Tampa Bay Derby winner Tacitus will make another start before the Kentucky Derby. Trainer Bill Mott plans to start the colt in next Saturday's G2 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct, according to drf.com. On Sunday, the 3-year-old son of Tapit and Close Hatches breezed a half-mile in company in 49.91 seconds at Payson Park.
One of the biggest positives about Tacitus should be his ability to race over the longer distances, including the 1 1/8 miles of the Wood Memorial and the 1 1/4 miles of the Kentucky Derby.
“I don't think there's a big question mark with him, but you still want to see him do it,” Mott said. “The type of horse he is, it's a safer bet that he'd get a mile and a quarter – his style, his demeanor, his pedigree.”
Jasminum (Outside) and Tacitus worked 4 Furlongs unofficially in :49.80 at Payson Park on March 31st, 2019, for trainer Bill Mott. Tacitus is expected to make his next start in the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct. pic.twitter.com/V7z2cSBFSp
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