07/31/2014 2:13PM

Dayatthespa, Pianist may return from eight-month layoff in De La Rose


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Neither Dayatthespa nor Pianist has started since finishing fourth and seventh, respectively, in the Grade 1 Matriarch Stakes eight months ago at Santa Anita. But layoffs of that nature usually are not an issue for trainer Chad Brown, who plans to start both mares in Saturday’s $100,000 De La Rose Stakes at Saratoga if the turf course is firm.