Divertire posts first win for Pride

Divertire notched her first win for new trainer Joe Pride in the La Gioconda Hcp (1600m) at Wyong on Sunday.

The Econsul mare scored by a half-head after taking the length of the straight to collar Bermuda Blu.  She was previously prepared by the late Guy Walter and has now earned over $170,000.

“Joe has done a terrific job with this mare and she was cherry ripe today,” jockey Kathy O’Hara said.  “She always showed a bit of promise with Guy and she will go further.  She’s a much stronger mare this time and I think the best is yet to come.”

Divertire (5m Econsul – Paris Sweep by End Sweep) had won her first race at Randwick in April 2013 and doubled up at Warwick Farm and Randwick earlier this year.  She is from a half-sister to Champion South African 2YO Colt Rarotonga Treaty and cost $21,000 at the 2011 Inglis Melbourne Autumn yearling sale.

Econsul is covering his second book in Western Australia for a $4,400 (inc gst) service fee at Darling View Thoroughbreds in Mundijong.