Royal Delta, last
year’s champion 3-year-old filly, breezed five furlongs in 1:02.56 Sunday
morning over the Oklahoma
training track in preparation for her next start, the Grade 1, $600,000
Personal Ensign on August 26.
Exercise rider Rodolphe Brisset was aboard for the move, Royal
Delta’s first since her neck victory over Tiz Miz Sue in the Grade 2
Delaware Handi cap on July 21.
“She was a little anxious, a little buzzed going inwith it being
the first work, but I was happy with it,” said Hall of Fame trainer Bill
Mott. “She’s training good, she’s eating good, she’s
moving good … it’s all good.”
In addition to the Delaware Handicap, the 4-year-old Empire Maker filly
won the Grade 2 Fleur de Lis at Churchill Downs and also finished second in the
Grade 3 Sabin Stakes at Gulfstream
Park and ninth in the
Dubai World Cup.
Last year at Saratoga,
Royal Delta won the Grade 1 TVG Alabama and finished third in the Grade 1 TVG
Coaching Club American Oaks.