Blue Diamond Preview Tips – best bets for the 2YO features

Aaron Hamilton in Saturday Tips 25 Jan 2019
  • Both selections to jump from barrier 13

The first major step toward the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) takes place at Caulfield on Saturday with the running of the previews for fillies and colts and geldings.


There is limited form to go by with most yet to race, but a few from leading stables have caught the eye in trials and jump-outs.
Race 4 – 2:45PM Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Preview (C&G) (1000 METRES)Only five of the 13 runners to have raced previously, and it’s hard to go past MICROPHONE following his fast-finishing win at Flemington over this trip. Barrier 13 may look like a negative but it’s worth noting that barrier 13 has the best record at the track and trip with 16.7% of horses winning from the wide gate. Experience counts for a lot in these juvenile races, and I don’t think Microphone will be as far back as he was on debut. He actually led the outside division when horses split to either side of the track, but the inside group went quicker early and Microphone was spotting Pretty Brazen a big start but got there in the last stride. Alburq, Auxin,I Am Immortal and Lodestar have shown something in races, trials and jump-outs, and they can be included in the multiples. 

Microphone $4 Bet now!
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Race 5 – 3:20PM Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies) (1000 METRES)I can’t ignore the fact that one punter placed $8000 on CATCH ME to win the Golden Slipper six weeks after she won the Gimcrack Stakes (1000m) at Randwick by 2.8 lengths. This was no knee-jerk reaction to a win, and the timing of the wager suggests it’s based on inside information following the filly’s spell. I could be wrong, but that’s how I’m interpreting the hefty bet. The daughter of I Am Invincible has been in Melbourne for a while and trialled at Pakenham on January 15 where she jumped best and led throughout. She covered a lot of ground in the Gimcrack but was still too good form them, and she could make it two from two for us from barrier 13.
Catch Me $3.90 Bet now!
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