Peter Snowden’s brilliant colt Sepoy maintained his unbeaten record at Caulfield on Saturday February 12 storming home in an uncontested victory in the $120,000 Group 3 Blue Diamond Prelude for Colts & Geldings (1100m).
Sepoy is now on track to make it a Blue Diamond clean-sweep, the son of Elusive Quality having previously won the Blue Diamond Preview in fine style.
The main event is of course the $1 million Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on February 26 and following their emphatic win on the weekend, Sepoy has shortened into the $2 favourite at Luxbet to win the 2011 Blue Diamond Stakes.
In the Prelude Sepoy came bursting out of the boxes in barrier seven to take the early lead.
Ridden by Mark Zahra, $1.40 favourite Sepoy make his rivals look second class, charging home beat Running Tall ($14) by an easy three and a half lengths while Huegill ($15) on debut for Peter Moody finished a further length away third.
Sepoy has now won all three of his race starts to date, his prize money earned boosted to $197,250 after Saturday’s victory.
There looks to be little that will stop Sepoy keeping his imposing record intact come Blue Diamond Stakes Day.
However, there is sure to be some love from the punters for One Last Dance in the Blue Diamond Stakes odds after Peter Moody’s classy filly won her edition of the Blue Diamond Prelude (F) on Saturday also.
One Last Dance firmed into the $6.50 second favourite to become the Blue Diamond Stakes winner through Luxbet.
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2011 Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) Results & Finishing Order
|1||SEPOY||Mark Zahra||Peter Snowden||1:03.05||$1.40F|
|2||RUNNING TALL||Ben Melham||Danny O’Brien||3.5L||$14|
|3||HUEGILL||Luke Nolen||Peter Moody||4.5L||$15|
|4||GRAND BRITANNIA||Craig Williams||Robbie Lang||5.0L||$15|
|5||ECLAIR DESIRE||Chris Symons||Peter Moody||5.2L||$51|
|6||INSTINCTION||Craig Newitt||Mick Price||6.5L||$26|
|7||ARCTIC COMMAND||Dale Smith||Wendy Kelly||6.7L||$12|
|8||POITIER||Steven Arnold||David Hayes||6.9L||$41|
|9||BOYS ON TOUR||James Winks||John P Thompson||7.1L||$11|
|10||FIRE OF LONDON||Dwayne Dunn||Peter Moody||9.8L||$41|
|11||BIG ROJO||Glen Boss||Mick Price||13.1L||$31|