Oliver has Diamond ready to shine
SPEEDY mare Black Diamond Girl appears to be back to her best after an indifferent summer campaign as she cruised in winning her Flemington jump out on Friday.
The four-year-old won her 800m heat in better than average time for the morning and if she is back business then she’ll be a force when she resumes for Luke Oliver.
Heat 1 (46.78): DAWAA found the lead with RED LIBERTY (3g, O’Brien) up handy and
OVERSHARE a length back inside ROYAL SYMPHONY. None pressured at all and Overshare gained an inside run to beat Dawaa with BANDIPUR following the winner through.
Heat 2 (48.99): SINJAREE (2c, Hawkes) jumped clearly the best and led until MOOINOOI (2f, Ellerton/Zahra) rushed up to take over. TARCISIUS (2g, Richards) and PRESSCOTT were next. Mooinooi was given a bit of a test pushed along beat Presscott by about two with Sinjaree a length further back. Other: Sense Of Denial.
Heat 3 (45.87): SOUS LA TERRE (2f, O’Brien) and SPACIOUS (2c, Beadman) shared the early lead CURVATURE moved up outside them. ALJAWZAA was next on the inside. Curvature hit the front wide out late before Aljawzaa headed him on the inside and they both broke clear. Sous La Terre held down third. Others: You Es Commander, Nistaan.
Heat 4 (47.18): BELLA MARTINI and VIVA LAS VEGAS (2f, Ellerton/Zahra) matched strides with KARAKORAM (2g, Freedman) to their inside and TOUCH A CLOUD (2f, Moroney) not far off. Viva Las Vegas hit the front late and worked clear of Touch A Cloud pushed along and Bella Martini. Others: Lord Zipave, Mulinello.
Heat 5(46.34): LOVE WITHOUT TRAGEDY led them up with JOYANO and QARAH (2f, Freedman) outside. FALLING
WATERS was back on the fence. Joyano niggled at to take over and beat Qarah about a length with Love without tragedy under no pressure in third. Others: Forbidden Kisses, Avery. Heat 6 (46.12): BLACK DIAMOND GIRL led them easily
from COURAGEOUSNESS. A couple to ERUDITION (2f, Beadman) three out around MISS PINS (2f, O’Brien) and BINT ZAHEEYA (2f, McEvoy). Black Diamond Girl always travelled well and extended to beat Courageousness about three with Bint Zaheeya on the inside in third. Other: Exit Lounge.
Heat 7 (46.65): SQUAW PEAK landed in front from TALENT SCHOOL (2f, Hayes/Dabernig) three out around I AM INVINCIBLE/IMPRESSIONS (McEvoy) and SUN VALLEY (2f, Beadman). Squaw Peak was kept under a hold and held off I Am Invincible/Impressions while THINK DIAMONDS (2f, Freedman) ran on under riding along the inside for third.
Other: Ballistic Lass.
Heat 8 (46.21): SMART COUPE (2f, Ellerton/Zahra) and HORINO shared the lead with CINNABON (2f, Hayes/Dabernig) and SKY PUNCH (2g, Freedman) easing just behind them. Smart Coupe shook them off easily late and ran away from Sky Punch with Horino holding third. Others: Antipas, Mutazem Fontajeune.
Heat 9 (46.99): MISS VESPER gathered speed to head ALL GIFTS (2g, Beadman) with MAY D’ORO (2f, Ellerton/Zahra) and BELLA LUCIANA (2f, Hawkes) handy. Miss Vesper burst a way in the middle stages and was going half pace to the line three clear of All Gifts a similar gap to CINQ DAMES (2f, Hayes/Dabernig) getting through on the fence.
Heat 10 (47.86): DANES RYKER took it up from CHAMPENOISE and ARALDO JUNIOR outside them. A couple to ALL ABOUT JULIA (2f, Hayes/Dabernig) pushed along midrace. All tested to a degree and Araldo Junior finished best to down Danes Ryker and Cinq Dames along the fence.