Althiqa, Summer Romance Prepare For Diana Stakes At Saratoga

Trainer Charlie Appleby sent out Althiqa and Summer Romance to a one-two finish in the $500,000 Grade 1 Longines Just a Game on June 5 going one mile on turf for fillies and mares at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y.

On Sunday, the 4-year-old fillies breezed a half-mile in company in :52.55 over the Belmont inner turf rated good. Althiqa started out in front of her stablemate with Summer Romance making up ground through the stretch run, galloping out in front.

Appleby’s traveling assistant Sophie Chretien said Summer Romance benefits from having a target.

“She relaxes more from behind and it’s better for her to develop,” said Chretien. “They’re both doing very well. With the way the weather has been lately, I’m glad we were able to do the gallop today.”

Both fillies are preparing for a start in the nine-furlong $500,000 Grade 1 Diana on July 17 at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

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