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Jan 27, 2014

Sunday was a great day for the stable - and so close to being a perfect one - with two winners and a close second (Malabar Man) from just three runners.

The first leg of our winning double was Silk And Diamonds who found the line in determined fashion to break her maiden at Werribee.

Having only her second run back from a spell, the lightly raced four-year-old had caught the eye storming home for third when resuming at Mornington.

Suited up to the mile, Silk And Diamonds again put on display her strong turn of foot, finishing on strongly to grab Gritto close to home.

Showing considerable promise when last in work - not once out of the first five in her five starts - Silk And Diamonds has returned all the stronger and more mature and we are looking forward to seeing how she measures up.

Congratulations to owners Andrew & Yvonne Savage, Jennifer Cortez, Lois Cortez, James Crichton, Ruth Daff, Gazal Thoroughbreds (manager Judith Gazal), Mark Grisold, Brendan Santamaria and Diane Taylor.

Bred by Northern Lodge Stud and purchased for $25,000 at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale, Silk And Diamonds is a daughter of Darley shuttler Hard Spun and the unraced Woodman mare Our Hollywood Miss - half-sister to Horse Of The Year Research.

This is a familly boasting links to some of the greats of the turf, Silk And Diamonds being a descendant of Entreaty - dam of the legendary Phar Lap and also ancestress of champion mare Sunline.