Busselton trainer Barry Howlett made a wise decision when he bought a Bettors Delight filly out of Maddy White for $52,000 at the 2018 APG Perth yearling sale.
The filly named Star Of Diamonds maintained her excellent form as a four-year-old and boosted her earnings to $90,041 when she gave an impressive display to score an easy victory in the 2130m Better Your Bet With TABtouch Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
She was favourite at $2.80 from the No. 2 barrier on the back line and Chris Voak was happy to settle her at the rear while Miss Limelight ($6) was bowling along in front.
At the bell Star Of Diamonds was in tenth position and Voak followed the three-wide burst of Alice Kay, the $3.10 second favourite. Savvy Bromac ($5) ran on from seventh at the bell to hit the front 570m from home, but she was unable to withstand the powerful burst of Star Of Diamonds, who took the lead on the home turn and went on to win by two and a half lengths, rating a smart 1.55.3 after final quarters of 28.4sec. and 28.5sec.
Star Of Diamonds has inherited much of the ability of Maddy White, who earned $110,824 from 11 wins and 20 placings from 51 starts.
by Ken Casellas