Sunday, May 22, 2011
Tiznow's 3-year-old son Rush Now
controlled the pace from the outset on the way to a 4 1/4-length win
in the $75,900 Spend A Buck S. May 22 at Monmouth Park. This was the
first stakes win of 2011 for the bay sophomore, who won the $75,000
Dover S. at Delaware Park as a juvenile.
Rush Now, the even-money favorite in
the 1 mile and 70 yard contest, had little trouble getting to the
lead under Joe Bravo. He opened up two and a half lengths after a
quarter mile, then maintained the margin until the late stages, when
he widened to coast home an easy winner in 1:40.67, earning him a
career-best Beyer Speed Figure of 97.
“He’s a nice 3-year-old,” said
Bravo. “He just galloped around there. The hardest part of the race
was pulling him up.”
Rush Now sports a record of 4-1-1 from
nine starts. He has earned $158,765 for owners David Cottle and Smart
Angle LLP, and trainer Anthony Dutrow. He was bred in Kentucky by
Chris and Kirt Cahill from their stakes placed mare Dirty Rush.