Royal Delta Sharp in Personal Ensign Work
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 8/20/2012 6:27:57 PM
Last Updated: 8/22/2012 12:58:10 PM

Royal Delta in the Delaware Handicap.
Photo: Hoofprintsinc.com

Besilu Stables' Royal Delta put in her final serious work for the Aug. 26 Personal Ensign Invitational (gr. I), breezing four furlongs in a bullet :48.95 under exercise rider Rodolphe Brisset Aug. 20 at Saratoga Race Course.

The move over the Oklahoma training track was the fastest of 18 at the distance.

"She worked early, went well," said Royal Delta's Hall of Fame trainer, Bill Mott. "She worked well, galloped out well, cooled out well. I'm pleased with the way she is preparing for the race."

The daughter of Empire Maker, last year's 3-year-old filly champion, enters the 1 1/8-mile Personal Ensign off a neck victory in the Delaware Handicap (gr. II) over Tiz Miz Sue, who is also being pointed to the Personal Ensign, as is fourth-place finisher Love and Pride.

Trained by Todd Pletcher, Love and Pride breezed four furlongs Aug. 20 at Delaware Park in a bullet :47.70, fastest of 29 works at the distance.

Pletcher also will saddle R Gypsy Gold, third as the favorite in the Molly Pitcher July 29 at Monmouth Park, in the Personal Ensign. The 4-year-old Bernardini   filly tuned up for the race Aug. 20, breezing four furlongs in :48.95 over Saratoga's main track.

 



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