Promise Me a Cat was one of three 2-year-olds traveling from New
York to Delta Downs in Vinton, La., on Friday to run in stakes next
Saturday. She is being pointed for the Grade 3, $500,000 Delta Princess
for fillies, which is sharing a card with the Grade 3, $1 million Delta
Also on the flight were Bug Juice and Liondrive, who are both
nominated to the Jackpot. The horses left Newark, N.J., on Friday
morning, were to have a fuel stop in Memphis, then were to land in
Houston. From there, the trio was to van two hours to Delta, and arrive
in the early evening hours Friday.
"Everything looks like it's on schedule," trainer Carlos Martin said late in the morning on Friday.
Martin trains Promise Me a Cat, who could go favored in the
Princess. He said Javier Castellano has the mount on the filly, who in
her last start won the $70,000 Sweet Patootie at Belmont Park. Martin
said she could breeze at Delta before the Princess.