Atomic Late Entry into Blue Diamond Stakes Field 2011

Connections of promising two-year-old Atomic this morning paid the $55,000 late entry paving the way for the Commands colt to contest the $1 million Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

The Lee Freedman-trained Atomic burst into Blue Diamond contention with an impressive black-type victory on debut in the $100,000 Listed Chairman’s Stakes (1000m) at Sandown on February 9.

Originally not nominated for the 2011 Blue Diamond Stakes, after connections paid the late entry Atomic is now assured of a spot in the Blue Diamond field.

The $60,500 first prize for their Chairman’s Stakes victory has them sitting 13th on the Blue Diamond order of entry guaranteeing a start in Victoria’s two-year-olds showpiece as the Blue Diamond has a capacity field of 16 runners.

Leading online bookmaker Luxbet has Atomic on the third line of Blue Diamond Stakes betting paying $11.

Sepoy remains the raging favourite now odds-on at $1.75 while the Peter Moody-trained Hallowell Belle is the $9 second elect in the Blue Diamond odds despite not being assured of a start sitting 20th on the order of entry.

Other horses in the market include last Saturday’s Talindert Stakes winner Anevay ($12), Peter Snowden’s Redoute’s Choice filly Glissade ($14) and Satin Shoes ($14).

Satin Shoes, however, has been confirmed as a non-starter in the Blue Diamond Stakes with connections focusing on the 2011 Golden Slipper Stakes with the exciting filly instead.

The 2011 Patinack Farm Blue Diamond Stakes final field and barrier draw will be released tomorrow and published here first at Races.com.au.

Today is your final chance to enjoy the generous early Blue Diamond Stakes odds available at Luxbet in their All In markets so check them out today!

2011 Blue Diamond Stakes Ballot Update

# Horse Trainer Ballot Weight (kg) Hcp. Rating
1 SEPOY Peter Snowden 1 55.5 95
2 MASTHEAD Lee Freedman 3 55.5 72
3 ARCTIC COMMAND Wendy Kelly 5 55.5 76
4 HELMET Peter Snowden 7 55.5 77
5 GRAND BRITANNIA Robbie Laing 9 55.5 77
6 DELAGO’S LAD John McArdle 12 55.5 74
7 ATOMIC Lee Freedman 13 55.5 74
8 REDANGELO Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 15 55.5 72
9 BOSSDON CITY Brett Cavanough 16 55.5 74
10 RUNNING TALL Danny O’Brien 19 55.5 72
11 COVERED IN CLASS Peter G Moody 22 55.5 64
12 HOT SPIN Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 23 55.5 65
13 BLADON David Hayes 24 55.5 65
14 ECLAIR DESIRE Peter G Moody 29 55.5 64
15 INSTINCTION Mick Price 30 55.5 64
16 BRAYMONT John P Thompson 31 55.5 63
17 ENVIOUS Clinton McDonald =32 55.5 64
18 HELL’S KITCHEN Mark Young =32 55.5 64
19 LE SAMER David Brideoake 35 55.5 61
20 ALMAHAAB David Hayes =37 55.5 64
21 POITIER David Hayes =37 55.5 63
22 FASTNET PRINCE Mark Kavanagh =40 55.5 63
23 BOYS ON TOUR John P Thompson 43 55.5 63
24 ORTMAYER John P Thompson 44 55.5 60
25 BLACK JACK BOY Dean Binaisse 46 55.5 57
26 BIG ROJO Mick Price =48 55.5 61
27 CAPE CANAVERAL Danny O’Brien =48 55.5 61
28 CROSS OF GOLD David Hayes =48 55.5
29 EXECUTIVE STAR Ken Keys =48 55.5
30 FRANKENBEANS John P Thompson =48 55.5
31 I’M A MENICE Ron Daniel =48 55.5 59
32 ISOPACH John P Thompson =48 55.5 61
33 NICONOISE David Hayes =48 55.5
34 PANE IN THE GLASS John P Thompson 2 53.5 85
35 SATIN SHOES Clarry Conners 4 53.5 74
36 ANEVAY Tim Martin 6 53.5 75
37 GLISSADE Peter Snowden 8 53.5 75
38 SPECTROLITE Robbie Laing 10 53.5 72
39 ERAMOR David Hayes 11 53.5 72
40 HOLDONTOYAHORSES Mick Price 14 53.5 74
41 HELPING HAND John P Thompson 17 53.5 72
42 MOTIFS John P Thompson 18 53.5 72
43 HALLOWELL BELLE Peter G Moody 20 53.5 68
44 METONYMY Peter G Moody 21 53.5 70
45 NOBLE TWOSTEP Rick Hore-Lacy 25 53.5 65
46 ERVBEFEL Michael Kent 26 53.5 64
47 PETRUSHKA Lee Freedman 27 53.5 64
48 TUMBLE TURN Paul Messara 28 53.5 62
49 MANOR LADY Robbie Griffiths =32 53.5 64
50 MORE BUBBLY John P Thompson 36 53.5 63
51 QUENCH THE THIRST Mark Kavanagh =37 53.5 82
52 AND ROCK John McArdle =40 53.5 63
53 SUITE SUCCESS Leigh Childs =40 53.5 63
54 NORTH EAST David Hayes 45 53.5 59
55 NATIONAL ANTHEM Leon Corstens 47 53.5 61
56 FAST ‘N’ WITTY John O’Shea =48 53.5
57 FAST SHANTI Gerald Ryan =48 53.5
58 KNEELING John P Thompson =48 53.5
59 SHE’S CHERRYRYPE David Hayes =48 53.5
60 WIN FOR NAARA John P Thompson =48 53.5