Yesterday’s Grade 1 Diana winner Proviso exited her
narrow victory in good order, trainer Bill Mott reported Sunday morning.
In the Diana, the Juddmonte Farms homebred stalked a modest
pace and held off multiple challengers to prevail by a head and earn her third
consecutive Grade 1 win, and her Hall of Fame conditioner was quick to praise
the 5-year-old mare for her performance.
“It was a good effort,” said Mott. “[Her versatility] makes
it easier when you enter and the race comes up a particular way. She was a
little rank, but not too bad. When they’re going that slowly, they’re apt to be
a little rank.”
Mott said he was considering a number of options for
Proviso’s next start, including the Grade 2 Ballston Spa on Travers Day,
Saturday, August 28.