12/18/2009 1:00AM

Rachel continues to jog

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After losing two days of her morning jogs this week after the track was washed away by heavy rains last weekend, Rachel Alexandra was settling back into her morning routine on Friday, jogging against traffic on the outer edges of the Fair Grounds oval.

For just the second time, Rachel Alexandra took a second lap around the track, and her trainer, Steve Asmussen indicated that he planned to let her start galloping in the near future.

"She's stepping through the mud nicely," said Asmussen. "We'll start galloping her right after the holidays. We might start between Christmas and New Year's depending on the weather."