Dream Match-Up Looms in Personal Ensign
Written by Ian Tapp | Jul 26, 2010 |
The Personal Ensign Stakes (gr. I) will be run Sunday, August 29th – the day after the Travers Stakes (gr. I) – at Saratoga Race Course. Already pointing to the race is Life At Ten (TrueNicks A), who is riding a six-race win streak that includes the Ogden Phipps Handicap (gr. I) and a powerful score in the 10-furlong Delaware Handicap (gr. II). The daughter of Malibu Moon (TrueNicks,SRO) seems to be better with increased distance.
2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra (TrueNicks A++) is possible for the race after a strong victory the Lady's Secret Stakes at Monmouth Park. The daughter of Medaglia d'Oro (TrueNicks,SRO) won the 9.5-furlong Preakness Stakes (gr. I), and the Woodward Stakes at Saratoga last season.
Finally, the camp of unbeaten champion Zenyatta (TrueNicks A+) are "undecided" on running in the Personal Ensign. The great Street Cry (IRE) (TrueNicks,SRO)
mare holds grade I wins on dirt (twice in the Apple Blossom) and at the 10-furlong distance (the Breeders' Cup Classic).