2011 Blue Diamond Colts and Geldings Prelude Final Field & Tips

February 10th, 2011

This Saturday the 2011 Blue Diamond Prelude for Colts & Geldings will run at Caulfield Racecourse and the final field and barrier draw for the two-year-olds feature have been released.

Eleven up-and-coming juveniles have been accepted for this year’s $125,000 Group 3 Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G), the 1100m sprint set to run as Caulfield Race 4 on Saturday at 2:35pm (AEDST), February 12.

Favourite in the Blue Diamond Prelude and in the future 2011 Blue Diamond Stakes odds is the Peter Snowden-trained Sepoy.

Sepoy will start the hot favourite and looks hard to beat so ensure you get the best odds on him by betting online at Luxbet!

Elusive Quality colt Sepoy is likely to start odds-on through Luxbet on Saturday, the unbeaten runner having won both of his career starts.

On debut Sepoy took out the Listed Maribyrnong Trial Stakes (1000m) in October and then firmed into the favourite to win the $1 million Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes on February 26 after cruising to a 3 ½ length victory in the Listed Blue Diamond Preview last start on January 26.

Our Blue Diamond Prelude tip is to stick with the favourite as we rate Sepoy special to win through Luxbet.

Adding value to your Prelude bets on Saturday are two longer-priced contenders that we are tipping to finish one-two behind the favourite.

Peter Moody’s unraced More Than Ready colt Huegill (barrier four) should be impressive on debut after a winning barrier trial in late January and the John Thompson-trained Boys On Tour (barrier five) is set to improve after their fifth place finish behind Delago’s Lad at Sandown on debut.

Other runners in the Blue Diamond Colts & Geldings Prelude that are worth a look include Cranbourne galloper Arctic Command winner of the Group 3 Maribyrnong Plate (1000m) during the Melbourne Cup Carnival last year, Peter Moody’s Fastnet Rock gelding Eclair Desire who is the roughie of the field and Blue Diamond Preview runner-up Grand Britannia looking to turn the tables on Sepoy.

For the full odds and markets for all the CF Orr Stakes Day races at Caulfield on Saturday, including the Patinack Farm Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G), head to our preferred online bookmaker Luxbet now!

2011 Patinack Farm Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) Final Field & Barrier Draw

No. Horse Trainer Rider Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rtg.
1 SEPOY Peter Snowden Mark Zahra 7 55.5 89
2 ARCTIC COMMAND Wendy Kelly Dale Smith 9 55.5 76
3 GRAND BRITANNIA Robbie Laing Craig Williams 10 55.5 77
4 RUNNING TALL Danny O’Brien Ben Melham 2 55.5 66
5 ECLAIR DESIRE Peter G Moody Chris Symons 1 55.5 64
6 INSTINCTION Mick Price Craig Newitt 11 55.5 64
7 BOYS ON TOUR John P Thompson James Winks 5 55.5 63
8 FIRE OF LONDON Peter G Moody Dwayne Dunn 6 55.5 61
9 BIG ROJO Mick Price Glen Boss 3 55.5
10 HUEGILL Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 4 55.5
11 POITIER David Hayes Steven Arnold 8 55.5