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Pletcher Double Handed In Saratoga Oaks

Friday, 19th July 2013

Kentucky Oaks winner Princess Of Sylmar (Majestic Warrior-Storm Dixie, by Catienus) heads up a small but quality field for the Gr1 Coaching Club American Oaks at Saratoga Race Course this weekend, reports newsobserver.com. The Todd Pletcher-trained filly scored a surprise victory in the fillies feature at Churchill Downs at odds of 38-1, taking her overall record to 5 wins from 7 starts, including the Listed Busanda Stakes & Busher Stakes at Aqueduct. Pletcher reported he is confident of another forward showing from Princess Of Sylmar. "She's a very relaxed filly who turns off easily, so we'll let her relax in the early part of the race and hope she finishes well." Princess Of Sylmar will face 4 rivals vying for the US$300,000 purse on Saturday, namely My Happy Face, Cue The Moon, Marathon Lady & stable mate Unlimited Budget. Street Sense filly Unlimited Budget finished 3rd to Princess Of Sylmar in the Kentucky equivalent and most recently ran a brave 6th against the boys in the Belmont Stakes won by Palace Malice. "She came out of it in good shape," stated Pletcher. "We were asking a lot of her, but she didn't disgrace herself. We'll try again back in against fillies. She's never run here before, but she has trained well."

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