Big and Mellow Wins the Race?

Slew’s Tizzy in the paddock at the Belmont Stakes (Jane E Hill)

Jay Hovdey has a very nice article one of my sentimental favs, Slew’s Tizzy. Just last week I noticed his work at Santa Anita, and have bemoaned his races on conventional dirt in the past. But alas, his day (and mine!) have come.

Greg Fox, also trains his full brother, Slew’s Tiznow, had this to say:

“This may sound crazy, but we’ve been pointing for this race since last fall,” Fox said. “We think that he is much more effective on a synthetic surface. I also think that Tiznow is turning into one of the best sires of synthetic-track runners.”

Hear, hear! His assistant trainer Mittleider goes on:

“As a 4-year-old, I think he could be 10 times what he was at 3,” Mittleider said. “He’s bigger. He’s stronger, and he’s really trained well out here. He ships like a million, loves to fly. He just backs into his slip in the plane and puts his head down. The minute we take off, he goes to sleep, and he doesn’t wake up until we hit the ground.

Apparently he even has “skunk tail”… funny, so do I. Best of luck to him in the Strub, I’ll definitely be rooting for him and I’ll give you 6-5 that I’m wagering on him.

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