Thursday, September 3, 2009

Woodward Stakes Post Positions and Morning Line

Calvin Borel (wearing yellow shirt) sings a happy tune. Rachel Alexandra (wearing horse stuff) looks a little embarrassed.

In this Saturday's Grade 1 Woodward Stakes at Saratoga, super-filly Rachel Alexandra looks to slice off yet another piece of thoroughbred history. She's trounced all the boys her own age (twice) and now she takes on the older fellas - a quantam leap for any three-year old. No filly has ever won the Woodward, and while there's no such thing as a sure thing in horse racing (remember Big Brown?), I think the smart money is on Super Girl. She's been installed as an imposing favorite in the morning line.

Here are the post positions and morning line odds for the big race:
1 - Da' Tara, 12-1
2 - Bullsbay, 6-1
3 - Rachel Alexandra, 1-2
4 - Cool Coal Man, 12-1
5 - Macho Again, 8-1
6 - It's a Bird, 10-1
7 - Asiatic Boy, 10-1
8 - Past the Point, 15-1