10/29/2012 8:28AM

Breeders' Cup: Royal Delta opts for Ladies' Classic

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Barbara D. Livingston
Royal Delta will run in Friday's Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic at Santa Anita.

ARCADIA, Calif. – Royal Delta, as expected, will be entered Monday in the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic, trainer Bill Mott said Monday morning from Belmont Park.

Royal Delta won the Ladies' Classic last year at Churchill Downs. She had been cross-entered in the Classic, but Mott always had said the Ladies' Classic was the target, and neither he nor owner Benjamin Leon changed their mind at the last second.

The Ladies' Classic is Friday, the Classic Saturday, both at Santa Anita.

Mott's horses - Royal Delta, plus Classic runners Flat Out, Ron the Greek, and To Honor and Serve - were on a flight from the East Coast that left in the middle of the night and was scheduled to arrive Monday morning in California following a stop in Kentucky.

Mott was not sure when he would be able to travel because of Hurricane Sandy.

"We're just trying to get there," Mott said.

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