06/09/2007 11:00PM

Tough Tiz's Sis wins Hollywood Oaks


INGLEWOOD, Calif. - There was no stopping Tough Tiz’s Sis in Sunday’s $156,400 Hollywood Breeders’ Cup Oaks at Hollywood Park.

Jockey Aaron Gryder let the filly take a position toward the front of a five-horse field in the opening furlong, and Tough Tiz’s Sis went on to capture the Grade 2 race by 3 1/2 lengths.

“She’s a big striding filly, and I didn’t want to take that from her,” Gryder said.

Tough Tiz’s Sis ($6.40) dueled with Follow the Clues for the first six furlongs before pulling clear, finishing 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.30. Silver Swallow, the 9-10 favorite, finished second, 6 1-4 lengths clear of High Cholesterol.

Follow the Clues and Ashley’s Kitten completed the order of finish in a field that lost Hucking Hot, Seaside Affair, and Spenditallbaby to scratches earlier in the day.

Tough Tiz’s Sis won the WinStar Oaks at Sunland Park in March but was a troubled seventh in the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks last month. Tough Tiz’s Sis, a Tiznow filly out of Leaseholder, has won 4 of 8 starts and $253,872 for Karl Watson and Paul Weitman and trainer Bob Baffert.