Dare To Dream Stable’s Tiznoble gutted out an impressive front running victory in a salty allowance race on the Fairgrounds turf course on Louisiana Derby Preview Day. Tiznoble was claimed by the stable back in December for 30K and immediately paid dividends when he was confidentally entered in the 75k Woodchopper Stakes where Tiznoble showed his heart and ability by just missing out on a stake victory losing by a neck to multiple graded stake winner One Mean Man. Tiznoble came out of that race great and had been training terrific leading up to this allowance race which Tiznoble was the overwhelming 7-5 favorite.
Breaking from post 7 with Mitchell Murrill in the irons, Tiznoble broke sharply and immediately went to gain the early advantage. The handsome son of Tiznow blazed through an opening quarter in 23.40 while gaining a one length advantage over the pressing Adios Nardo. Tiznoble maintained that advantage through a half mile with Murrill slowing down the pace a bit, though the half mile split was still a quick 47.74. As they approached the far turn, Tiznoble was now confronted by Adios Nardo while the closers began to gain some momentum as well. Tiznoble and Adios Nardo jostled a bit before the big grey repelled that challenge after straightening for the drive. Now came the challenge of LuRae’s Lucky Sky who was charging fast. Murrill went to a right handed whip at the three-sixteenth and maintained the lead into the final furlong where things got a bit tense as Tiznoble had to really fight to hang on to his lead as LuRae who had the dream trip continued to challenge Tiznoble down the stretch. The gutsy grey came out a bit in deep stretch and brushed with his competitor but not enough to warrant any change, and Tiznoble prevailed gamely by a head.
Since being claimed back on December 15th for $30K, Tiznoble now has 2 starts for Dare To Dream Stable with a close 2nd in a stakes attempt and now this allowance score. He has already amassed $40,200.00 in his two starts and looks to have a bright future for the stable with undoubtedly another stake attempt in his future. Congratulations go out to all the Dare To Dream Stable Partners who participated on this sharp claim. Kudos to trainer Michael Stidham, Hilary Pridham, and the entire team who have done a fabulous job since we acquired Tiznoble & have him at the top of his game. Finally a shout out to jockey Mitchell Murrill, who always rides hard for the stable and once again got us across the line on top and into the winner’s circle.