08/05/2012 12:52PM

Saratoga: Royal Delta looks good prepping for Personal Ensign

Barbara D. Livingston
Royal Delta, ridden by Rudolphe Brisset, breezes five furlongs in 1:02.46 Sunday morning.

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Trainer Bill Mott said he thought Royal Delta had come out of her hard-fought victory in the Delaware Handicap two weeks ago in good shape. Sunday, when Mott sent last year’s champion 3-year-old filly out for a workout at Saratoga, it only confirmed his belief.

Royal Delta breezed five furlongs in 1:02.46 Sunday morning over the Oklahoma training track, her first move since she won the Del Cap by a neck over Tiz Miz Sue.

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 A bit anxious to get into the work, Royal Delta forced exercise rider Rodolphe Brisset to take a little hold of the filly so that she didn’t do too much.

 “Couldn’t have been better,” Mott said. “Maybe a little bit anxious before the work because it’s her first one, just maybe a little bit keyed up anticipating the work. She knew what she was going to do.”

 Mott has time to get two more works into Royal Delta before the Grade 1, $600,000 Personal Ensign at Saratoga on Aug. 26.


Alejandro Franco More than 1 year ago
she ready still the champion 3 year old filly mott should know how to get her ready for the personal ensign
Ray Sousa More than 1 year ago
At the play yard of thieves anything is possibles,the can stiff her and not even blink.
Big Jeff More than 1 year ago
Are you really stiil beating that drum. You sound like a complete fool. If you can't handle the game don't play. But please stop whining.
Steve More than 1 year ago
horses aren't machines. Just because they misfire doesn't mean the race is fixed. And it totally wouldn't surprise me if she got beat, Royal Delta has never run 3 straight A races. She's been a randomly inconsistent filly anyway.
Thomas Cook More than 1 year ago
There's no competition for this filly. Only one in training right now that can upset her is AWESOME FEATHER. And that's if they ever meet. On another subject to the writers of these articles. I'm going out on a limb here... Anybody watching a colt named DEVIL IN DISGUISE?? He's not facing much in his victories but he wins for fun. Last two stakes and heading toward Canadian Derby I believe.