Blue Diamond Stakes Betting Update – Delago’s Lad Bursts into Contention

January 31, 2011

Blue Diamond Stakes Betting Update – Delago’s Lad Bursts into Contention

The early 2011 Blue Diamond betting markets are really starting to heat up with Saturday winner Delago’s Lad leapfrogging up the odds for the $1 million showdown at Caulfield on Saturday February 26.

The John McArdle-trained Delago Brom colt Delago’s Lad opened as a $101 roughie in the initial markets for the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) but burst into contention with their break through win on Saturday, firming into the fourth favourite at $12 through Luxbet.

Delago’s Lad, purchased for $70,000 as a yearling, ran second on debut at Flemington when beaten by a length by Sepoy in the Listed Maribyrnong Trial Stakes (1000m) back in October.

On Saturday the improving colt had their second career start and broke their maiden status with a powerful win in the Routley’s Plate (1000m) at Sandown causing the big betting boom for the youngster in the Blue Diamond markets.

Despite their popularity with the punters following their authoritative Sandown win on the weekend, connections of Delago’s Lad are yet to decide whether they will run him in the Blue Diamond.

Trainer McCardle is also eyeing off a start for Delago’s Lad in the restricted $250,000 Inglis Classic at Mornington on February 16 where the competition will be much easier to trump.

His performance in the Inglis will determine whether Delago’s Lad presses on to the Blue Diamond.

Peter Snowden’s unbeaten colt Sepoy remains the clear favourite to win the Blue Diamond Stakes 2011.

A son of Elusive Quality, Sepoy shortened dramatically in the Luxbet markets after the two-year-old scored an upset win in the Listed Blue Diamond Preview on Australia Day.

Luxbet currently have Sepoy at $4.50 to win  followed by the Blue Diamond Fillies preview winner, the Peter Moody-trained dauther of Encosta De Lago One Last Dance at a quote of $7.50.

Over the past week there have been a number of other market movers besides Delago’s Lad in the 2011 Blue Diamond Stakes odds including Tim Martin’s Exceed And Excel filly Anevay.

Anevay was sitting at around $13 in the Blue Diamond markets, but has now shortened into the $11 third favourite at Luxbet after running a close second to One Last Dance on January 26.

The next shortest priced entry is the Mick Price-trained filly Holdontoyahorses paying $13 through Luxbet while Boys On Tour remains at $16 despite failing to win on debut over the weekend.

Following much hype over John Thompson’s General Nediym gelding Boys On Tour, the youngster was scratched from the Blue Diamond Preview last Wednesday in favour of the Routley’s Plate on Saturday.

However, after starting as the $2.25 favourite, Boys On Tour could only manage to finish fifth behind surprise winner Delgao’s Lad.

Below are the odds on the early favourites in the Blue Diamond 2011 betting at Luxbet, for the full markets and to lock in your pick at the best price head to Luxbet now!

Blue Diamond Odds 2011

Horse Odds*
SEPOY 4.50
ANEVAY 11.00

*Odds are Fixed Win from Luxbet and subject to change

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