2011 Blue Diamond Betting & Odds

Sepoy has rocketed up the Blue Diamond Stakes betting markets to be the clear favourite

Blue Diamond Preview winners from Wednesday’s Australia Day meeting at Caulfield, Sepoy and One Last Dance, have rocketed up the 2011 Blue Diamond Stakes betting markets and are now the early favourites to win the $1 million feature on February 26.

On Wednesday January 26, the Peter Snowden-trained colt Sepoy and Peter Moody’s filly One Last Dance both won their Blue Diamond Previews at Caulfield, maintaining their unbeaten records.

In the Blue Diamond Colts & Geldings Preview Elusive Quality colt Sepoy was never challenged coasting to an impressive three and a half length win over Grand Britannia, with $1.75 favourite Golden Archer in third.

Sepoy, who won on debut in the Listed Maribyrnong Trial Stakes at Flemington on October 3, went out as an $8 chance in the Preview but proved too strong and too fast for his fellow two-year-olds.

After the emphatic Blue Diamond Preview win, Ladbrokes.com.au slashed their price on Sepoy, now the clear $5 favourite to win the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes.

Runner-up Grand Britannia is a $31 Blue Diamond chance at Sportsbet, while the addition of blinkers or winkers on beaten favourite Golden Archer will improve their next run in the Prelude according to trainer Peter Moody.

One Last Dance is now second favourite for the Blue Diamond Stakes

Second favourite in the early Blue Diamond Stakes odds is now One Last Dance now at a quote of $7 after her win in the Fillies Preview.

Going out as the $2.40 favourite on Wednesday, One Last Dance had to dig deeper than Sepoy, as she fought hard for her gritty victory beating the fast finishing Anevay by a nose with Graskop nearly two lengths away third.

Following their close second in the Preview, the Tim Martin-trained Exceed And Excel filly Anevay shortened into a $13 chance to win the Blue Diamond Stakes in the online markets.

Third placegetter Graskop, stablemate to Sepoy, is sitting at around $21 in the Blue Diamond markets.

Sepoy and One Last Dance are now expected to back-up in their respective divisions of the Group 3 Blue Diamond Preludes (1100m) at Caulfield on February 12.

There has been so much hype regarding the quality and ease of Sepoy’s win on Wednesday that the question has arisen whether the colt can become the first two-year-old since Bel Esprit, sire of super sprinter Black Caviar, to win the Blue Diamond Preview, Prelude and Stakes treble.

Odds on the duo are also likely to shorten early next week when the list of hopeful juveniles heading towards the 2011 Blue Diamond Stakes field is narrowed down with the closing of the Blue Diamond third declarations on Tuesday, February 1.

Other horses sitting at the top end of the current Blue Diamond Stakes futures odds include Gerald Ryan’s Snitzel filly Hollyweird ($11), unbeaten Dane Shadow filly Holdontoyahorses ($13), the John Thompson-trained Boys On Tour ($15) scratched from the Preview field and instead making their debut this Saturday, Flying Spur filly Satin Shoes ($15) and Peter Snowden’s Redoute’s Choice filly Glissade ($15).

Another leading online bookmaker, Luxbet, is set to open their updated Blue Diamond Stakes odds shortly.

So to get in on the action and lock in the generous futures odds available on the Blue Diamond Stakes entries, make sure you have an account open with Luxbet.

2011 Blue Diamond Stakes Odds

Horse Odds*
Sepoy 5.00
One Last Dance 7.00
Hollyweird (N/N) 11.00
Holdontoyahorses 13.00
Anevay 13.00
Boys On Tour 15.00
Satin Shoes 15.00
Glissade 15.00
Cape Canaveral 17.00
Fortune Of War 19.00
Foxwedge 19.00
Metonymy 21.00
Graskop 21.00
Bolisimo Miss 21.00
Envious 26.00
Smart Missile 26.00
Helping Hand 31.00
Amour Cache 31.00
Arctic Command 31.00
Big Rojo 31.00
Dashing Harmony 31.00
Eclair Desire 31.00
Fast And Free 31.00
Hot Summer Night 31.00
Made You Rock 31.00
Medallist 31.00
Mists Of Avalon 31.00
National Anthem 31.00
Parquetry 31.00
Portion 31.00
Quench The Thirst 31.00
Rapid Advance 31.00
Rifleman 31.00
Soul Mama 31.00
Vettel 31.00
Grand Britannia 31.00
Redangelo 31.00
Hallowell Belle 31.00
Champalou 41.00
Endless Choice 41.00
Masthead 41.00
Noble Twostep 41.00
Bossdon City 51.00
Eramor 51.00
Niconoise 51.00
Running Tall 51.00
Vice Or Virtue 51.00
Spectrolite 51.00
Atsuta 61.00
Covered In Class 61.00
Shared Reflections 61.00
Snitzels Choice 61.00
Snitzem 61.00
Almahaab 81.00
Anlon 81.00
Asheerah 81.00
Coach Stone 81.00
Cross Of Gold 81.00
Darci Stardom 81.00
Dashful 81.00
Dassault 81.00
Defonet 81.00
Doubtful Diva 81.00
Ervbefel 81.00
Eshan 81.00
Fast N Witty 81.00
Fast Shanti 81.00
Frankenbeans 81.00
Ghoom 81.00
Kimurasun 81.00
Kneeling 81.00
Letter From France 81.00
Magic Pulse 81.00
More Bubbly 81.00
Mountain Dew 81.00
Oceltip 81.00
Offshore Breeze 81.00
Ortmayer 81.00
Pegasina 81.00
Petrushka 81.00
Poitier 81.00
Printed 81.00
Shes Cherryrype 81.00
Silent Charades 81.00
Silla Regalis 81.00
Silver Meteor 81.00
Top Class 81.00
Tramp 81.00
Tumble Turn 81.00
Whisper Downs 81.00
Win For Naara 81.00
Written Consent 81.00
Light Touch 101.00
Secret Hills 101.00
Bladon 101.00
By His Design 101.00
Delagos Lad 101.00
Kutcher 121.00
Pediment 121.00
Fastnet Prince 151.00
Motifs 151.00
Hot Spin 151.00
Emerald Downs 151.00
Braymont 201.00
Fast Bucks 201.00
Im A Menice 201.00
Instinction 201.00
Just A Splash 201.00
Le Samer 201.00
Manor Lady 201.00
Rigamarole 201.00
Stub 201.00
Ticking 201.00
Vivacious Miss 201.00
Wild And Proud 201.00
Exceedingly Regal 201.00
North East 201.00
A Rare Old Time 251.00
Atlanta Rock 251.00
Black Jack Boy 251.00
Break The Seal 251.00
Cumano 251.00
Deem Days 251.00
Diva Von Tessa 251.00
Executive Star 251.00
Free Wheeling 251.00
Gotta Go Now 251.00
Hells Kitchen 251.00
Helmet 251.00
Here De Siren 251.00
Katter 251.00
Not On Monday 251.00
Oamaru Rose 251.00
Shenanigans 251.00
Shes Complete 251.00
Spirited Addition 251.00
Suzanne 251.00
Haraka Sana 301.00
Henson 301.00
Isopach 301.00
Minute By Minute 301.00
Pottery 301.00
Pride Of China 301.00
Son Of Caesar 301.00
Suite Success 301.00

*Odds from Ladbrokes.com.au subject to change

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