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Royal Delta & Princess Of Sylmar Clash On Cards
Princess Of Sylmar (Majestic Warrior-Storm Dixie, by Catienus), North America's best 3YO filly, may take on champion mare Royal Delta in her final outing this year, reports drf.com. Owner Ed Stanco said that three-time Gr1-winner Princess Of Sylmar had nothing left to prove against her own age group, and that now may be an opportune time to step up to the next level. The race that could bring the two star females together is the Gr1 Beldame at Belmont Park on September 28, which has been confirmed as Royal Delta's next target. "My view at the beginning of the year was she's a 3YO and she should race with 3YOs," said Stanco. "All of a sudden, my view is she's graduated from the 3YOs; maybe it's time she moves up to the next level." However, Stanco said that trainer Todd Pletcher would have the final say, with the US$1 million Gr1 Cotillion at Parx one week earlier the other option.