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Julien Leparoux

Clancy's Call: Grade 1 Diana Stakes At Saratoga

Bob Clancy's selections for the Grade 1 Diana Stakes Saturday at Saratoga Race Course: Post time: 6:05 p.m.; Distance: 1 1/8 miles (turf); Purse: $500,000 HARD NOT TO LIKE (5-1) has been freshened since winning the Grade 1 Gamely May 25 at Santa Anita. The 6-year-old daughter of Hard Spun was well held in that race before surging through a narrow opening and passing five horses in the final sixteenth for a neck victory. This mare, a winner of seven of 16 career starts on the turf, was purchased by Speedway Stable for $1.5 million last fall at the Keeneland breeding stock sale. She was moved to the barn of Christophe Clement, known for his expertise with grass runners, and has regained...

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