Rachel Alexandra put the final polish on her preparation for this Sunday’s G1 Personal Ensign Stakes at Saratoga with a smart half-mile gallop in 48.8s yesterday morning.
The Personal Ensign will be Rachel Alexandra’s first start at 2000m and she will be racing at Saratoga for the first time since her G1 Woodward Stakes victory last September which sealed Horse of the Year honours.
Rachel Alexandra is by incoming Darley shuttler Medaglia d’Oro and has never finished worse than second since her career debut in May 2008.
Rachel Alexandra owns a 18: 13-4-0 record with $3.44 million in prizemoney. She started 2010 with losses in the LR New Orleans Ladies Stakes and G2 La Troienne Stakes but rebounded with runaway wins in the G2 Fleur de Lis Hcp and Listed Lady’s Secret Stakes last time out.