Caulfield Blue Diamond Stakes Day 2011 Race Fields & Programme

Blue Diamond Stakes Day 2011 will take place this Saturday February 26 at Caulfield Racecourse as one of the headline meetings of the prestigious Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

An outstanding nine-race programme featuring eight black types make up this Saturday’s Caulfield race card, the day’s marquee event and the one punters should be enjoying a punt on through Luxbet is the 2011 Blue Diamond Stakes.

Victoria’s premier race for two-year-olds, the $1 million Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) is scheduled to run as Caulfield Race 7 jumping at 4:30pm (AEDST).

A field of 14 promising juveniles are engaged to contest this year’s Blue Diamond Stakes, lead by the overwhelming favourite and odds-on at $1.60 through Luxbet Sepoy.

With odds-on favourites holding a less than impressive record throughout Blue Diamond Stakes history, the question on everyone’s lips is can Sepoy win and if not, what rival has the grit to run him down?

Other runners in the Blue Diamond Stakes field out to cause an upset on Saturday include equal $9.50 second favourites, Peter Moody’s Starcraft filly Hallowell Belle and the Lee Freedman-trained Atomic.

Six other Group races highlight the Caulfield racing action on Saturday including two accompanying elite level events making for a triple hit of Group 1 racing for Blue Diamond Stakes Day 2011.

Caulfield Race 5 gets the Group 1 action underway with the $502,000 Futurity Stakes (1400m) due to jump at 3:10pm (AEDST).

This year’s Futurity Stakes field has attracted 10 classy competitors with Gai Waterhouse’s sensational mare More Joyous another odds-on favourite at $1.55 through Luxbet that looks hard to beat.

Cox Plate placegetter Whobegotyou also resumes in the Futurity adding to the depth of the field.

Next up is Caulfield Race 6 at 3:50pm (AEDST), the $402,000 Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) where the likes of last-start Rubiton Stakes’ winner Catapulted who is the current favourite to win and other Group 1 champions including the Chris Waller-trained Shellscrape and Charge Forward mare Response will face off.

The 2011 Oakleigh Plate field also features the most recent two Blue Diamond Stakes winners with Star Witness (2010) and Reward For Effort (2009) returning for more glory.

See below for the complete 2011 Blue Diamond Stakes Day race programme and fields including the jump time of each event and the current favourite in the betting markets at our preferred online bookmaker Luxbet so you don’t miss a minute of the action.

When you’re ready to have a punt and give yourself the chance to clean out the bookies this weekend, avoid the TAB with their long lines and inferior odds and visit Luxbet instead!

Caulfield Race Programme – Blue Diamond Stakes Day 26/02/2011

Race #1 PREMIER SIGNS PLATE (1200m) – 12:30pm (AEDST)

Favourite: #1 Stirling Grove – Bet now at Luxbet

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight (kg) Hcp. Rtg.
1 STIRLING GROVE Richard Jolly Craig Williams 10 58 94
2 THAT’S NOT IT Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Dwayne Dunn 7 58 84
3 ECLAIR MYSTIC Robert Smerdon Chris Symons 2 57 96
4 UTAH SAINTS Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra James Winks 3 55.5 74
5 GOLDSTONE Bart Cummings Michael Rodd 6 55.5 74
6 TOO DEADLY Mark Kavanagh Corey Brown 4 55.5 70
7 PRIMAL INSTINCT Michael Hibbs Michael Walker 1 55.5 65
8 COMMANDING TIME Brendan McCarthy Danny Nikolic 11 55.5 64
9 QUARTERBAR Michael Moroney Nicholas Hall 9 55.5 64
10 MARVELLOUS MISS Robbie Griffiths Glen Boss 5 53.5 65
11 KULGRINDA Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 8 53.5 74

Race #2 CLAMMS SEAFOOD CUP / VICTORIA GOLD CUP (2000m) – 1:10pm (AEDST)

Favourite: #8 Vesper – Bet now at Luxbet

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight (kg) Hcp. Rtg.
1 SCENIC SHOT Daniel Morton Shane Scriven 3 60 112
2 ABOVE AVERAGE (IRE) Lee Freedman Ben Melham 7 55.5 101
3 APPREHEND Tony Vasil Jason Maskiell (a) 4 53 91
4 AJHAR (USA) Lee Freedman Craig Newitt 1 53 89
5 DOWN UNDER BOY John Symons & Sheila Laxon Craig Williams 2 53 86
6 THE WOLVERINE (NZ) Leon Corstens Luke Nolen 8 53 84
7 PORT VELL (NZ) Colin Little Glen Boss 5 53 82
8 VESPER Robert Hickmott Nicholas Hall 6 53 78

