07/07/2014 12:21PM

Delaware Handicap: Princess of Sylmar assigned 123 pounds

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Nikki Sherman
Princess of Sylmar will carry top weight of 123 in Saturday’s Grade 1 Delaware Handicap.

Princess of Sylmar has been assigned 123 pounds for Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Delaware Handicap.

Princess of Sylmar, one of the leading fillies and mares in training, is expected to face a short cast in the 1 1/4-mile Del Cap. As of Monday, her rivals were expected to include Molly Morgan, 119; Flashy American, 118; Gamay Noir, 116; and Zucchini Flower, 112.

Molly Morgan is coming off a four-length win in the Grade 2 Fleur de Lis at Churchill Down for trainer Dale Romans. Flashy American, trained by Ken McPeek, finished second in that race.

Gamay Noir is based in Florida with trainer Marty Wolfson. She shipped to Delaware to win the Grade 3 Obeah, the local prep for the Del Cap.
Zucchini Flower won the Monmouth Beach Stakes for trainer Graham Motion in May.

Possible entrants include Bryan's Jewel (112) and Get Gorgeous (110). Entries will be drawn Wednesday.

Princess of Sylmar is a winner of 9 of 13 starts for trainer Todd Pletcher and owner Ed Stanco’s King of Prussia Stable. She just missed winning the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps in her last start when beaten a head by Close Hatches. Last year, Princess of Sylmar rattled of consecutive Grade 1 wins in the Kentucky Oaks, CCA Oaks, Alabama, and Beldame Invitational.