Five-year-old mare Diamond Effort continued her remarkable 2020 when she made it five wins from five starts with a first-up victory in the Group Three The Heath (1100 metres).
Her trainer Clinton McDonald described her as a “ripping mare” and thanked his daughter Ally, who he said was helping him run the stable.
McDonald said he was confident Diamond Effort could win first-up although he added the strong headwind was a dampener.
He now plans to throw Diamond Effort into the deep end this campaign and her next start will be in the Group One Moir Stakes (1000 metres) at Moonee Valley on September 25.
The win gave her jockey Ben Melham a running double after he earlier won on Al Galayel.