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Champion Rachel Alexandra To Work Monday In Preparation for Oaks Day Run in La Troienne

Stonestreet Stables and Harold McCormick’s Rachel Alexandra, the reigning Horse of the Year preparing for a start on Friday in the $400,000-added La Troienne Stakes (GII), will work early Monday at Churchill Downs.

"She’ll work in the morning,” said Scott Blasi, assistant to trainer Steve Asmussen.

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra is "Rachelesque' in Six-Furlong Work

Stonestreet Stable and Harold McCormick’s Rachel Alexandra turned in a sizzling six-furlong workout on Monday at Churchill Downs as the reigning Horse of the Year displayed increasing sharpness as she nears a return to competition.

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra Works A Sharp Five Furlongs

Reigning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra worked a strong six furlongs on Monday in her second major training move since her return to her home base at Churchill Downs.

No Plans For Einstein Following Clark Run ... Karelian's River City Run A Mystery ... Big Finish for Wiggins

NO PLANS YET FOR EINSTEIN AFTER CLARK – Trainer Helen Pitts-Blasi reported that Stronach Stable’s Einstein (Brz) came out of Friday’s third-place effort behind 3-year-olds Blame and Misremembered in the Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade II) in good order.

Super Saver Tries Two-Turns in Jockey Club ... Upperline Gets Local Test Run ... Rachel Alexandra Heads To New Orleans

SUPER SAVER MAKES TWO-TURN DEBUT IN KENTUCKY JOCKEY CLUB – The field for Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (Grade II) is now assembled at Churchill Downs, with WinStar Farm’s Super Saver being the last to arrive.

Swift Temper Out of Falls City, Retired ... Kiss the Kid Seeks Clark Breakthrough ... Rahy's Attorney Seeks Rare Road Win

SWIFT TEMPER SCRATCH FROM FALLS CITY, RETIRED – Mark Stanley’s Grade I-winning millionaire Swift Temper, the 5-2 second choice in the morning line for today’s 94th running of the $150,000-added Falls City Handicap (GII) at Churchill Downs, has been scratched from the race because of an injury and retired.

McGee Doubles Up in Clark ... Reigning Champ Karelian Makes Quick Turnaround in River City

McGEE DOUBLES UP ON CLARK HANDICAP CHANCES – Trainer Paul McGee was all set to send Dubious Miss on a solo mission for his barn in Friday’s 135th running of the $400,000-added Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade II).

Kenneally's 'Carlos' Follows in Quick Hoofprints ... Ramsey-owned Stars Eye Caressing, Grand Canyon ... Big Weekend for Romans?

SURGING CUSTOM FOR CARLOS FOLLOWS IN SWIFT HOOFPRINTS FOR KENNEALLY – A month after Kelly’s Landing was winding down his stellar career, a possible replacement debuted for trainer Eddie Kenneally at Gulfstream Park in Custom for Carlos.

Defending Champ Einstein Works for Clark ... Acoma's win her "biggest" ... Fields take shape for 2 YO stakes

EINSTEIN WORKS FOR CLARK; MARAGH PICKS UP MOUNT – Trainer Helen Pitts-Blasi was talking to a passer-by about her stable star Einstein (Brz) when fellow trainer Dallas Stewart rode past on his pony.

“Tell it like it is, Helen,” Stewart said with a laugh. “Tell him how you’re gonna kick Macho Again’s rear end.”

Macho Again 'Ready to Roll' in Clark ... Giant Oak Finally Makes It Back to Churchill ... One Caroline Slated for Spring Return

STEWART: MACHO AGAIN “READY TO ROLL” FOR CLARK – The heavy lifting is all done and according to trainer Dallas Stewart, Macho Again is “ready to roll” for Friday’s 135th running of the $400,000-added Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade II) at Churchill Downs.