Race #3 BMW ANGUS ARMANASCO STAKES (1400m) – 1:50pm (AEDST)

Favourite: #2 Zelsnitz – Bet now at Luxbet

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight (kg) Hcp. Rtg.
1 SISTINE ANGEL Andrew Noblet Craig Williams 1 57.5 97
2 ZELSNITZ Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 10 56.5 82
3 JESSE’S GIRL Peter Morgan Chris Symons 2 55 80
4 MISS ELVEE Robbie Griffiths Nicholas Hall 8 55 76
5 PINKER PINKER Greg Eurell Dwayne Dunn 9 55 76
6 SAYAHAILMARY Peter G Moody Ben Melham 4 55 78
7 JETER John P Thompson Craig Newitt 5 55 80
8 BOOKLET Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damien Oliver 3 55 70
9 FRENETICA Danny O’Brien Michael Walker 7 55 70
10 KYA Pat Hyland Jason Maskiell (a) 6 55 64

Race #4 THE YALUMBA 162 AUTUMN CLASSIC (1800m) – 2:30pm (AEDST)

Favourite: #4 Meaisin – Bet now at Luxbet

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight (kg) Hcp. Rtg.
1 ALMINDORO Steve Richards Steven King 2 55.5 72
2 DOMESKY Michael Kent Craig Williams 10 55.5 68
3 KIM DIVINE Bart Cummings Corey Brown 3 55.5 70
4 MEAISIN (NZ) Danny O’Brien Glen Boss 5 55.5 68
5 ELUSIVE KING Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 1 55.5 67
6 FOLDING GEAR (NZ) Lee & Shannon Hope Ben Melham 4 55.5 66
7 EUREKA JACK Peter G Moody Dwayne Dunn 8 55.5 61
8 I THINK I DO Bart Cummings Steven Arnold 11 55.5 66
9 CLEMENTE Mick Price Damien Oliver 9 55.5 62
10 MUIRFIELD (NZ) Michael Moroney Michael Rodd 6 55.5 62
11 SECOND DRAW John P Thompson James Winks 7 53.5 66

Race #5 ROKK EBONY FUTURITY STAKES (1400m) – 3:10pm (AEDST)

Favourite: #8 More Joyous – Bet now at Luxbet

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight (kg) Hcp. Rtg.
1 WHOBEGOTYOU Mark Kavanagh Damien Oliver 10 59 118
2 KING MUFHASA (NZ) Stephen Mckee Sam Spratt 4 59 110
3 DAO DAO Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 8 59 108
4 C’EST LA GUERRE (NZ) Robert Hickmott Nicholas Hall 2 59 106
5 DOUBTFUL JACK Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 6 59 106
6 WE’RE GONNA ROCK Mark Kavanagh Michael Rodd 7 59 95
7 VOILE ROUGE (NZ) David Hayes Steven Arnold 3 59 92
8 MORE JOYOUS (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 1 57 118
9 ORTENSIA Tony Noonan Mark Zahra 5 57 111
10 AVIENUS Mark Webb Craig Williams 9 57 100

Race #6 SPORTINGBET OAKLEIGH PLATE (1100m) – 3:50pm (AEDST)

Favourite: #1 Catapulted – Bet now at Luxbet

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight (kg) Hcp. Rtg.
1 CATAPULTED Mark Kavanagh Michael Rodd 8 58 110
2 FIRST COMMAND Lee Freedman Dwayne Dunn 4 57.5 108
3 EAGLE FALLS David Hayes Damien Oliver 9 57 107
4 REWARD FOR EFFORT Peter G Moody Shane Scriven 12 56.5 105
5 SHELLSCRAPE Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 7 56 103
6 STAR WITNESS Danny O’Brien Steven Arnold 10 56 113
7 AVENUE Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 11 55 106
8 RESPONSE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Craig Williams 13 55 107
9 SET FOR FAME Peter G Moody Ben Melham 5 55 107
10 KEANO (NZ) Danny O’Brien Stephen Baster 6 53.5 96
11 UNDENIABLY Mark Kavanagh Corey Brown 3 53.5 96
12 SOLAR CHARGED John O’Shea Glen Boss 1 53 98
13 HINCHINBROOK Peter G Moody Craig Newitt 2 53 94
14 CARDINAL VIRTUE David Payne James Winks 15 53 93
15 VARENNA MISS Tony Noonan Steven King 14 53 93
16 FASTER SON Trevor Bailey Jim Cassidy 17 53 92
17 GENERAL TRUCE Ricky Maund Nicholas Hall 18 53 89
18 PANIPIQUE Peter G Moody Michael Walker 16 53 88

