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Royal Delta Could Bypass Distaff & Take On Males
Meanwhile, Hall Of Fame trainer Bill Mott explained champion US mare Royal Delta (Empire Maker-Delta Princess, by A.P. Indy) had emerged from her victory in the Gr1 Personal Ensign Handicap at Saratoga in good order. "She was good this morning, seemed happy," Mott told drf.com on Monday. Mott confirmed that winning a third consecutive Breeders' Cup title would be Royal Delta's end of season goal following the Bledame, but that he was unsure whether it would be in the Breeders' Cup Distaff or against the boys in the Breeders' Cup Classic. "She'll probably be nominated to both races, just like last year," Mott said. "I don't think it's something we're going to plan on or a decision we'd make right now, but it's an option."