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Rachel Alexandra returns after the race
Rachel Alexandra returns after the 2010 New Orleans Ladies Stakes at the Fair Grounds
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Asked if she would go on to the Apple Blossom at Oaklawn, Asmussen added, "Well, if I thought she'd get beat I wouldn't have run her today, so I'm definitely going to be cautious. We just want to do what's right by the mare. You know Calvin and how strongly he feels about her and we'll go from there. She's not where I thought she was and if I had thought she'd get beat she wouldn't run. You take her back, you evaluate her, you see how her mood is, her diet, how she goes back to the racetrack, how she breezes. No crystal ball could see that far ahead."