LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Long-shot Slew's Tizzy took control early
and pulled away to win the 325-thousand dollar Lexington Stakes
today at Keeneland.
The 3-year-old colt, racing for the first time without blinkers,
went off at 40-to-one before jockey Robby Albarado guided the horse
through the field to give trainer Greg Fox his first stakes
Slew's Tizzy covered the 1 1/16-mile course in 1:43.20 and paid
$83.00, $29.60 and $13.60.
Starbase, trained by D. Wayne Lukas, held off Forty Grams for
The win in one of the final prep races for the May 5 Kentucky
Derby could give Slew's Tizzy enough graded stakes earnings to race
in the run for the roses. The only horse to win both the Lexington
Stakes and the Derby is Charismatic, who pulled off the double in
A full 20-horse field is expected for the Derby, with preference
given to the top 20 graded stakes winners.
Favorite Belgravia, making his first appearance of the year, was
caught between horses early and was never a factor, finishing last
in the nine-horse field.
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