04/24/2007 11:00PM

Slew's Tizzy doubtful for Derby


LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The connections of Lexington Stakes winner Slew's Tizzy are "very much leaning toward not running" the colt in the May 5 Kentucky Derby, said trainer Greg Fox on Wednesday.

"The horse is doing great, but unless something radically changes in the next day or two, we have pretty much decided against running," Fox, a licensed veterinarian, said from his farm adjacent to the Thoroughbred Training Center in Lexington, Ky. "We expect to make a firm decision by Friday."

Joe LaCombe owns and bred Slew's Tizzy,

Slew's Tizzy's defection would open a slot for Teuflesberg in the race. The Derby is limited to the top 20 entrants based on graded earnings. Imawildandcrazyguy is next on the list to make the field.

Slew's Tizzy won the Lexington last Saturday at 40-1, the longest price in a field of nine.