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Down The Stretch: Princess of Sylmar likely best in class

Sunday, August 18, 2013
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If it’s possible to have clinched a div­isional championship this early in the year, Princess of Sylmar did it on Saturday. Sweeping four-wide around the leaders approaching the quarter-pole, Princess of Sylmar opened the lead in upper stretch and went on to a comfortable 21⁄2-length victory over Fiftyshadesofhay in the Grade I Alabama. The popular victory, coupled with her prior wins in the prestigious Kentucky Oaks and the Coaching Club American Oaks, make Princess of Sylmar — unquestionably — the finest 3-year-old filly in the land....

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