Diamond Effort Shines at Caulfield

Tara Madgwick - Saturday August 29

Progressive Mossman mare Diamond Effort won her last four races in succession before heading for a spell back in April and returned a winner at Caulfield on Saturday to take out the Group III MRC The Heath (1100m).

Diamond Effort wins the G3 The Heath - image Pat Scala / Racing Photos

Prepared by Clinton McDonald, Diamond Effort won the Listed Hareeba Stakes earlier this year proving herself up to Black Type company and took another step forward with this performance.

Diamond Effort surged late with a well timed run under Ben Melham to win by half a neck over a host of fast finishers.

 

 


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She’s a ripping mare that we feel is going places and has improved again this time in,” said McDonald, who will look to up the ante with Diamond Effort naming the Group I Moir Stakes as a possible target.

A $140,000 Inglis Premier purchase from the Cornerstone Stud draft for part-owner Dominic Romanelli, Diamond Effort has the impressive record of eight wins from 14 starts with prizemoney in excess of $480,000.

 

Diamond Effort as a yearling

Diamond Effort is a full sister to Group II winner Second Effort and is the last foal from Geiger Counter (USA) mare Relativity, who is now retired from stud.

She is one of 41 stakes-winners for Vinery Stud’s much missed stalwart sire Mossman, who is also retired from stud duties.


 

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Race Result - Neds The Heath Gr3 1100m

Caulfield Track: Good(3) Time: 1:03.24
1
Diamond Effort
T: C W McDonald J: B Melham 56
5m Mossman (AUS) x Relativity (AUS) (Geiger Counter (USA))
Mossman
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $140,000
V:Cornerstone Stud, Angaston, SA
B: D Romanelli
2
0.2
Lyre
T: A & S Freedman J: L Currie 55
4m Lonhro (AUS) x Erato (AUS) (Street Cry (IRE))
3
0.4
Runson
T: L & T Corstens J: John Allen 58
8g Delzao (AUS) x Runs On Dreams (AUS) (Last Tycoon (IRE))
4
0.5
Bold Star
T: G V Richards J: Craig Williams 58
5g Needs Further (AUS) x Alzahra Star (AUS) (Danewin (AUS))
MM Tasmanian Yearling Sale $18,000
V:Brooklyn Park Evandale Tas
B: Gordon Richards Racing
5
0.7
Garner
T: G V Richards J: D Dunn 58
4g Barbados (AUS) x Jaalippy (AUS) (Foxhound (USA))
6
0.8
Humma Humma
T: John McArdle J: J Mott 56.5
5m Denman (AUS) x Humma Mumma (AUS) (Bel Esprit (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $80,000
V:Flinders Park Stud, Flinders
B: Redgum Racing Pty Ltd
7
1.5
Banquo
T: D T O'Brien J: D Oliver 58
4h Written Tycoon (AUS) x Noondie (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $600,000
V:Mill Park Stud Meningie SA
B: Bruce Perry Bloodstock (BAFNZ)
8
1.6
Dollar For Dollar
T: T & C McEvoy J: Jamie Kah 57
8g High Chaparral (IRE) x Pretty Penny (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
9
1.8
Superstorm
T: G & A Williams J: W Pike 58
4g Sebring (AUS) x Stormy Nova (AUS) (Metal Storm (FR))
10
2.8
Crystal Dreamer
T: M Ellerton & S Zahra J: Damian Lane 58.5
8g Stratum (AUS) x Crystal Wit (AUS) (Distorted Humor (USA))
11
3.8
Maritana
T: J R Welsh J: Patrick Moloney 57
5g Kuroshio (AUS) x Besant (AUS) (Bianconi (USA))
12
4.3
Rock Prophet
T: R J Besanko J: Lewis German 57
4g Moshe (AUS) x Stiletto Rock (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
13
12.3
Trope
T: Julius Sandhu J: Beau Mertens 57
5h More Than Ready (USA) x Personify (AUS) (Galileo (IRE))
Inglis 2020 MARCH (Late) Online Sale $245,000
V:A R Bell Racing
B:
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $500,000
V:Cressfield, Scone
B: A R Bell Racing
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