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Rachel draws post three for Woodward

By Phil Janack
Wednesday, September 2, 2009

SARATOGA SPRINGS -- Preakness and Haskell-winning filly Rachel Alexandra will break from post three in an eight-horse field in Saturday's Grade I $750,000 Woodward at Saratoga Race Course.

Rachel Alexandra was made the 1-2 program favorite by New York Racing Association oddsmaker Eric Donovan. She is attempting to become the first filly to ever win the 1 1/8-mile Woodward, in its 56th year.

Here is the lineup for the Woodward, which will be the 10th of 12 races on Saturday's card:

*1. Da' Tara (Nick Zito, Jose Lezcano) 12-1
2. Bullsbay (Graham Motion, Jeremy Rose) 6-1
3. Rachel Alexandra (Steve Asmussen, Calvin Borel) 1-2
*4. Cool Coal Man (Nick Zito, John Velazquez) 12-1
5. Macho Again (Dallas Stewart, Robby Albarado) 8-1
6. It's a Bird (Marty Wolfson, Julien Leparoux) 10-1
7. Asiatic Boy (Kiaran McLaughlin, Alan Garcia) 10-1
8. Past the Point (Eoin Harty, Edgar Prado) 15-1

Rachel Alexandra will carry 118 pounds; the rest will carry 126.

* - coupled.

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