05/06/2007 11:00PM

Slew's Tizzy headed to Lone Star, not Pimlico


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The convincing victory by Street Sense in the 133rd Kentucky Derby has convinced trainer Greg Fox to withdraw Slew's Tizzy from consideration for the next leg of the Triple Crown, the May 19 Preakness at Pimlico.

Fox said Monday morning from his private farm adjacent to the Thoroughbred Training Center in Lexington that he instead is sending Slew's Tizzy to run in the Lone Star Derby in Texas on Saturday. Slew's Tizzy won the April 21 Lexington Stakes in his last start as a 40-1 shot.

Fox said he was highly impressed by the Derby efforts of Street Sense and Hard Spun, the one-two finishers. He said Carl Nafzger, the trainer of Street Sense, "has put on a training clinic for the world."

Fox attended the Derby. "As much as I believe in my horse, I don’t want any part of those horses at this particular time," he said.

Fox said Slew's Tizzy, bred and owned by Joe LaCombe, will "take an intermediate step" in the Lone Star Derby at Lone Star Park. "We hope this takes us to the Belmont" Stakes on June 9, he said. "This will give us four weeks between races if the trip is justified. Joe's from New York, and that's what his ultimate goal is."

Slew's Tizzy had been one of about six new shooters being pointed to the Preakness. The colt worked a half-mile in 49 seconds Monday at the training center.