Race of the Week 2017

Rachel Wannabe!

After obliterating the field in the Alabama Stakes (G1) in her most recent start, Careless Jewel will seek her fifth consecutive win on Saturday in the $750,000 Fitz Dixon Cotillion Stakes (G2) at Philadelphia Park.

The three-year-old Tapit filly has improved with each outing and made a respectable case for herself as one of the nation’s best three-year-old fillies not named Rachel Alexandra. She has won her last four races by an average of nearly 7¼ lengths.
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With Rachael Alexandra on the sidelines for the rest of the year, and the 2009 Breeders Cup Classic or Ladies Classic likely to be Zenyatta's swan song, I anxiously await the 2010 racing season. I think it possible that next year we may get to see a race somehow, somewhere that both Rachael Alexandra and Careless Jewel may both be entered in. What a speed duel that would be. I think it's possible because R.A. isn't likely to run every race she run's next year against colts. That said, they're likely to hook up somewhere down the road. That's a race I won't want to miss.
After seeing her performance at Philadelphia Park today, and her 2 other recent romps in the Alabama Stakes and the Delaware Oaks, Carless Jewel is a filly that has really come into her own. She may be the one to beat in the Ladies Classic if Zenyatta runs against the boys, and maybe even if she doesn't. Carless Jewel and Icon Project are 2 fillies that I think either could more than hold their own with Rachael Alexandra or Zenyatta.
Yes, Medlocke is right on. I actually think it's a terrific race without Rachel. Assumning Icon Project, Careless Jewel and Zenyatta keep winning, and Swift Temper looks decent. Also need a few others so it's not a 5-horse field (obviously). But, then the story is... Zenyatta vs. the Challengers - Icon Project - Careless Jewel - Swift Temper - Stardom Bound - Rainbow View from Europe - Cocoa Beach That's one heck of a race. Zenyatta better have her running shoes on... a weak field of CA mares this is not...
Would like to see Carless Jewel romp in the Cotillion and head into the Breeder's Cup with some big time momentum.
I agree with the comment of Medlocke, just add Stardom Bound and Swift Temper and it would be an awesome Ladies Classic. Probably as interesting as the Classic itself. But as usual, we have all these very talented fillies and mares but thoroughbred politics always find a way to keep them from running against each other. Lord forbid Rachael or Zenyatta might lose to a Carless Jewel or an Icon Project.
This filly looked very impressive in the Alabama Stakes. I'd love to see a four horse race with Careless Jewell, Icon Project, Rachael Alexandra, and Zenyatta. Those four alone would make for a great "Ladies Classic".
Careless Jewel sure has been impressive, and she's proven over synthetic, so the Cup surface should not pose a problem.
I've been saying for a while now... this filly is the real deal. People don't think of her in the same conversation as Rachel and Zenyatta, but when they open up the PP's for the Distaff... umm, the Ladies Classic... they will be saying Careless Jewel vs. Zenyatta, and it will be a head-scratcher as to who will win that fight...

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