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Rachel Valentina Set For Gr1 Debut
Rachel's Valentina, the Bernardini 2YO daughter of champion racehorse Rachel Alexandra, is set to take the next step in her keenly watched career when she lines up in Saturday's Gr1 Spinaway Stakes at Saratoga, reports Blood Horse. One of just two foals produced by 2009 US Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, Rachel Valentina indicated she had inherited plenty of her mum's ability when scoring an impressive 2-length debut win at Saratoga four weeks ago. Rachel's Valentina is the 5-2 favorite in the field of six fillies for the seven-furlong Spinaway, and will jump from barrier 2 with Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez to ride.