Lael Stables’ My Princess Jess, beaten less than a
length by Proviso when third in the Grade 1 Just a Game on June 5, is
targeting the Grade 1 Diana on Saturday, July 21, a race in which she
finished fifth last year. The 5-year-old mare, 5-3-4 from 17 lifetime starts,
will be seeking her first victory since taking the Grade 3 Beaugay at Belmont Park last May.
“She is doing very well,” said trainer Barclay Tagg of My
Princess Jess, who worked five furlongs in a bullet 1:01 over the Belmont Park
turf before shipping north. “She’ll work again here before the race, hopefully
Tagg added that the popular Dry Martini, now 7, will
hopefully make his third career appearance at Saratoga on August 4 in a 1 1/18th
mile optional claimer. The gray gelding, fifth in the 2007 and 2009 editions of
the Whitney, has not run since finishing second to Quality Road in the Grade 1 Donn Handicap
at Gulfstream Park on February 6.