It's New Zealand in the Jericho Cup

Mark Smith - Sunday December 3

With those dastardly Europeans cooling their heels,  the $304,000 Haymes Paint Jericho Cup over an energy-sapping 4600m at Warrnambool on Sunday was won by our friends across the Tasman with the mare Nassak Diamond.

In a race of her own (image Reg Ryan/Racing Photos)

Ridden by Cam Rawiller for Shaune Ritchie and Colm Murray,  Nassak Diamond carried the famous white and blue silks of Dick Karreman’s The Oaks Stud to a seven-length victory in the valuable feature.

The 5-year-old daughter of Roc De Cambes (NZ) defeated the 6-year-old Zed gelding Sunday Buzz with the 4-year-old Pierro gelding Mr Fabulous a short-head back in third.

Nassak Diamond had been winless in five starts since a 5-length triumph over two miles on a heavy track at New Plymouth Raceway in September.

Without contesting a stakes race, Nassak Diamond advances her record to four wins, two seconds and four thirds from 22 starts with earnings of $234,367

A half-sister to the prolific Group winner Scapolo (Bachelor Duke), Nassak Diamond is one of six winners for the Zabeel mare Kadesa, whose final foal is a 4-year-old sister to Nassak Diamond named Diamond Discovery, who won a 1400m maiden at Aukland when on debut on November 1 2022 before finishing unplaced in the Group III Wellington Stakes at Otaki. 



Race Result - Haymes Paint Jericho Cup (Bm90) 4600m

Warrnambool Track: Good(4) Time: 5:21.70
Nassak Diamond
- 5m Roc De Cambes (NZ) x Kadesa (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
Tnr: S Ritchie & C Murray Rdr: Campbell Rawiller 65.5
Sunday Buzz
- 6g Zed (NZ) x My Duchess (NZ) (Volksraad (GB))
Tnr: Symon Wilde Rdr: A N Kuru 67
Mr Fabulous
- 4g Pierro (AUS) x Doulmera (USA) (Mr Greeley (USA))
Tnr: C Maher & D Eustace Rdr: William Mc Carthy 68
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $750,000
Seller: Bhima Thoroughbreds, Scone
Buyer: Ciaron Maher Bloodstock / Astute Bloodstock (FBAA)
Morton's Fork
- 10g Ad Valorem (USA) x Dilemmas (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
Tnr: Rebecca Bayliss Rdr: T Ryan 68
- 7g Rip Van Winkle (IRE) x Biriyani (IRE) (Danehill (USA))
Tnr: Aaron Purcell Rdr: Luke Dempsey 65
- 6g Tavistock (NZ) x So Pristine (AUS) (Zabeel (NZ))
Tnr: Andrea Leek Rdr: Lee Horner 66.5
Grand Shanghai
- 7g Declaration Of War (USA) x Itamay (AUS) (Pendragon (NZ))
Tnr: L J Gough Rdr: D M Parker 65
Bear Arms
- 8m Americain (USA) x My Caper (AUS) (Cape Cross (IRE))
Tnr: J F Kenny Rdr: P J Matthews 65
Leather Jacket Lew
- 6g Poet's Voice (GB) x Poulette (AUS) (Kempinsky (AUS))
Tnr: Louise White Rdr: Nathan Newton 68.5
- 5g Savabeel (AUS) x Kaleidoscope (NZ) (Pins (AUS))
Tnr: M W Walker Rdr: Chris Mc Carthy 70
There For You
- 8m Dane Shadow (AUS) x Belzain (AUS) (Woodman (USA))
Tnr: Dane Smith Rdr: G J Walsh 65
Da Deputy
- 9g Dalakhani (IRE) x Crazy Deputy (AUS) (French Deputy (USA))
Tnr: D M Noonan Rdr: Edward Keating 65.5
Highland Blaze
- 4g Highland Reel (IRE) x Bells Of Troy (AUS) (Clangalang (AUS))
Tnr: Jackson Pallot Rdr: A Lynch 67
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