Sepoy Wins 2011 Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) – Caulfield Race 4 Results


Sepoy outclassed the field to win the Blue Diamond Prelude for Colts & Geldings

Dominant Blue Diamond Stakes favourite Sepoy further staked his claims to win the $1 million showdown with another blistering victory today, outclassing his rivals in the $125,000 Group 3 Blue Diamond Prelude Colts & Geldings (1100m) at Caulfield’s CF Orr Stakes Day.

The Elusive Quality colt kept his unbeaten record intact winning his third race from as many starts, giving trainer Peter Snowden and the punters that backed Sepoy at his short $1.40 price plenty to smile about.

One of the first out of the gates Sepoy jumped away well from barrier seven, jockey Mark Zahra taking the star two-year-old old to the front early.

Good speed from Peter Moody’s debutant Huegill saw them run up on the inside a snare the lead a neck in front of the favourite while Arctic Command settled into fourth.

As the field swung wide around the turn, Zahra unleashed Sepoy whose brilliant turn of foot saw them kick away and leave them behind at the 200m.

In a different league to all the other two-year-olds and Blue Diamond hopefuls this season, Sepoy eased on pace to win by a tidy three lengths over the Danny O’Brien-trained roughie Running Tall while Huegill held on for third.

Sepoy is set to firm even further in the 2011 Blue Diamond Stakes odds at Luxbet, the colt seemingly unchallenged to make it a three-for-three clean sweep in the Blue Diamond series this year.

The $1 million Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes will run at Caulfield on Saturday February 26.

The fillies Blue Diamond Prelude is up next on the CF Orr Stakes Day programme so make sure you check out the great value betting markets on Caulfield Race 5 now at Luxbet!

2011 Blue Diamond Prelude Colts & Geldings Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Jockey Trainer Weight Margin
1st 1 SEPOY(7) Mark Zahra Peter Snowden 55.5 1-3.05
2nd 4 RUNNING TALL(2) Ben Melham Danny O’Brien 55.5 3.5L
3rd 10 HUEGILL(4) Luke Nolen Peter G Moody 55.5 4.5L
4th 3 GRAND BRITANNIA(10) Craig Williams Robbie Laing 55.5 5.0L
5th 5 ECLAIR DESIRE(1) Chris Symons Peter G Moody 55.5 5.2L
6th 6 INSTINCTION(11) Craig Newitt Mick Price 55.5 6.5L
7th 2 ARCTIC COMMAND(9) Dale Smith Wendy Kelly 55.5 6.7L
8th 11 POITIER(8) Steven Arnold David Hayes 55.5 6.9L
9th 7 BOYS ON TOUR(5) James Winks John P Thompson 55.5 7.1L
10th 8 FIRE OF LONDON(6) Dwayne Dunn Peter G Moody 55.5 9.8L
11th 9 BIG ROJO(3) Glen Boss Mick Price 55.5 13.1L

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