Favorite Tiz the Bomb Cruises Clear In Jeff Ruby by Paulick Report Staff|04.02.202204.02.2022|7:54pm8:58pm Tiz the Bomb Ideally placed in midfield early, favorite Tiz the Bomb uncorked his winning rally on the turn and drove clear in the $600,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) Saturday at Turfway Park. With Brian Hernandez Jr. aboard, the Hit It a Bomb colt won by 2 ¼ lengths and finished 1 1/8 miles in 1:48.60, marking his second straight score on the synthetic track. Dowagiac Chief showed the way to the far turn then faded. Tawny Port looked to have a slim advantage in upper stretch before finishing second; Rich Strike rallied from next to last for third at 26-1 odds in the field of 12 3-year-olds. Tiz the Bomb was second in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) then started his 3-year-old campaign in the Holy Bull Stakes (G3) Feb. 5 at Gulfstream Park but finished seventh. In his first start on Turfway's Tapeta surface, he outfinished Stolen Base to take the John Battaglia Memorial Stakes March 5. Trained by Kenny McPeek, Tiz the Bomb, who returned $5, earned 100 qualifying points for the Kentucky Derby (G1) May 7 but could ship to England or Ireland for a classics start. Updated Kentucky Derby/Oaks leaderboard Tiz the Bomb has a 5-1-0 record from eight lifetime starts and $1,044,401 in earnings. He is campaigned in the name of McPeek's Magdalena Racing, Lessee. Bred by Spendthrift Farm, Tiz the Bomb is out of the Tiznow mare Tiz the Key.