Princess of Sylmar Returns in Delaware Handicap

The sensational Princess of Sylmar will make her return to headline the lucrative, $750,000 Delaware H. (G1). Trained by Todd Pletcher, the daughter of Majestic Warrior has run big in both of her 2014 outings leading up to this, with a huge second in the Ogden Phipps S. (G1) in a stellar field last out, and she will be impossible to beat with this field if she brings her ‘A’ game.

Molly Morgan and Flashy American, the one-two finishers of the Fleur de Lis (G3) at Churchill Downs, look like the main rivals to the sure odds-on choice. Obeah S. heroine Gamay Noir and Obeah fourth Zucchini Flower are also likely in what could be a small field.

The undercard at Delaware is a nice one, with the $100,000 Sweet and Sassy S, $50,000 Cape Henlopen S and the $50,000 Fort Delaware S. on tap.


The remarkable Ben’s Cat will hope to go over $2 million in earning when facing off with nine foes in the $200,000 Parx Dash S. (G3) at Parx on Saturday. The eight-year-old gelding doesn’t appear to be slowing any at this stages of his career and will be super tough in defense of his title in this race.

Recent stakes winner Tightend Touchdown, who was a big second in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) in the fall, might be the main danger to the likely favorite. The Jason Servis trainee has run especially well in both races on this turf and will be very tough with his versatility and form. 2013 Turf Monster S. (G3) winner Stormofthecentury, Churchill Downs Turf Sprint (G3) winner and recent Jaipur S. (G3) runner-up Marchman, peaking Woodbine invader Sharp Sensation, turf sprint stakes winner Bold Thunder, potential early leader Mongolian Saturday and stakes winning speedster Quality Lass, add to the depth of this turf dash.