08/05/2012 11:52AM

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.