Is She All That?

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 10, 2009 in General Discussion | 6 Comments >>

Going into Sunday, I was really looking forward to watching Zenyatta run. I thought coming in that she may be a short on value. I was right, and after a few more grey hairs, she got up in the shadow of the wire.

I guess complaining is the wrong thing to do. I did catch a $177 P-4. I really thought she would make it a P-3, and I was right, by a short nose at the wire..

As far as the big showdown I wanted to see, forget my last wish. I really thought that Zenyatta was more than Rachel at one time. But to prove that beyond a doubt, you have to travel. You have to go beyond your comfort zone. I still believe she is great for the game, and will be a whole lot of fun to watch. I just don’t think she can beat Rachel anymore. I don’t doubt her wonderful record, or that she has shined in Southern California. I feel that Rachel has reached another level, and found another gear….

As a fan, you must decide for yourself. Is this something that is important, or should we go on with a wish list about things we want to happen? Rachel is just that good. She has traveled, and there are plans for next year, if the wagering gods smile kindly. That brings a ray of hope to my heart, as the Breeders’ Cup will play out at Churchill Downs in 2010.

So, just like the song says, keep em’ separated. In my mind, there is no bonus anymore. I have went back and forth for quite awhile. But, at the end of the day, one outshines the other. It is up t0 you to decide which is which….