OK, say the two camps got together and a special race, at 1 1/8 miles, was set up to include both Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta in an eight-horse field at Churchill Downs.
Who do you think would win?
Would Rachel’s superior early speed, which enables the Medaglia d’Oro filly to take her opponents gate to wire or lay just off the pace, be too much for Zenyatta to overcome?
Or, is Zenyatta just too good for her younger foe? Zenyatta has closed to win all 12 of her career races no matter how fast or slow the early pace. Would she add Rachel Alexandra to her list of conquests?
What do you think?