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Saratoga: Alabama favorite Princess of Sylmar has lived up to her potential

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Five days after last year’s Breeders’ Cup, far removed from the trail of champions, on a Thursday afternoon at Penn National, a lightbulb went on. Trainer Todd Pletcher knew he had a nice filly, a Pennsylvania-bred named Princess of Sylmar, who trained like a fast, professional horse, but . . . She won by 19 lengths that day. It wasn’t Bunyan-esque, by any means, coming as it did against a field of maidens who were strung out ...

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