04/07/2010 11:00PM

Bigger goals ahead for Slew's Tiznow


Slew's Tiznow's career has been marred by interruptions that have overshadowed two stakes wins in 2008 and a second in the Grade 1 Breeders' Futurity at Keeneland way back in 2007.

This spring and summer, trainer Jamie Lloyd and owner Joseph Lacombe are hoping the now 5-year-old Slew's Tiznow can put a string of races together.

Slew's Tiznow is the 119-pound highweight in the $60,000 Santana Mile, a race that Lloyd envisions as a prep for the major stakes at the Hollywood Park spring-summer meeting, including the $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup on July 10.

"I think he looks really good," Lloyd said. "Ultimately our goal is the get him on the Hollywood Park three-race program."

Slew's Tiznow won an allowance race over a mile on March 12, stalking the pace before winning by a half-length. It was Slew's Tiznow's second start for Lloyd. Slew's Tiznow ended a four-race losing streak in that race, dating back to the War Chant Stakes at Hollywood Park in November 2008.

"I think he needed that last race as well, so he should improve from it," Lloyd said. "I think the key to this horse is he needs a stalking trip."

The pacesetter in Saturday's field of five may be Warren's Pepe, who is making his first start for trainer Julio Canani after previously being trained by William Morey. Warren's Pepe, 6, is making his 42nd start and seeking his 12th win.

Norvsky and Art Currency both won their last start, while Cigar Man was third behind Slew's Tiznow on March 12.