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Rachel back against girls

Updated: June 25, 2009, 7:03 PM ET
By David Grening | Daily Racing Form

ELMONT, N.Y. -- The recent failures of odds-on favorites in stakes races here this month would make one think we're at Saratoga and not Belmont Park. No less than six "sure things" have been defeated in stakes since June 6, including champions Forever Together and Kip Deville and Eclipse Award finalists Music Note and Cocoa Beach.

At least the connections of the four 3-year-old fillies taking on likely 1-5 favorite Rachel Alexandra in Saturday's Grade 1, $300,000 Mother Goose Stakes have ...

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