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Princess Of Sylmar Confirmed For Breeders' Cup
Owner Ed Stanco has confirmed that North America's best filly Princess of Sylmar is heading to the Gr1 Breeders' Cup Distaff at Santa Anita on November 1st, reports bloodhorse.com. Hall Of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher wanted to see Princess Of Sylmar work satisfactorily before committing to a Breeders' Cup start and she did just that, running the second-fastest half-mile of the morning on Saturday. "Todd said one word, 'Excellent!' Stanco said. "We're over the moon. Hopefully we'll set foot on the moon before we come back to earth." Princess of Sylmar will be chasing her fourth successive Gr1 victory after defeating champion US mare Royal Delta, and is riding a four-race Gr1 winning streak after capturing the Beldame Invitational Stakes at Belmont last-start. Her previous elite successes were in the Kentucky Oaks, Coaching Club American Oaks & Alabama Stakes, making her the first filly in history to win those four prestigious races in the same year.