Michael Slezak
August 03, 2009 AT 12:21 PM EDT

Okay, Monday, give me your worst! Because, to quote the philosopher Matthew Wilder, “ain’t nothin’ gonna break my stride…nobody’s gonna slow me down.” And what’s got me in such a Teflon mood, you might ask? Well, yesterday, I traveled down to Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., to see superfilly Rachel Alexandra overcome a sloppy track and annihilate a top-class field of colts (including Belmont Stakes winner Summer Bird) in the Haskell Invitational, making her 2 for 2 against the boys, 7 for 7 in 2009, and 10 for 13 lifetime. Press play below to see why the dark bay 3-year-old filly is racing’s one singular sensation. I can almost guarantee her combination of grace and horsepower will leave you pumping your fist like her ebullient jockey Calvin Borel, and make you impervious to the heinousness of the workday ahead!

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