Expensive Tiznow colt graduates in style

Tour de Force was just that on the Fair Grounds turf in his maiden special weight win on Jan. 15, winning comfortably by 2 3/4-lengths as the even-money favorite.

Bred in Kentucky by Kinsman Farm, who co-owns the colt with John Oxley, the 3-year-old son of Tiznow sold for $1.35 million at the 2014 Keeneland September Yearling sale, where he was bought by his trainer Mark Casse.

Tour de Force is out millionaire multiple Grade 1 winner Dream Supreme, dam of Hopeful S. (G1) Majestic Warrior.