Race #7 PATINACK FARM BLUE DIAMOND STAKES (1200m) – 4:30pm (AEDST)

Favourite: #1 Sepoy – Bet now at Luxbet

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight (kg) Hcp. Rtg.
1 SEPOY Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 5 55.5 95
2 MASTHEAD Lee Freedman Dwayne Dunn 13 55.5 72
3 ARCTIC COMMAND Wendy Kelly Dale Smith 10 55.5 76
4 DELAGO’S LAD John McArdle Chris Symons 9 55.5 74
5 GRAND BRITANNIA Robbie Laing Nash Rawiller 11 55.5 77
6 ATOMIC Lee Freedman Craig Newitt 2 55.5 74
7 RUNNING TALL Danny O’Brien Ben Melham 1 55.5 72
8 ENVIOUS Clinton McDonald Glen Boss 8 55.5 64
9 ANEVAY Tim Martin Nicholas Hall 3 53.5 75
10 SPECTROLITE Robbie Laing Danny Nikolic 14 53.5 72
11 HOLDONTOYAHORSES Mick Price Damien Oliver 7 53.5 74
12 HELPING HAND John P Thompson Jim Cassidy 12 53.5 72
13 METONYMY Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 6 53.5 70
14 HALLOWELL BELLE Peter G Moody Craig Williams 4 53.5 68

Race #8 CARLTON DRAUGHT ST GEORGE STAKES (1800m) – 5:10pm (AEDST)

Favourite: #2 Heart Of Dreams – Bet now at Luxbet

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight (kg) Hcp. Rtg.
1 SHOCKING Mark Kavanagh Corey Brown 9 59 118
2 HEART OF DREAMS Mick Price Damien Oliver 14 59 113
3 GINGA DUDE (NZ) Graeme Boyd Michael Walker 3 59 109
4 PRECEDENCE (NZ) Bart Cummings Steven Arnold 1 59 108
5 TRUSTING John P Thompson James Winks 13 59 107
6 WIND SHEAR Dale Sutton Stephen Baster 12 59 94
7 SPEED GIFTED (GB) Lee Freedman Mark Zahra 11 59 106
8 MOUDRE Ciaron Maher Craig Williams 6 59 106
9 LINTON Robert Hickmott Michael Rodd 4 59 105
10 SPACECRAFT Mick Price Glen Boss 7 59 104
11 HANKS Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 2 59 93
12 LORD PYRUS (NZ) Judy Mawer Jim Cassidy 5 59 100
13 REBEL SOLDIER (IRE) David Hayes Brad Rawiller 10 58.5 102
14 FAINT PERFUME Bart Cummings Ben Melham 8 57 107

Race #9 TBV MANNERISM STAKES (1400m) – 5:50pm (AEDST)

Favourite: #1 Culminate – Bet now at Luxbet

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight (kg) Hcp. Rtg.
1 CULMINATE (NZ) Darren Weir Michael Walker 5 57.5 108
2 MY EMOTION (NZ) Michael Kent Craig Williams 1 57.5 89
3 WELL ROUNDED Lee Freedman Ben Melham 8 57.5 96
4 STATUS SYMBOL Ken Keys Mark Zahra 6 57.5 94
5 SO ANYWAY John P Thompson Craig Newitt 3 56.5 91
6 RED FLAIR Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Chris Symons 11 54 92
7 COUNTERPANE Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 4 54 80
8 MONT FLEURI Lee Freedman Dwayne Dunn 10 54 87
9 SIMPLY PUT Dale Sutton Stephen Baster 12 54 89
10 PERFECT HOSTESS (NZ) Jim Conlan Michael Rodd 9 54 78
11 WINDARRA PLACE Terry & Karina O’Sullivan Brian Park 7 54 82
12 MAYNEDA STRATEGY Trent Pennuto Jordan Mallyon (a) 2 54 70