05/20/2009 11:00PM

Miranda Diane tries to make it four in a row


Miranda Diane has made a splash this meet at Will Rogers in Claremore, Okla., where she has won all three of her starts, including an April allowance by 12 lengths, with a Beyer of 102. She then drew off by six lengths in the $50,000 Wilma Mankiller on May 9, and will attempt to keep rolling Saturday in the Will Rogers Downs Classic, a six-furlong race for fillies and mares bred in Oklahoma.

"She's doing everything good, my only worry is coming back in two weeks," said Shane Seaton, who trains Miranda Diane. "But she's fresh, she feels good.

"I am also concerned that some of the other horses in there have speed, and she hasn't really been hooked. But depending on how it plays out, she doesn't have to go to the lead."

The Wilma Mankiller had been scheduled for May 2, but heavy rains forced the race to be run a week later. Miranda Diane will be ridden by Nena Matz.

Also on the card is the $50,000 Oklahoma Thoroughbred Association Classic.