Princess Warrior Tunes Up for Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (Video)

Princess Warrior Tunes Up for Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (Video)

Horses training at Keeneland – Coady Photography/Keeneland Photo

Keeneland Press Release: Evan, Andrew and Matthew Trommer’s Princess Warrior, runner-up in the Darley Alcibiades (G1) on Oct. 6, opening day of Keeneland’s Fall Meet, worked 4 furlongs in :48.60 Saturday morning in preparation for her next start in the $2 million 14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) on Nov. 3 at Del Mar.

Brian Hernandez Jr., who has been aboard in both of her races, was in the saddle.

Keeneland Video

“I told Brian to just sit on her for the (first part of the workout) and let her run the last quarter of a mile,” trainer Ken McPeek said. “She has such a long stride. I love the way she finished and galloped out. She is a real professional for such a young filly.”

In her career debut, Princess Warrior rallied from off the pace and drew clear for a 1½-length victory in a six-furlong maiden race at Churchill Downs on Sept. 16.

Evan Trommer, along with wife Kathy and sons Andrew and Matthew, watched the work from the Keeneland Grandstand. Trommer said he named the filly by Midshipman for a saying on his wife’s coffee mug: “Some days I am a princess. Some days I am a warrior. Choose wisely.”

“We are a sarcastic family and I told her I wanted to name the filly for her,” Evan Trommer said.

Princess Warrior is scheduled to fly to Del Mar from Louisville on Tuesday.

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