Better Than Any Fantasy

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New Worker

Lujack (colt; Rock Hard Ten - To the Rainbow (FR) by Rainbow Quest) worked 2 furlongs at the Benton Training Center in a time of :24.00. Lujack sold for $50,000 as a yearling, and is a half-brother to grade II winner Blue Moon. Blue Moon was a debut winner at 2.

Better Than Any Fantasy

Another superlative race for Rachel Alexandra. She broke a little inward, but straightened and went to the lead. She maintained a comfortable lead in the early going and then widened in the stretch. She won by better than 8, without being asked. Everything looks so easy for this big, powerful filly. No showboating for Calvin this time around, at least not until after the wire. It's on to Kentucky for Rachel, maybe Justwhistledixie will give her a race or Gabby's Golden Gal? Watch the Replay.

By the way, Rachel Alexandra first appeared on this blog on May 5, recording a work that took place on May 1 2008. I think we are all anticipating the anniversary of that work.
Read more about the Fantasy here.

Result: April 5, 2009
Oaklawn Race 9
Fantasy Stakes (gr. II)

Rachel Alexandra $2.20

Afleet Deceit  

Just Jenda  

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Other Results for April 5

Quick In Motion (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Trisha Quick by Deputy Minister) pressed the early pace in her Maiden Special Weight at Sunland, but tired and finished 7th.

Doo Woppa Do (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Doo Wop by Dynaformer) didn't have much impact in her Maiden Special Weight race at Oaklawn Park, running 8th the whole way.

Passum Pattie (filly; Peace Rules - Princess Patti by Polish Numbers) was scratched out of her Allowance/Optional Claiming race at Charles Town.

In Action April 6

Lucy to the Max (filly; Birdstone - I Dream by Wajima) and Mocha d'Oro (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Chopard by Silver Deputy) meet in a mile turf Maiden Option Claiming race at Turf Paradise, post time 4:56 PM ET. Lucy to the Max has run 4 times, including 3 turf starts. She most recently finished 3rd on the Turf Paradise turf on March 16 while running 7.5 furlongs. Mocha d'Oro made 2 starts in 2008, and has run twice on the turf in 2009. She finished 4th last time out at a mile on the Turf Paradise turf.

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