Blue Diamond Stakes Runner-By-Runner Guide
The Blue Diamond Stakes pits some quality gallopers up against one another and we take a look at the Blue Diamond Stakes horses.
Here is our runner-by-runner look at the Blue Diamond Stakes horses.
2021 Blue Diamond Stakes Horses
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.
4. PEGASI $51
The Tony McEvoy-trained galloper was a Geelong Maiden winner in mid January and was outclassed by the flying Profiteer in the Inglis Millennium on February 6 at Randwick over the 1100m. On that effort it is hard to see him being a factor here.
5. ANAMOE $9.50
Anamoe shapes as a solid each-way prospect and just missed out behind General Beau in the Blue Diamond Prelude a fortnight ago. In that race, the Godolphin galloper was awkwardly out and settled worse than midfield before running on and issuing the challenge late in the piece. He has drawn awkwardly in barrier 15 but the step up to the 1200m should be in his favour and at the stable must be respected.
6. ABSEILER $126
One of the big outsiders of the field, the Lloyd Kennewell-trained galloper was 4th behind General Beau in the Blue Diamond Preview, beaten just over a length. He led the up that day and while a win might be out of his reach, he might be worth throwing into first four calculations.
7. ARTORIOUS $14
The Anthony Freedman-trained galloper represents a bit of x-factor and came into calculations after a four-length win at the Sandown Saturday meeting on January 23. A son of the 2016 Blue Diamond runner-up, Flying Artie, he went two lengths faster than standard and will need to improve on that effort but is clearly on the up and has a similar profile to Lyre, who won for this stable in 2019. He can feature in the top three.
8. JIGSAW $8
The Cindy Alderson galloper won his Maiden by a three length margin from Artorius and was posted out wide throughout before running 3rd in the Prelude behind General Beau. He has drawn perfectly in barrier 4 and with the right run he shouldn’t be too far away from them at the business end.
9. CONSTRUCT $61
The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained galloper might be better later on and over further. He settled back in the Prelude before running into 8th position but others look faster over the 1200m in this race.
10. MARINE ONE $51
Another that will settle back before running on. Marine One was 6th in the Prelude after coming out wide. If they go crazy up in front he can challenge for a top five finish late in the piece.
11. HITOSHU $251
One of the rank outsiders in the field, he is likely to start at cricket score odds and was outclassed when 7th in the recent Prelude.
12. DOSH $13
The first of the fillies comes in with almost a month in between runs and defeated Tayla’s Moment in the girls division of the Blue Diamond Preview (1000m). She went four lengths faster than standard in that race but the form out of that hasn’t quite held up with Tayla’s Moment going backwards in the Prelude. Willing to risk.
13. ENTHAAR $2.30
The hot favourite for the race is unbeaten in two starts. She defeated Mallory and Total Babe at Randwick on debut back in October in the Gimcrack Stakes (1000m )and that pair provided the exacta in the recent Widden Stakes (1100m) at Randwick. The Maher/Eustace galloper was too fast for Ingratiating and ran some slick late splits when going 6.4 lengths faster than standard in the Chairmans Stakes. Ingratiating has since come out and won. She has drawn poorly and faces a much bigger field as what she did in the Chairmans, while she steps up to the 1200m for the first time. But if she settles well she might just be impossible to catch at the business end. A deserved favourite.
14. ARCADED $16
The third of the Godolpin contenders, Arcaded took out the fillies divisions of the Blue Diamond Prelude and was too good for her rivals in that race, winning by nearly three from Scorced Earth. While she won by a decent margin, there are some queries around the form. The daughter of Street Boss went two lengths faster than standard and might be capable of improving on that as she steps up to the 1200m.
15. WOLVES $61
The Greg Eurell-trained galloper was among the beaten brigade behind Arcaded and was more than four lengths away. Hard to see her troubling these
16. GINIBI $126
Will line up at massive odds and was five lengths behind Arcaded in the Prelude. Form says no.