08/22/2013 3:58PM

Saratoga: Royal Delta faces four in Personal Ensign

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Jenny Burgos
On Fire Baby (left) loses to Authenticity in the La Troienne.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - On Fire Baby, winner of the Grade 1 Apple Blossom in April, and Authenticity, winner of the Grade  3 Shuvee last out, head the list of competitors scheduled to face Royal Delta in Sunday's Grade 1, $600,000 Personal Ensign Invitational at 1 1/8 miles.

On Fire Baby has not run since finishing second, beaten a head by Authenticity, in the Grade 2 La Troienne on May 3. On Fire Baby was entered in the Fleur de Lis at Churchill Downs in June, but scratched because of a virus.

"She's going great now," trainer Gary Hartlage said. "I hope she comes up here and runs the race of her life. She's going to have to."

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On Fire Baby will break from the rail under Joe Johnson at 118 pounds. Royal Delta, recent 10  3/4-length winner of the Grade  1 Delaware Park Handicap, drew post  2 and will carry 124 pounds.

Open Water (114), Centring (114), and Authenticity (118) complete the field.

The Personal Ensign, run at 1 1/8 miles, is a "Win and You're In" race for the Breeders' Cup Distaff.

[BREEDERS' CUP CHALLENGE: Win and You’re In schedule and results]

Meydan Rocks More than 1 year ago
A walk in the park aka a paid workout... on paper.