She didn’t get the best of breaks from the gate, but that didn’t stop Stidham’s new-comer, Diadura, from making a splash on her racecourse bow, skipping clear under Carlos Marquez Jr. to win by a length-and-a-half today at Arlington.
Owned by Empyrean Stables and Two Princesses, Diadura (a good looking two-year-old by Hard Spun) certainly proved herself to be a filly worth following, and she’ll have learned a lot from the experience.
One thing is for certain: there couldn’t be a finer handler of fillies than Stidham to guide her career forward.
Here’s a look at the weekend entries:
Sophieshardtocatch – Race 2, Claiming $25,000
Tapanna – Race 8, Claiming $7,500
Bayago – Race 9, Claiming $25,000
Sylvia’s Warrior – Race 7, Allowance Optional Claiming $12,500
Spuyten Duyvil – Race 5, Maiden Special Weight
Zunino – Race 4, Maiden Special Weight
Socialized – Race 5, Claiming
Forever Royal – Race 7, Maiden Claiming
Gervais – Race 5, Maiden Special Weight