Cozmic One, Rachel’s Valentine Breeze at Saratoga

Cozmic One, Rachel’s Valentine Breeze at Saratoga

Cozmic One, the first foal out of 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, and Rachel’s Valentina, the second foal out of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, both turned in workouts at Saratoga on the morning of July 26th.

Cozmic One, a three-year-old son of Bernardini that is trained by John Shirreffs, breezed a half-mile in an easy :50.04. The work was his first since finishing seventh in a maiden special weight at Belmont Park on July 8th, and the time was the 48th-fastest of 63 morning works at that distance. It is unknown where Cozmic One will run next, although given his pedigree, I would not be surprised if his connections choose to run him on turf in the near future. (For more details, check out my article “Could Cozmic One Be a Star on Turf.”)

In contrast, the two-year-old filly Rachel’s Valentina breezed the distance in a much quicker time, going in company from the starting gate with another unraced two-year-old named Preppy and completing the half-mile in :48.55 seconds. That time was ranked 13th-fastest of the morning, and came one week after she breezed five furlongs at Saratoga. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the daughter of Bernardini is expected to make her debut sometime during the Saratoga meet, although she might not run for a couple of weeks yet.

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J. Keeler Johnson is a writer, blogger, videographer, and all-around horse racing enthusiast who was drawn to the sport by Curlin's quest to become North America's richest racehorse. A great fan of racing history, he considers Dr. Fager to be the greatest racehorse ever produced in America, but counts Zenyatta as his all-time favorite. He lives in Wisconsin and also writes for the blog Unlocking Winners.

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