Rachel Alexandra will make her first foray into grade I company since defeating older males in the Woodward Stakes last September when she takes on four fillies and mares as the 2-5 favorite in the $300,000 Personal Ensign.
- Bay Filly
- Born 2006
|Trainer||Gary C. Contessa|
|Classofsixtythree View Five-Cross Pedigree||Include||Broad Brush|
|Rambling Rose||Blush Rambler|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||Brereton C. Jones, agent||($22,000)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
Malibu Prayer turned back 3-5 favorite Unrivaled Belle in upper stretch and held on gamely to win the $250,000 Ruffian Handicap (gr. I) Aug. 1 to give owner/breeder Edward P. Evans a second major victory at the Spa.
Timing can mean everything, and in the case of the $250,000 Ruffian Invitational Handicap (gr. I) Aug. 1 at Saratoga, it could result in a long-awaited grade I victory for Unrivaled Belle.