Preakness-winning filly Rachel
Alexandra put in another solid workout at Saratoga Race Course,
although it's still not clear when she'll next race.
Rachel Alexandra worked five furlongs in 1:01.38 on Monday.
Trainer Steve Asmussen said three races are under consideration:
the Delaware Handicap for fillies and mares on Sunday; the Coaching
Club American Oaks at Belmont for 3-year-old fillies on July 25;
and the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on Aug. 2 against the
boys, including Belmont Stakes winner Summer Bird.
"It's a timing thing more than anything," Asmussen said. "Her
being a 3-year-old filly that has success outside of her division
just gives that many more options. I think the only thing that we
can state is the obvious - that's her and she looks good."
Rachel Alexandra has won seven races in a row. Her most recent
victory was by 19¼ lengths against 3-year-old fillies in the Mother
Goose Stakes at Belmont on June 25.
The filly owned by Stonestreet Stable's Jess Jackson and Harold
McCormick was the fastest of 12 horses who worked the same
distance. She galloped out six furlongs in 1:14.80.
"She's tremendous; she's a beautiful animal; she's doing
great," Asmussen said. "She was unbelievably light on her feet
today and she felt great about doing it. It was about as easy as
she could do it. It was exactly what I was hoping to see."