Princess of Sylmar Tops the Field for the $750,000 Delaware H.
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Fri 11/07/2014 - 13:07 EDT
Princess of Sylmar towers over a field of five rivals in Saturday’s $750,000 Delaware Handicap. The prestigious race for fillies and mares will be contested at a mile and a quarter on the main track and will carry Grade 1 status for the second consecutive year.
Even money on the morning line, Princess of Sylmar will be attempting to earn her second win of the year and rebound after suffering a neck defeat to rival Close Hatches in the Ogden Phipps (G1) in June. The chestnut four-year-old daughter of Majestic Warrior will be ridden by regular rider Javier Castellano and will break from the outside in the field of six for trainer Todd Pletcher. She has won nine of her thirteen starts.
Molly Morgan goes for back-to-back stakes wins
Second choice at 3-1 is Molly Morgan, a five-year-old daughter of Ghostzapper trained by Dale Romans. Corey Lanerie is scheduled to be in the irons and she exits an upset victory in the Fleur de Lis Handicap (G2) at Churchill Downs in her most recent start. She has won five times in her career and is looking for her second consecutive graded stakes victory.
Gamay Noir proven at Delaware Park
Martin Wolfson will send out longshot Gamay Noir, 10-1 on the morning line, to try to pull the upset. The four-year-old daughter of Harlan’s Holiday will have Daniel Centeno aboard after the pair won the Obeah Stakes at Delaware Park in June. She is a multiple graded stakes winner with five total wins to her credit. She is scheduled to break from post position four.
Players trying to look beyond prohibitive favorite Tepin in the September 17 Woodbine Mile will surely have their work cut out for them as the superstar mare tackles seven rivals on the grass.
The second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown goes Tuesday night from Fort Erie race track, where Sir Dudley Digges will try to take another step toward Canadian racing history.
On Sunday, Woodbine will host the $1 million Queen’s Plate Stakes, Canada’s most prestigious race. Restricted to horses foaled in Canada, the classic mile and a quarter contest has drawn a field of thirteen three-year-olds.
A spectacular card of graded stakes action has been assembled for Saturday at Belmont Park and the $1 million Ogden Phipps is shaping up to be one of the most competitive races of the day. The Grade 1 event for fillies and mares will be contested at a mile and a sixteenth.