BC Distaff: Princess of Sylmar ‘Expected’ to Compete
Owner Ed Stanco has changed his tune regarding Princess of Sylmar’s plans for the remainder of 2013, saying on Saturday that he is “expecting and hoping” the Kentucky Oaks winner will compete in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff.
After the 3-year-old filly defeated Royal Delta in the Grade 1 Beldame, Stanco had been inclined to give her a rest for the remainder of the season. He reported via The Blood-Horse that the Beldame didn’t appear to have taken anything out of his star runner, and her eagerness has made him reconsider.
Under the advice of trainer Todd Pletcher, Stanco said a final decision will not be made until after Princess of Sylmar’s scheduled workout next weekend. He is concerned about keeping the filly fresh for a 4-year-old campaign.
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