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Divine Beauty, Cassatt Out of Rachel Alexandra

Brereton Jones’s Divine Beauty and Fox Hill Farms’ Cassatt will not run in Saturday’s Grade III Rachel Alexandra, trainer Larry Jones advised Sunday morning during training  hours at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

The $200,000 Rachel Alexandra is Fair Grounds’ designed prep for the Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks, to be run on Louisiana Derby Day March 29 on the penultimate day of the current racing season in New Orleans.  Two Larry Jones-trained fillies that he campaigned in the last six years – Brereton Jones’s Proud Spell in 2008 and that same owner’s Believe You Can in 2012 – parlayed their victories in the Fair Grounds Oaks to victories in the Kentucky Oaks a few weeks later in the spring.  However, neither one of those won Saturday’s second leg of Fair Grounds’ three-race sophomore fillies series. 

“Divine Beauty came out of her last work just a little puny so we decided to back off on her a little bit,” said Jones Sunday morning.  “She’s just not quite like I want her to be.  I can’t really find anything wrong and we haven’t even stopped on her training.  In fact, she galloped this morning.

“With Cassatt, we discovered a little issue yesterday,” Jones said, “so she won’t be running in the race this Saturday either.  It looks like we’re going to miss this round entirely.  But like I told my owners – ‘you know, (Fox Hill Farms’ 2011 Horse of the Year) Havre de Grace wasn’t too good as a 3-year-old, and if either one of these fillies turn out to be as good as Havre de Grace we’ll be in good shape.’”

 

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I think this race won't be nearly as exciting as it would have been. Can't wait for Divine Beauty's return in the Fair Grounds Oaks.

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