Twenty up-and-coming youngsters have been nominated for the 2011 Blue Diamond Prelude (Colts & Geldings), which is one of seven Group races taking place at Caulfield this Saturday for CF Orr Stakes Day.
Leading the entries for the $125,000 Group 3 Blue Diamond Colts & Geldings Prelude (1100m) is the Peter Snowden-trained Sepoy.
Sepoy will start the hot favourite in the Blue Diamond Prelude so get him at the best odds through Luxbet!
Sepoy is the red hot favourite to win the $1 million Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield on February 26 currently paying $3.80 through leading online bookmaker Luxbet.
Undefeated in their two career starts including their recent 3 ½ length victory in the Blue Diamond Preview on January 26, Elusive Quality colt Sepoy will take some catching in the Prelude on Saturday.
Premier Victorian trainer Peter Moody has five of his two-year-olds entered for the Blue Diamond Prelude this year including Fastnet Rock gelding Eclair Desire, winner of two of their three career starts Golden Archer and Exceed And Excel colt Covered In Class.
Other notable Blue Diamond Colts & Geldings Preview nominees include the John Thompson-trained Boys On Tour, Blue Diamond Preview runner-up Grand Britannia and Cranbourne galloper Arctic Command.
Wendy Kelly’s Freeze gelding Arctic Command is another early favourite for Saturday having run fourth in the Inglis 2YO Banner at Moonee Valley back in October as a debutant and then becoming a Group winner at just their second career start in the Group 3 Maribyrnong Plate (1000m) at Flemington on Emirates Stakes Day.
The 2011 Patinack Farm Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) final field of acceptors will be released on Wednesday February 9 and published here along with the barrier draw so bookmark this site.
2011 Patinack Farm Blue Diamond Prelude Colts & Geldings Nominations
|#||Horse||Trainer||Ballot||Weight (kg)||Handicapper Rating|
|2||ARCTIC COMMAND||Wendy Kelly||2||55.5||76|
|3||GOLDEN ARCHER||Peter G Moody||3||55.5||78|
|4||GRAND BRITANNIA||Robbie Laing||4||55.5||77|
|5||BOSSDON CITY||Brett Cavanough||5||55.5||74|
|7||RUNNING TALL||Danny O’Brien||7||55.5||66|
|8||COVERED IN CLASS||Peter G Moody||8||55.5||64|
|9||ECLAIR DESIRE||Peter G Moody||9||55.5||64|
|10||HELL’S KITCHEN||Mark Young||=10||55.5||64|
|12||BOYS ON TOUR||John P Thompson||12||55.5||63|
|13||FIRE OF LONDON||Peter G Moody||13||55.5||61|
|15||BIG ROJO||Mick Price||=14||55.5||–|
|16||CAPE CANAVERAL||Danny O’Brien||=14||55.5||–|
|17||CROSS OF GOLD||David Hayes||=14||55.5||–|
|19||HUEGILL||Peter G Moody||=14||55.5||–|