August 2, 2015 - Saratoga, Race 2, Msw, USD $83,000, 6F

Rachel's Valentina, F, 2, 2013 by Bernardini

1st Dam: Rachel Alexandra (Rachel Alexandra), by Medaglia d'Oro
2nd Dam: Lotta Kim, by Roar
3rd Dam: Kim's Blues, by Cure the Blues

Owner: Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings
Breeder: Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings
Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Rachel's Valentina, the first foal to race out of 2009 Horse of the Year and multi-millionaire Rachel Alexandra, lived up to her superb bloodlines with an authoritative win on debut at Saratoga Sunday afternoon, earning ‘TDN Rising Star' status on the six-year anniversary of her dam's victory in the GI Haskell Invitational. Away from the gate a bit slowly as the even-money favorite, the bay raced in sixth behind a wall of horses as the pacesetters tussled through an opening quarter in :22.25. The filly began to pick up the running on the far turn and circled the field five to six wide turning for home. Rachel's Valentina dueled with a stubborn Awesome Dame (Awesome of Course) into the final furlong and forged clear to post a two-length score over that rival. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $49,800.                            



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