Talented mare The Diamond One (6m Tale of the Cat x The Jewel, by O’Reilly) posted her first win of 2016 when she took out the Group III White Robe Lodge Handicap at Wingatui in New Zealand for the third year in a row.
The win came a year after her previous trainer Steve Anderton passed away, the mare now prepared by his wife Claire.
She fought on well to win the one mile contest by half a head.
Fourth in the Grade I New Zealand Thousand Guineas as a three year-old, the Diamond One has always shown above average ability and has the overall record of eight wins and seven placings from 22 starts with prizemoney topping $267,000.
Retained to race, The Diamond One is a half-sister to stakes-placed The Glitzy One and is the best of three winners for dual Group I winning O’Reilly mare The Jewel, who comes from the family of numerous Group I winners including The Phantom and The Phantom Chance.
Tale of the Cat has achieved success all over the world and is still going strong in the US. The 22 year-old stands at a fee of $30,000 in 2016.