Blue diamond stakes 2022 race guide
The Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) is held at Caulfield annually and is a set weights race for two-year-old colts, geldings and fillies.
The race is worth $1.5 million in 2022 and attracts the best juveniles in the land.
Our Blue Diamond Stakes race guide will provide up to date nominations, barrier draw, tips and more information so you don’t miss out on anything to do with the 1200m two-year-old feature.
|Race Type||Set Weights|
|Prize Money||$1.5 million|
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With limited form available for the lightly-raced two-year-olds in the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield, finding the winner is no easy task.
Our experts assess all the Blue Diamond Stakes runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2022 tips to help you back the winner.
Tipster Aaron Hamilton will provide his 2022 Blue Diamond Stakes tips following the barrier draw.
We preview the recent form of every 2022 Blue Diamond Stakes runner and give you the low down on their winning chances.
Below is a preview of our Runner-by-runner guide from 2021. Click here to see the full preview
1. GENERAL BEAU $8
The Matthew Ellerton and Simon Zahra-trained galloper has had the upper hand over the colts and geldings by taking out the Blue Diamond Preview (1000m) and the Blue Diamond Prelude (1100m). He has won three of four and his only defeat was at the hands of Ingratiating in the Maribyrnong Trial (1000m) at Flemington last November. He went nine lengths faster than standard benchmark in the Prelude, which are the best figures that any horse in this race has produced and after drawing barrier 3 a top three finish is on the cards.
2. INGRATIATING $9.50
One of three contenders for the Godolphin stable, the son of Frosted has won two of four. He was no match for Enthaar over the 1000m when resuming at Caulfield in the Chairmans Stakes (1000m) but has since picked up the Talindert Stakes (1100m) at Flemington.
3. FINANCE TYCOON $18
Has form around General Beau and Ingratiating from last year’s two-year-old races and headed up to the Gold Coast for a tilt at the Magic Millions. However, he drew the carpark that day and settled well back in what was a slowly run race. Has work to do to be a threat.
Nominations for the 2022 Blue Diamond Stakes takes place at 12pm on August 6, 2021.
The final field and barrier draw for the 2022 Blue Diamond Stakes will be released at 9:00am February 15, 2022.
Click here to see the 2021 Blue Diamond Stakes Barrier Draw & Final Field assessment.
|1||GENERAL BEAU||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Ms Jamie Kah||3||57kg|
|3||FINANCE TYCOON||Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes||Luke Nolen||6||57kg|
|4||PEGASI||Tony & Calvin McEvoy||Kerrin McEvoy||9||57kg|
|6||ABSEILER||Lloyd Kennewell||Joe Bowditch||16||57kg|
|7||ARTORIUS||Anthony & Sam Freedman||Luke Currie||10||57kg|
|8||JIGSAW||Cindy Alderson||Michael Walker||4||57kg|
|9||CONSTRUCT||Peter & Paul Snowden||John Allen||5||57kg|
|10||MARINE ONE||Lloyd Kennewell||Zac Spain||12||57kg|
|11||HITOTSU||Wendy Kelly||Daniel Stackhouse||13||57kg|
|12||DOSH||Grahame Begg||Jye McNeil||8||55kg|
|13||ENTHAAR||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Mark Zahra||14||55kg|
|15||WOLVES||Greg Eurell||Dwayne Dunn||11||55kg|
|16||GINIBI||Gemma Rielly||Damien Thornton||2||55kg|
|1st||Artorius||Luke Currie||Anthony and Sam Freedman||9||57kg||$13|
|2nd||Ingratiating||William Pike||James Cummings||7||57kg||$8.50|
|3rd||Anamoe||Damien Oliver||James Cummings||13||57kg||$6|
|4th||Finance Tycoon||Luke Nolen||Tom Dabernig and Ben Hayes||6||57kg||$41|
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The Blue Diamond Stakes is the most prestigious race for two-year-olds on the Victorian racing calendar.
It is a Group 1 event run at Caulfield over 1200 metres under set weight conditions and carries prizemoney of $1.5 million.
Blue Diamond Stakes Day is the premier day of the Melbourne Autumn Carnival, with the Oakleigh Plate and Futurity Stakes being the other Group 1 events on the program.
The race was first run in 1971 where it was won by Tolerance. Many great horses have since won the event including Manikato (1977), Rancher (1982), Bounding Away (1986), Zedative (1988), Courtza (1989), Redoute’s Choice (1999), Alinghi (2004), Sepoy (2011), Earthquake (2014), Extreme Choice (2016), Catchy (2017) and Written By (2018).
The Blue Diamond attracts top class colts and geldings and fillies in Victoria and has lured competitive two-year-olds from over the border in South Australia and Sydney.
The genuine competitors for the Blue Diamond enjoy a couple of trials prior to the big race. The lead-up races, however, are sex orientated with the colts & geldings and fillies competing against their own sex in the Blue Diamond Previews held in late January, and then again in the Blue Diamond Preludes which are run two weeks later and two weeks prior to the Group 1 event.
The winner and sometimes placegetters of the big race usually head on to the Group 1 Golden Slipper held at Rosehill in Sydney some three weeks later.
Several horses have won the double over the years, including John’s Hope (1972), Manikato (1978), Bounding Away (1986), and Courtza (1989). Since then, the only successful dual winner has been Sepoy in 2011.
|2015||Pride Of Dubai|
|2013||Miracles Of Life|
|2009||Reward For Effort|
|2000||Road To Success|
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