The smart Traralgon maiden victory recorded by Diamatti was a lovely family affair – the lightly raced and promising four-year-old raced by a happy group which includes a few new owners to the stable as well as Allison’s sister Hayley.

Purchasing the son of the Caulfield Guineas winner Shooting To Win with pin-hooking in mind, Hayley had planned to sell at Adelaide Magic Millions Sale but passed him in with the attendance right down at that sale due to Covid.

Bred by Dr Dawn Giltinan, Diamatti showed ability from the start but has been taking along slowly – “he has just been mentally immature,” Allison said.

Running nice races at his first couple of starts over the winter, Diamatti was freshened for this 1100m contest and whilst still a little green – getting his head up coming out of the gates – he was able to find the line in smart fashion.

Settling on the leader’s back, the attractive chestnut railed nicely and was happy to sneak up along the fence as front runner gave a kick straightening.

Quickly finding a length when asked for his effort by Michael Poy, Diamatti got clear to win by a soft 3/4 length.

“It was a strong performance from a horse who is still learning,” Allison said “and we are looking forward to heading to a Class 1 at Moe with him.”

The second foal and first winner for the Tatura maiden winning Nicconi mare Kristofferson, Diamatti is a grandson of the stakes winning Hennessy mare For The Good Times, dam of the dual Gr.3 winner Fast ‘N’ Rocking and the Listed winner Good ‘N’ Fast.

Diamatti hails from one of Queensland’s best families, one which has produced the Gr.1 winners Just Now and Shiva’s Revenge amongst a horse of stakes winners.

Interesting fact : 

He is named after a weapon in ‘Call Of Duty’ online game, ‘Diamatti’ suggested by close follower of the stable Vonnie Reeve & partner Duane Bartolo, well known DJ and keen gamer!

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