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‘Rachel’ arrives

She has been the subject of a majority of the talk at Pimlico this week. Now Rachel Alexandra is ready for her close-up.

The filly arrived at the racetrack just after 4 p.m. Wednesday following a charter flight from Louisville. Pioneerof the Nile and Terrain also got to the track, meaning 10 of the 13 horses entered are now stabled in the stakes barn in Baltimore. Musket Man, Take the Points and Laurel Park-based Tone it Down are set to get to Pimlico on Saturday.

New routine for ‘Papa’

Papa Clem’s trainer, Gary Stute, said Wednesday he altered his usual plan leading up to a race given his horse’s slow workout time a day earlier.

Papa Clem ran five furlongs in 1 minute, 5 seconds on Tuesday, and though the track seemed to be playing slow that early in the morning, Stute said he would give the colt another run Thursday.

“Normally I walk two days, but as slow as he went, I’m gonna change my program and go back to the track,” Stute said.