06/26/2013 3:57PM

Churchill Downs: Stephanie’s Kitten eyes Diana, Beverly D.

Nikki Sherman
Stephanie's Kitten (inside), the winner of the Just a Game Stakes on June 8, likely will run next in either the Diana or the Beverly D.

Stephanie’s Kitten, arguably the top female turf runner in North America this year, has not worked since her victory in the Grade 1 Just a Game on the June 8 Belmont Stakes undercard but continues to train forwardly at Churchill, according to trainer Wayne Catalano.

Another Grade 1 race – the July 27 Diana at Saratoga or the Aug. 17 Beverly D. at Arlington Park – is next, Catalano said.

“We were thinking about a prep in between, but it doesn’t look like we’ll do that,” he said. “We’ll just go straight into one of those big ones.”

Stephanie’s Kitten, bred and owned by Ken and Sarah Ramsey, won the Grade 2 Churchill Distaff Turf Mile in her only other appearance this year. She has seven wins, six of them in stakes, from 12 career starts.