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Sweet Sixteen!

Sweet Sixteen!
Any questions about two-time champion older female Zenyatta’s prowess on a dirt surface were answered with a huge exclamation point on Friday at Oaklawn Park.

The six-year-old Street Cry (Ire) mare won her 16th start without a defeat, matching the streaks of Citation, Cigar, Hallowed Dreams, and Mister Frisky as she took over on the turn under jockey Mike Smith and coasted to a 4 1/2-length victory in the $500,000 Apple Blossom Invitational Stakes (G1).
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Winning on dirt is not anything new for her. She won this same race a few years back.
Heaven help us, is it possible that she may skip across the conventional dirt even faster than she does across a synthetic track? If she does, there's going to be a lot of disappointment for other thoroughbred's this season, that race against Zenyatta. Granted, the competition that was supposed to be there wasn't, but if you'll pardon the pun, to "Be Fair", Zenyatta never broke out of any faster of a clip than an exercise canter for the whole race. She was under a hand ride the whole way, and found herself at the lead so fast, she almost looked confused as to what to do. IMO, if Rachel Alexandra had been at the Apple Blossom today, the fractions would certainly have been faster, but the outcome of the race wouldn't have changed one iota. If Mike Smith, who never ask for anything the whole race, would've had to ask for Rachel today, Rachel would've found more there than what she's capable of handling. IMO.
Yes! Way to go Zenyatta! You definitely deserved to be Horse of the Year last year! Keep it up and you might have a shot this year! -z02

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