Tiz The Bomb is an experienced horse with nine races under his belt. He’s currently fifth in the 2022 Kentucky Derby standings and will be in the Derby field come May 7. Below, we’ll look at everything you need to know about betting this horse along with his odds to win the Kentucky Derby this coming Saturday.
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Tiz The Bomb Kentucky Derby Profile
Record: 5-2-0 (9)
Owner: Magdalena Racing LLC
Jockey: Brian Hernandez Jr.,
Trainer: Kenneth G. McPeek
Kentucky Derby points (standing): 110 (fifth)
Running Style: Stalker
Last race: Won Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3)
Sire/Dam: Hit A Bomb/Tiz The Key
Tiz The Bomb Past Performances
|Date||Race||Length||Beyer Speed Figure||Finish|
|4/2/22||Jeff Ruby Stakes (G3)||1 1/8 miles||94||1st|
|3/5/22||John Battaglia Memorial||1 1/16 miles||82||1st|
|2/5/22||Holy Bull (G3)||1 1/16 miles||65||7th|
|11/5/21||Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1)||1 mile||84||2nd|
|10/10/21||Bourbon (G2)||1 1/16 mile||77||1st|
|9/6/21||Kentucky Downs Juvenile Mile||1 mile||76||1st|
The Word On Tiz The Bomb
April 30: “Everyone came out of their workouts in good shape,” said Greg Geier, a training assistant to McPeek. Tiz the Bomb worked a half-mile on Saturday with Smile Happy. They posted a 48-second time.
May 3: Trainer Kenny McPeek: “I’m real pleased with both Smile Happy in the five and Tiz the Bomb in the nine. I wanted to be inside Zandon, and that happened. They’ll be fine, in both their spots. In 2013, I had two starters, when I ran Frac Daddy (finished 16th) and Java’s War (finished 13th).”
Betting insight from Dave Bontempo
After finishing just seventh in the Holy Bull, Tiz the Bomb had an uphill fight to get his Kentucky Derby qualifying points. However, thanks to some terrific handlers, he’s firmly in the mix with 100 points.
Tiz the Bomb was acutely placed in the Jeff Ruby Steaks instead of the more prestigious Florida Derby and Arkansas Derby races that same weekend. The gamble paid off and he won that race, winning $600,000. The move capitalized on a softer field and prioritized standing over winnings and grandeur.
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Kentucky Derby Odds 2022
Any bets made on the TVG app will see odds shift based on how much is wagered on each horse until the starting gates open.
|Post||Horse||Latest odds (6:30 p.m. ET||Morning Line Odds||Trainer||Jockey||W-P-S (Races)|
|1||Mo Donegal||9-1||10-1||Todd Pletcher||Irad Ortiz Jr.||3-0-2 (5)|
|2||Happy Jack||20-1||30-1||Doug O'Neill||Rafael Bejarano||0-0-2 (3)|
|3||Epicenter||5-1||7-2||Steve Asmussen||Joel Rosario||4-1-0 (6)|
|4||Summer Is Tomorrow||33-1||30-1||Bhupat Seemar||Mickael Barzalona||2-3-0 (7)|
|5||Smile Happy||14-1||20-1||Kenny McPeek||Corey Lanerie||2-2-0 (4)|
|6||Messier (CAN)||6-1||8-1||Tim Yakteen*||John Velazquez||3-3-0 (6)|
|7||Crown Pride (JPN)||17-1||20-1||Koichi Shintani||Christophe Lemaire||3-0-0 (4)|
|8||Charge It||15-1||20-1||Todd Pletcher||Luis Saez||1-2-0 (3)|
|9||Tiz the Bomb||27-1||30-1||Kenny McPeek||Brian Hernandez Jr.||5-1-0 (8)|
|10||Zandon||6-1||3-1||Chad Brown||Flavien Prat||2-1-1 (4)|
|11||Pioneer of Medina||53-1||30-1||Todd Pletcher||Joe Bravo||2-1-2 (6)|
|12||Taiba||5-1||12-1||Tim Yakteen*||Mike Smith||2-0-0 (2)|
|13||Simplification||35-1||20-1||Antionio Sano||Jose Ortiz||3-1-2 (7)|
|14||Barber Road||54-1||30-1||John Ortiz||Rey Gutierrez||2-4-1 (8)|
|15||White Abarrio||14-1||10-1||Saffie Joseph Jr.||Tyler Gaffalione||4-0-1 (5)|
|16||Cyberknife||15-1||20-1||Brad Cox||Florent Geroux||3-2-0 (6)|
|17||Classic Causway||75-1||30-1||Brian Lynch||Julien Leparoux||3-1-1 (6)|
|18||Tawny Port||74-1||30-1||Brad Cox||Ricardo Santana Jr.||3-1-0 (5)|
|19||Zozos||43-1||20-1||Brad Cox||Manny Franco||2-1-0 (3)|
|21||Rich Strike||80-1||30-1||Eric Reed||Sonny Leon||1-0-3 (7)|