Slew’s Tiz Whiz stays sizzling, wins the 87th Longacres Mile
Trainer Tom Wenzel calls Slew’s Tiz Whiz an overachiever.
He can now name him one thing else: a Longacres Mile winner.
Slew’s Tiz Whiz ran down fellow Washington-bred Papa’s Golden Boy to win Sunday’s $150,000 race by 2 3/4 lengths at Auburn’s Emerald Downs.
That is fairly heady stuff for a horse who started his profession competing in $15,000 claiming races.
Fortunately for Ok D Thoroughbreds, nobody claimed Slew’s Tiz Whiz, whose regular enchancment culminated with Sunday’s win within the 87th operating of the Longacres Mile, probably the most prestigious horse race within the Northwest.
“This horse is an overachiever, and I’m just so proud of his horse,” stated Wenzel, who additionally gained the Mile in 2007 with The Great Face.
Papa’s Golden Boy held on for second and Five Star General was third.
Background, the defending champion owned by longtime Husky radio voice Bob Rondeau and his spouse, Molly, completed fifth.
The speedy Papa’s Golden Boy was compelled a bit broad from the No. 12 publish however secured the lead and led by three lengths getting into the stretch.
Slew’s Tiz Whiz, who had a pleasant ground-saving journey beneath Jose Zunino, angled outdoors within the stretch and pulled away for the victory.
It was an analogous situation final month within the Governor’s Handicap, a prep race for the Mile, when Slew’s Tiz Whiz charged previous Papa’s Golden Boy at 9-1.
Slew’s Tiz Whiz, a 4-year-old gelding, ran the mile in 1 minutes, 34.46 seconds and paid $8.80 to win because the second alternative within the wagering.
Favored Top Executive at 3.20-1 completed fourth.
Zunino stated he was assured the complete race and stated the horse was able to pounce when he requested him for his finest.
“He’s the best; he does everything,” Zunino stated.
Wenzel liked the place of his horse, who was sixth early within the race.
“We just huddled up on the rail from the (No. 1) post position and we tried to save ground and make a race of it,” Wenzel stated. “Luckily when this horse comes to the stretch and you ask him, he’s a real trier. And it’s really fun to watch a horse like this run.”
It was the third straight win for Slew’s Tiz Whiz, who began the successful streak with a win in an allowance race.
“We got really sharp and then when we won that allowance race, and from there the last two races have been just superb,” Wenzel stated.
Slew’s Tiz Whiz was bred by longtime prime breeder Karl Krieg, who died in 2019.
“I know Karl was helping a lot today in this race, absolutely,” Wenzel stated. “He put wings on this horse again for us.”
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