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Hard Not To Like Wins Gr1 Diana Stakes
At Saratoga racecourse in the US, Gr1-winning Darley shuttler & 2007 Gr1 Kentucky Derby runner-up Hard Spun (Danzig-Turkish Tryst, by Turkoman) celebrated a Gr1 success when 6YO mare Hard Not To Like (Hard Spun-Like a Gem, by Tactical Cat) scored by a nose for trainer Christophe Clement in the US$500,000 Gr1 Diana Stakes (9 furlongs) for 3YO+ f&m, over 4YO mare Tepin (Bernstein-Life Happened, by Stravinsky) & 5YO mare Kitten's Queen (Kitten's Joy-High Chant, by War Chant). This was the third Gr1 victory for Hard Not To Like who took her record to 8 wins (including the Gr1 Jenny Wiley Stakes & Gr1 Gamely Stakes) and 5 placings from 20 starts for US$1,261,671 earnings.