Rachel continues Haskell preparation
"She looked like her usual self; she was impressive and got over the ground well," said Scott Blasi, assistant to trainer Steve Asmussen. "We wanted (to give her) a nice, smooth three-quarters and a long gallop. Dominic did a great job with her."
Rachel Alexandra is being pointed to the $1 million Haskell Invitational (G1) for three-year-olds over 1 1/8 miles at Monmouth Park on August 2. She is coming off a record-setting performance in the Mother Goose at Belmont Park, which she won by 19 1/4 lengths in a stakes-record time of 1:46 1/5 for nine furlongs.
"She does things so easily," Blasi added. "She's a special horse and it's obvious when you see her coming down the lane. She has settled in here perfectly. She has put on weight and she is a picture of (good) health. We're right on target for the Haskell."
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