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