10/17/2008 11:00PM

Juvenile Fillies: Sky Diva breezes


At the Fair Hill training center in Maryland, Frizette winner Sky Diva breezed six furlongs in 1:13 Saturday under exercise rider Holly Webster in preparation for a start in the $2 million Juvenile Fillies. She galloped out seven furlongs in 1:27.60, according to trainer Steve Klesaris.

Sky Diva, undefeated in two starts, figures to be the second choice in the Juvenile Fillies behind Stardom Bound.

"All I wanted her to do was stretch her legs around the racetrack, get some conditioning out of it," Klesaris said.

Though Sky Diva worked over the synthetic surface at Fair Hill, Klesaris said he still has some reservations about running her over the Pro-Ride at Santa Anita.

"My own take on it is synthetic is an artificial version of turf. That's my only concern," Klesaris said. "You can take a horse that will get beat 20 lengths on the grass in the afternoon and I can make them breeze five-eighths in a minute on the turf in the morning. You'll get very few horses that look like they don't like it."

Sky Diva is coming off a visually impressive 3 3/4-length victory in the Frizette in which she rallied from last and was hand-ridden to the wire.

"That performance was spectacular," Klesaris said. "It shows what kind of filly she is. What I really like about her is the further they run the more she's going to like it."

Sky Diva was scheduled to ship to Southern California on Tuesday.