Saturday, June 27, 2009

Stepping Stones

Today's two biggest stakes on both coasts look like paid public workouts for Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra. The biggest question is: Where does each go next?

Jess Jackson's preemptive Preakness plan was a huge hit for his newly-owned filly and the sport. While the Moss' curiously cautious charting of their champion leaves me deflated with each, empty Left Coast win. Their super horse doesn't go on wet tracks, rarely leaves fake dirt and won't ever, ever race against the boys - even last year with a retreating Curlin coming to California to race on Zenyatta's preferred surface. Last year Breeders' Cup should have been her place to take on the boys. Oh well.

Now it sounds like the two super girls will never face each other. So much for running the best against the best. Hopefully, Rachel Alexandra takes on the boys at Monmouth or Saratoga. Meanwhile Zenyatta beats Dawn After Dawn again....yawn.

1 comment:

  1. Here's a link that may ease your pangs to see RACHEL vs. ZENYATTA (