10/17/2008 11:00PM

Dirt Mile: O'Neill pair gets in


There were 14 horses pre-entered in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, but a maximum of 12 can run in the race. Slew's Tiznow and Slew's Tizzy, full brothers trained by Doug O'Neill, initially ended up on the outside looking in. But the defection of Jonesboro, and the decision by

trainer Bobby Frankel to run First Defence and Mast Track in other races, has allowed both Slew's Tiznow and Slew's Tizzy to get in.

They both worked six furlongs on Saturday at Hollywood Park, with Slew's Tiznow going in 1:12.80, and Slew's Tizzy in 1:13.80.

"Slew's Tiznow worked great, and his big brother did, too," O'Neill said.

Slew's Tizzy also was pre-entered in the Turf Sprint, but he is at the bottom of an oversubscribed field of 19. Because he is unlikely to get into that race, which was the first choice of O'Neill and owner Joseph Lacombe, O'Neill said the Dirt Mile will suffice.

Slew's Tiznow, 3, comes off a three-length victory in the El Cajon Stakes at Del Mar, his lone start of the year. Slew's Tizzy, 4, won a money-allowance race at Oak Tree on

Sept. 26.

Another Mile contender, Albertus Maximus, worked five furlongs in 59.20 seconds on Saturday morning at Santa Anita for trainer Vladimir Cerin.