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Diplomatic Force Wins Yallambee Classic

Tuesday, 11th March 2008

Noor Elaine Farm-based sire Oamaru Force (Geiger Counter-Life Force, by Vain) recorded his 1st stakes-winner when gelded son Diplomatic Force (Oamaru Force-Talk It Over, by Umatilla) returned from a 5-months spell to score a 0.75-lengths victory in yesterday's $200,000 Gr2 Yallambee Classic (1200m) for 3YOs at Morphettville. Diplomatic Force (ridden by Jason Benbow for trainer Wayne Nichols) defeated favoured filly Vivacious Spirit (Bel Esprit-Bit Of Bliss, by Snippets) & fellow filly Royal Asscher (Stravinsky-Diamond Cashel, by Sir Tristram). Diplomatic Force now has 4 wins & 3 placings (including both 2007's Listed Vain Stakes over 1100m at Caulfield & Listed Dermody Stakes over 1000m at Cheltenham) from 10 starts for $291,00 earnings. (Click on the link for full race details from Group Race Results at AAP Racing.)

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