08/25/2008 12:00AM

String of Diamonds delivers at 2-5

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String of Diamonds shook off a strong challenge from the maiden Sweet Boy through the far turn and prevailed by 2 1/4 lengths under a hand ride to capture the colts and geldings division of the Columbus Breeders' Special on Sunday afternoon at Columbus.

String of Diamonds ($2.60), ridden by Damon Leeds for trainer David Anderson, was the overwhelming favorite in the short field of four 3-year-olds. He covered the 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:21.20 over a fast track.

In the fillies division, Jane of Arcadia ($5.40) took control into the stretch and drew off from 4-5 favorite Deputy's Whirl to win by 3 1/2 lengths in 1:20.80. Luis Ranilla was aboard for trainer Ron Westermann.