Slew’s Tiznow has been scratched from the Bessemer Trust Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. I) because of a fever, according to Pam Blatz-Murff, senior vice president of Breeders’ Cup operations.
The son of Tiznow, who is owned by Joseph Lacombe Stable, is the third 2-year-old Breeders’ Cup contender to be scratched due to fever, and the second horse to fall out of the Juvenile. The other juvenile colt to be scratched was Dixie Chatter, a son of Dixie Union, who spiked a fever Oct. 25. Dixie Chatter is owned by Herman Sarkowsky and trained by Richard Mandella.
Cry and Catch Me, who was co-third choice at 6-1 in the morning line for the Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), was scratched Oct. 24 with a 102 degree temperature. A daughter of Street Cry, she is owned by Stetson Land & Cattle and trained by Bob Baffert. According to Blatz-Murff, both Dixie Chatter and Cry and Catch Me shipped to New Jersey on the same plane.
Slew’s Tiznow’s trainer of record is Francois Parisel, an assistant for Patrick Biancone, who is serving a one-year suspension handed down by Kentucky stewards for the possession of cobra venom, a prohibited substance and Class A drug under Kentucky's medication rules. The colt was coming into the race off a second-place finish in the Lane’s End Breeders’ Futurity (gr. I) at Keeneland. Slew’s Tiznow seemed to be coming into the race in top form, having worked five furlongs at Keeneland in :58 4/5 on Oct. 22.