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Princess Of Sylmar Back In Work
One of North America's top fillies last year, Princess of Sylmar, has returned to work at the stables of Hall Of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher with a three-furlong breeze at Palm Meadows on Sunday, reports bloodhorse.com. The daughter of Majestic Warrior proved herself to be top-class last season when sweeping to four Gr1 wins in succession, in the Kentucky Oaks, CCA Oaks, Alabama Stakes & Beldame Stakes. She rounded out her season with a sixth place finish in the Breeders' Cup Distaff behind Beholder, the eventual recipient of the Eclipse Award for best 3YO filly of 2013. Under exercise rider Isabelle Bourez, Princess Of Sylmar clocked 38.25 seconds in her first recorded work since joining trainer Todd Pletcher's South Florida string in January. "She just went nice and easy," Pletcher said. "It was her first little work back, and we're just getting her back into a routine. Everything has gone according to plan. As you would expect, everything's come pretty easily to her. She's pretty push-button." Pletcher said he will keep Princess of Sylmar ticking over until connections decide which race to target for her 2014 debut. "We'll just go on a weekly work schedule from here," he said. "We don't have a specific race picked out for her yet. We'll just kind of let it fall into place."