paasch.

Tail Spin Topper was second in the Princess Stakes on Feb. 9 at Bay Meadows and ran second to Indyanne in her June 6 comeback. She was third at Pleasanton on June 25 in her last start.

Rounding out the field are For Sure for Sure, 3 for 3 in Northern California; Joyful Me, who has 2 firsts and 2 seconds in 4 starts; recent maiden winner Mistisized; Hollywood turf allowance winner Mission Viejo Halo; and Golden Peach.