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Bargain-priced Tricky Styx is in line to complete a rich treble after impressively winning last night's $100,000 Del Basso Smallgoods 2YO Diamond Classic Final (1730m) at Gloucester Park.

Northam trainer Jesse Moore said the filly, a $5000 yearling sale purchase, would tackle the $125,000 Golden Slipper Pace (2130m) on July 18.

She emerged as a top juvenile when winning the $50,000 Champagne Classic (2130m) last month.

Tricky Styx ($5.70) scored by a head last night from Soho Tokyo ($9).

Pacemaker Sea Me Smile ($4.20) finished 1m away in third, with $2.10 favourite Major Reality running fourth after being trapped three-wide.

Young reinsman Aiden De Campo allowed Tricky Styx to coast behind the leaders before bringing her down the outside with a powerful finish.

She has won at five of eight starts and earnt more than $100,000 in stakes for Moore, who has won a string of feature events with young pacers.

"Tricky Styx is a dream youngster," Moore said. "I took an interest in her at a New Zealand yearling sale after reading she is closely related to Perth winner Go West U Terror.

"The auctioneer at first battled to get a bid of $1000.

"She was eventually knocked down to me for $5000.

"Aiden De Campo is a patient reinsman and he drives her perfectly. She will probably have one race as a lead-up to the Golden Slipper."

Moore said Tricky Styx would be spelled after the Slipper and set for next season's classics.

The West Australian

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