Princess Noor Faces 5 in the the Debutante Stakes
Princess Noor Faces 5 in the Debutante Stakes at Del Mar. The speedy daughter of leading Freshman sire Not This Time out of Sheza Smoke Show was listed as the 8-5 morning line favorite.
Coming off a stellar performance in her debut when she was never asked to run. Princess Noor will face the undefeated My Girl Red by Texas Red, winner of the Sorrento Stakes, who was made the second choice at 3-1.
Bob Baffert has this 2 year-old filly primed for for this $250,000 7 furlong Grade 1 stakes. Jockey Victor Espinoza will be back in saddle for Princess Noor’s stakes debut.
As mention in my previous post, Princess Noor was an OBS graduate that sold for $1.35 million dollars to Zedan racing when she drilled a quarter in :20.1 over the synthetic track during the under tack show in Ocala. It will be interesting to see who will saddle this speedball since Bob Baffert is in Kentucky and Assistant trainer Jimmy Barnes was taken to the hospital for a broken wrist in a freak accident as he was taking his Derby runner “Thousand Words” to the paddock at Churchill Downs.
The red hot leading sire Not This Time, is seeking his 10th win in his first crop of 2 year-olds.
Post time is 5:15 PM Pacific time scheduled for race 9 at Del Mar. Good luck to the connections and other fillies in the debutante Stakes.