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Zenyatta 'brilliant' in workout

Updated: July 22, 2010, 2:30 PM ET
By Steve Andersen | Daily Racing Form

Zenyatta worked six furlongs in 1:12.40 at Hollywood Park on Thursday, moving closer to an expected start in the $300,000 Clement Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar on Aug. 7.

Thursday's workout left jockey Mike Smith comparing her current condition to the way she felt in advance of her historic victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita last fall.

"It was brilliant," Smith said. "It reminded me of her work before the Classic. She seems to be really back on."

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