Sistercharlie
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Sistercharlie stamped her class on the Grade One Diana Stakes from Saratoga

A high class renewal of this nine-furlong contest on the turf, attracted six runners.

Thais went into the early lead from Mitchell Road and this pair entered the first turn with an eight-length advantage, with Rushing Falls leading the chase.

Heading into the back, Thais kicked on and moved five-lengths ahead of Mitchell Road at a punishing pace.

The lead began to reduce as they reached the far turn, with the field closing.

Rushing Fall and Sistercharlie swept through in the home stretch but the John Velazquez-ridden Sistercharlie went on, and cleared away for a 2 ½ length win over Rushing Fall and Homerique, in a Chad Brown clean sweep.

The five year-old Sistercharlie, was winning the Diana Stakes for the second year running.