Louisville, KY (Sports Network) - Preakness Stakes winner Rachel Alexandra and Kentucky Derby champ Mine That Bird each returned to the track at Churchill Downs Thursday morning. The top two rated three-year-olds hit the track at the same time: 7:30 A.M. (et).
"Want to race," asked Scott Blasi with a smile to Chip Woolley as Mine That Bird approached the filly and Blasi's pony. Blasi is the top assistant to Rachel Alexandra's trainer Steve Asmussen.
Rachel Alexandra was at the starting gate before she took a gallop once around the Churchill Downs oval. No decision has been made concerning the filly's possible start in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 6.
Mine That Bird, who will definitely start in the Test of Champions, went around twice. Both horses went to the track Wednesday morning at different times and are each scheduled to work Monday.
Rachel Alexandra remains a unanimous selection atop the latest NTRA three- year-old poll. The filly received all 16 first-place votes for 160 points. Mine That Bird is second with 144 points.