First Diamond, owned by a large group of ladies from around the world, returned to racing with a brilliant win at Gawler on Saturday, December 15.
Dean Elliott, a director of JHB Syndications, said the three-year-old filly was giving her large group of owners a wonderful racing experience.
“Her syndicate members are mainly from all parts of Australia but there are a few from overseas,” said Elliott who was at Gawler to savour the victory.
A $3.30 chance, First Diamond, ridden by Jason Holder, led throughout to score a two-length win from No Joy ($2.25 fav) with City Beats ($17), a long neck away third in the Coopers Dry Handicap (1200m).
Trained by Tony McEvoy, First Diamond notched her third win from just seven starts.
Assistant trainer Calvin McEvoy said First Diamond was a filly the stable expected to keep improving.
“She did a good job as a two-year-old, but we are hoping for more at three and four,” McEvoy said.
“She is by Delago Deluxe and we are finding they get better with age.
“We gave her a solid lead up to today’s return including a jump out which she won.
“It looked a hot race today, but she was good enough to lead and Jason rated her perfectly.”