Tacitus’ ‘Demeanor,’ ‘Pedigree’ Should Be Advantageous In Wood Memorial

by | 03.31.2019 | 4:08pm
Tacitus after the Tampa Bay Derby

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.”

Read more at drf.com (behind paywall).

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