Four Triple Crown winners have attempted to add to their impressive three-year-old campaigns by running in the Travers, but Tiz the Law will be the first to use the Travers as a springboard to what he hopes are victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness.
Seven challengers have lined up to face the Belmont Stakes winner, and the best way to gauge his competition is through free past performances from our friends at Brisnet.
The brave looking to try to beat Tiz the Law likely will lean on the upside of Bob Baffert's undefeated colt Uncle Chuck.
Those who are going to concede the race to Tiz the Law, however, will need to look in another direction for second and third if they hope to make any money betting on the Mid-Summer Derby.
A look at the Brisnet PPs proves that Tiz the Law will be tough but shows that the race for second is much more wide open than the odds indicate.
When looking at the important factor of class, we see that Uncle Chuck merely ranks fourth and is only 0.3 away from being sixth in this field. That is enough of a reason to seek a price underneath Tiz the Law. Caracaro ran a close second to Country Grammer last out in the Peter Pan, but he needed that race and has the tactical speed and post position to sit a great trip. The lightly raced colt may have the most upside besides Uncle Chuck and seems like the most worthwhile contender to key underneath in your exactas and trifectas, based on value. Take a closer look at the Travers PPs below, with the option to go full screen in the lower right corner of the window. Visit our free past performances page for more great, free Saratoga coverage on a fantastic day of racing.