RAINHA DA BATERIA Just a Nose & Head Back in Saratoga’s G1 Diana

In a thrilling finish, RAINHA DA BATERIA put in a strong closing effort to place, just a nose and head back, in the $500,000 Grade 1 Diana S. on the first Saturday of the Saratoga meet. The 4-year-old daughter of BROKEN VOW was well off the pace in the early going of this 1 1/8-mile turf event in the pouring rain. She went three wide around the far turn and then swung out five wide heading for home. RAINHA DA BATERIA put in a strong closing kicked down the stretch and fought through interference in the closing strides in this four-horse photo finish. Earlier in the year this Graded Stakes winner finished runner-up to Champion Tepin in the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile-G2. At two she won Keeneland’s JPMorgan Chase Jessamine S.-G3 in her third career start. Lifetime record: 15-2-4-2, $383,836. O-Three Chimneys Farm. B-Alexander Groves Matz. T-Chad Brown.