02/16/2017 12:00PM

Curlin's Approval ready to break distance barrier in Royal Delta


HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Owner and breeder Happy Alter has predicted that 2017 will be a breakout year for Curlin’s Approval, who kicked off the campaign with an impressive victory in the Grade 3 Hurricane Bertie. But to gain any real national attention, Curlin’s Approval will have to prove her mettle around two turns, a step she’ll try to take for the first time Saturday at Gulfstream Park when the goes 1 1/16 miles in the Grade 2, $200,000 Royal Delta.