Diana Stakes draws 10
Updated: July 18, 2014, 11:28 AM ETBy Frank Angst | Bloodhorse.com
The connections of a pair of turf females who just missed major scores in their previous starts, Emollient and Strathnaver, hope for better July 19 in the $500,000 TVG Diana Stakes on the first Saturday of the Saratoga Race Course meeting. Juddmonte Farms homebred Emollient returns to New York for the first time since last September for the 1 ⅛-mile inner turf test after a trip west in which she finished second by a nose to Miss Serendipity in the Gamely Stakes May 26 on the Santa Anita Park turf. The 4-year-old Empire Maker filly will be looking for the fourth grade I victory of her career when she makes her Saratoga debut against an expected nine other fillies and mares Saturday. Andrew Stone's Strathnaver also came up just short in her previous race when Coffee Clique edged her by a nose in the Longines Just a Game Stakes on the Belmont Stakes undercard June 7. The close second at odds of 17-1 denied the 5-year-old Oasis Dream mare her first grade I score.
DIANA STAKES DRAW