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2009 Lady's Secret (G1)

Date/Track:
10/10/2009, Santa Anita Park
Post Time:
4:31 PM PT
Distance:
1 1/16 m (Synthetic)
Age/Sex:
3+ F
Time:
1:42.89
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Older Comments about the 2009 Lady's Secret (G1)...

If Rachael is "Alexandra the Great" for going 8-0 in a season, what, pray tell, do we call Zenyatta for going 13-0 in a career? Enough said?
Mike Smith never had her in much more than an exercise canter. She probably sweats more in her morning workouts. I also like the way he had her closer to the pace, what little pace there was, as to not ask her to make up so much and have another close one like in the Clement L. Hirsch. Zenyatta is truly a special mare. One of the best ever. Now the comparisons will start with Personal Ensign. And the Zenyatta-Rachael Alexandra question will always be there, unless it gets settled somwhere down the road. I know how great R.A. is. But I really do think if Zenyatta laid closer to the pace, like today, coming down the stretch Rachael would look up to see that big mare coming like a runaway locomotive and blow right on by her at the line. imo.
Agree with medlocke. Horses just don't win 12 straight races coming from well off the pace, but Zenyatta is a special mare, and I also expect her to cruise past her foes in the '09 Lady's Secret.
I look for Zenyatta to bounce back big in the Lady's Secret. So she had 1 close call. This is not a mare that runs out on or right off of the lead, she routinely spots fields 10-15 lengths and then when called upon, gobbles up ground like a runaway locamotive. That impresses me more, coming from 15 off the lead and going right on by a field than running wire to wire. just my opinion.
That's a big IF...
I would just love nothing more for her to win the Lady;s Secret in grand fashion (liek she normally does) and then point to the BC classic and show those boys her class! That would be sooooooooo awesome if she won the Classic...Also...if she DOS win the Lady's Secret (surpassing Personal Ensign's record) Classic will that be enough to topple Rachel Alexandra or Summer Bird from HOY???
Does anyone find it interesting that despite her resume, the continue to line-up and face her? I think deep down horsemen knows she is.... vulnerable.