World’s best to partner Diademe

Crack international jockey Ryan Moore will team up with a WS graduate on day two of The Championships at Randwick this Saturday.
The champion English rider has been booked for the Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-prepared Diademe in the $A1 million Gr.1 Queen of the Turf Stakes.
Moore, who has ridden Group One winners in 11 countries, was a star turn during the Melbourne spring carnival when he claimed the Cox Plate-Melbourne Cup double with Adelaide and Protectionist.
He is in Sydney to continue his association with Adelaide in the $A4 million Gr.1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes and Baker booked Moore through Coolmore’s racing manager James Bester.
“Most of the Australian riders were taken so I asked James and we were lucky enough to get him,” he said.
Savabeel’s last-start Gr.1 NZ Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes winner Diademe will fly to Sydney this evening with stablemate and Te Aroha runner-up Sports Illustrated, who is raced by WS.
The Fast ‘N’ Famous mare will be partnered by Opie Bosson, who opened The Championships on a glorious note for the stable with a masterly winning ride on Mongolian Khan in the Gr.1 ATC Derby.
The $A200,000 Gr.3 Dark Jewel Classic at Scone on May 16 is also being considered for Diademe, who is owned by Scott Richardson, and Sports Illustrated.

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