Field of 16 declared for Blue Diamond Stakes

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Blue Diamond Stakes Field Lofty Strike (Image source: reg ryan/racing photos)

The final field of 16 two-year-olds has been declared for Saturday’s Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield.

A total of 10 colts and geldings and six fillies will contest Melbourne’s premier juvenile event as they compete for $1.5 million in prizemoney.

Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies) winner Revolutionary Miss is the sole role for Peter and Paul Snowden who have booked Jamie Kah to steer their mount.

Lofty Strike who won the colts version of the Prelude will be aiming to make it three in a row for trainer Julius Sandhu who is looking for his first Group 1 win.

Peter Moody has three youngsters in the final field with Rampant Lion leading the charge from Merchant Prince and Waltz On By.

Michael, Wayne and John Hawkes will saddle up two chances in Semillion and Sebonack, while Ciaron Maher and David Eustace are the only other trainers with two runners (Counttheheadlights and Hafey).


2022 Blue Diamond Stakes Field

Horse Trainer Jockey Weight
1 SEMILLION Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 57kg
2 LOFTY STRIKE Julius Sandhu Jamie Mott 57kg
3 DAUMIER Anthony & Sam Freedman Mark Zahra 57kg
4 SEBONACK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 57kg
5 COUNTTHEHEADLIGHTS Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Allen 57kg
6 JACQUINOT Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damian Lane 57kg
7 RAMPANT LION Peter G Moody 57kg
8 MERCHANT PRINCE Peter G Moody 57kg
9 FLASHING STEEL Annabel Neasham Brodie Loy 57kg
10 HAFEY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Craig Williams 57kg
11 REVOLUTIONARY MISS Peter & Paul Snowden Ms Jamie Kah 55kg
12 MISS ROSEIANO Peter Gelagotis 55kg
13 KIKI EXPRESS Mathew Ellerton Damien Thornton 55kg
14 ENGLISH RIVIERA Tony & Calvin McEvoy John Allen 55kg
15 WALTZ ON BY Peter G Moody 55kg
16 SEVEN SISTERS James Cummings 55kg