Rachel Alexandra Works Monday

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra worked an easy half-mile in 50.40 at Fair Grounds Monday morning in her first timed move since her narrow loss to Arnold Zetcher’s Zardana in the $200,000 New Orleans Ladies March 13.

“They didn’t ask her to do too much,” said Fair Grounds clocker and morning linemaker Mike Diliberto. “She was well in hand the whole way.”

Also on Monday’s work tab was Brittlyn Stable’s Star Guitar, a contestant in Saturday’s Grade II New Orleans Handicap who breezed a half in 48 flat.