Tiznow to Pass Pacific Classic; Woodward Possible

Tiznow to Pass Pacific Classic; Woodward Possible
Photo: Skip Dickstein
Horse of the Year Tiznow will likely bypass the Pacific Classic.
Trainer Jay Robbins has indicated that Tiznow will definitely not run in the Aug. 19 Pacific Classic (gr. I) at Del Mar.

Though he was was pleased with a sharp seven-furlong workout by Horse of the Year Tiznow on Tuesday, Robbins said the 4-year-old colt will not make the race.

The 1 1/4-mile $1 million race comes up too soon for the colt who was plagued by foot and back problems until recently.
The son of Cee's Tizzy has been working well of late, capped off by Tuesday's seven-furlong drill in 1:24.60 with regular rider Chris McCarron up.

Robbins said this morning that co-owner Michael Cooper is leaning toward sending Tiznow to Belmont Park for the Sept. 8 $500,000 Woodward Handicap (gr. I) at 1 1/8 miles. The colt would then be pointed to a defense of his Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) win at Belmont on Oct. 27.

"He was a little tired after the work," Robbins said, "but you want him to get tired if you're going to get him fit to run."

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