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Fever Knocks Tizway Out Of Gold Cup

Tizway, who would have been the likely favorite for the Grade 1, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup on October 1 at Belmont Park, will miss the race due to a fever that he developed on Thursday, causing him to skip a scheduled Friday workout.


“He spiked a fever on Thursday and was lethargic,” said trained James Bond. “We treated him, but to work him at 70 percent, run in a tough race like the [Jockey Club] Gold Cup, and then run in the Breeders’ Cup Classic would be unfair to the horse.”


Bond, who trains the 6-year-old son of Tiznow for owner William Clifton, said that he is still on schedule for a start in the Breeders’ Cup Classic.


“He has been training brilliantly and will be ready to go a mile and a quarter on November 5 [in the Breeders’ Cup],” said Bond, who added that if there is too much bad weather at Saratoga Race Course, where Tizway is stabled, he will ship him to Belmont to train.


Tizway will breeze next Thursday or Friday and be on a seven or eight day workout pattern leading up to the Breeders’ Cup, according to Bond.


After going 1-for-8 in graded stakes, taking last year’s Grade 2 Kelso Handicap at Belmont, Tizway has put together consecutive Grade 1 victories: a 2 ¾-length triumph in the Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont on May 30, and a tour-de-force three-length score in the Whitney Invitational Handicap at Saratoga on August 6. He is a leading contender for Horse of the Year honors.




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Honestly, Tizway being knocked out the JCGC will very much put me off of him in this year's BC Classic. I think this was a race he very much needed to run in. For one thing, Tizway hasn't ran over a 1-1/4 since the 09' JCGC, and he ended up a distant 3rd that day. Some 5 or 6 length's behind Summer Bird and Quality Road. I think Tizway needed to cover this 1-1/4 at Belmont again to get him fitter for the taxing Churchill Downs 1-1/4 that's coming in the BC Classic. TJMO.
It's a shame that this virus comes along at this time,Tizway so couldhave handled that Dous X ,beer slogan horse. The Headline would have read that Tizway had it His way in the Gold CupProving once again that an older horse defeated a younger horse. for what's his names information Curlin Won the Gold Cup in '08 as a four year old. hus considered an older horse. Curlin was a Three year old in '07. he had run in the Classics against Street Sense, Hard Spun, and then in the Belmont against Rag To Riches..
should have read" Stay Thirsty Knocks Tizway Out Of Gold Cup"

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