Eclipse champion Royal Delta
and three-time Grade 1 winner It’s
Tricky are both listed as probable for the Grade 1, $400,000 Beldame
Invitational, run at 1 1/8 miles.
It would be the fifth meeting – all in Grade 1 events –
between Royal Delta and It’s Tricky. Royal Delta maintains a 2-to-1 edge
in victories, winning last year’s Alabama
and Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic, while It’s Tricky captured the
2011 Coaching Club American Oaks. In their previous meeting, It’s Tricky
stumbled badly at the start, running well to finish third, while the odds-on
Royal Delta finished second in the Personal Ensign at the Spa.
Also listed as probable for the Beldame is Go Unbridled, coming off a 6 ½-length romp at odds of 8-1 in
the Saratoga Dew overnight stakes for New York
breds on August 27 at Saratoga.
Listed as questionable are All Due
Respect, Cash for Clunkers,