Blue Diamond Winner for Fastnet Rock
Unbeaten filly Catchy (2f Fastnet Rock x Cats Whisker, by Fusaichi Pegasus) produced a sparkling turn of foot at Caulfield on Saturday to overhaul star Sydney colt Pariah to win the Group I MRC Blue Diamond Stakes. Prepared by the Hayes / Dabernig training partnership, Catchy was partnered by Craig Williams, who had ridden the filly in all three previous wins. He has always compared her to his former favourite filly Miss Finland and that lofty opinion has now proven justified. Ridden quietly from a wide gate, Catchy zoomed home out wide to win the 1200 metre sprint by a long neck over Pariah with a length and three-quarters back to another Fastnet Rock filly in Formality, with all three place-getters having been purchased from the 2016 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.