Four minutes to post for the Vanity Handicap at Hollywood Park and Zenyatta has a tough act to follow. Rachel Alexandra just absolutely put on an amazing show in the Mother Goose, winning by a double-digit margin again (Belmont track announcer Tom Durkin called it 20 lengths again). Sure, there were only two other horses in the race, but the manner in which she beat them was mighty impressive. She ran the 1 1/8 miles in a stakes record time of 1:46 1/5.
For the good of the sport, for the racing fans, these two magnificient distaffers — Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta — have got to meet sometime this year. They are the two most popular horses in training and it would be an absolutely huge race that would attract all sorts of attention.