Although beaten in Adelaide on Saturday, highly-rated two-year-old filly Piacenza will continue on her path to the $1 million Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m), reports Racing Network.

Trainer Tony McEvoy says: “She may have been beaten on Saturday but she had to do all the work and her run was super...I was proud of her, and although disappointed she was beaten, I was thrilled with the way she went, and we’ll definitely be pressing on to the Blue Diamond."

Piacenza was first-up on Saturday at Morphettville when from a wide gate she worked hard throughout and was beaten just on a length in fast time.

“There is absolutely nothing wrong with the way she went and we’ll go to the Blue Diamond Prelude before the Diamond now,” he added.

Piacenza caught the eye at her first start in a race when heavily backed in the Debutante Stakes at Caulfield, on October 12. She was badly held-up and looked a certainly beaten.

McEvoy immediately put her aside and she returned to racing on Saturday.

Following her defeat, Piacenza has drifted from $26 to $31 for the Blue Diamond, with Gerald Ryan’s impressive debut winner Rubick the new $3.50 favourite.