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Zenyatta impressive in breeze

With her 2010 debut two weeks away, Zenyatta continues to impress jockey Mike Smith in her buildup to a highly anticipated spring campaign. Friday at Hollywood Park, Zenyatta breezed six furlongs in 1:13.20 as she nears a scheduled start in the Grade 1 Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap at Santa Anita on March 13. "That was unbelievable," Smith said, as he walked Zenyatta back to the barn. "Each work, she's getting fitter and better." Read More


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Zenyatta breezed 6 furlongs at Hollywood Park in 1:13.20. Rachel Alexandra just breezed 6 furlongs over a fast main track at Louisiana Downs in 1:14.00 flat. For anyone trying to handicap the upcoming Apple Blossom, make of those work's what you will.
Enough with the breezing times, and 6 furlong drills. Let's get to some racing already. I just had a gentleman on YouTube e-mail me and tell me that not only will Rachel Alexandra beat Zenyatta, that she will likely be in hand across the wire in doing so. His comment was that other than the B.C. Classic, Zenyatta had never faced any real competition. If competition is the question here, other than Summer Bird, who has Rachel Alexandra beaten that is so much tougher than the horses that Zenyatta has beaten? Someone please tell me, because I truly don't know who they are. Every time I read a post concerning Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra, inevitably, without failure, there's always someone that comments on how weak Zenyatta's competition has been. But there's never any follow up on all the alleged "great horses" names that Rachel Alexandra has beaten. I think it would be fair to say that Rachel Alexandra has raced colts more times successfully, but Zenyatta has beaten better colt's singularly. And in regard to other fillies, they've both raced fillies who were extremely over matched. As for the comment of Rachel Alexandra being in hand across the wire, doubtful. There's no doubt that Rachel Alexandra can, and may beat Zenyatta. But I don't see her drawing away from the best deep closer in racing by enough lengths to be "in hand" across the wire. JMO.

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