Caulfield’s Blue Diamond Stakes Day will this year include the newly renamed 2011 The Yalumba 162 on Saturday February 26, 2011.
The Yalumba 162, or the Autumn Classic as it was previously known, is a Group 2 race worth over $180,000 and run over a distance of 1,800 metres.
The current favourite for this year’s The Yalumba 162 is Bart Cumming’s Kim Divine.
Kim Divine has won his last two starts at Canterbury and will be looking to add his first Group victory to his name.
The God’s Own gelding is presently paying $3.50 for the win at Luxbet after opening at $4.20.
Kim Divine has drawn barrier three for the 2011 The Yalumba 162 and will be ridden by jockey Corey Brown.
Second favourite to win the 2011 The Yalumba 162 is Redoute’s Choice gelding Almindoro.
Almindoro has won only one of his seven races, which was a 1,519 metre maiden last start, but is both Listed and Group placed.
The Steve Richards-trained gelding will be ridden by jockey Steven King in Saturday’s The Yalumba 162 and will jump from barrier two.
Almindoro has drifted to $4.20 at Luxbet after opening as $3.80 favourite.
Also in the market is Michael Kent’s Domesky.
Domesky has drawn the second widest barrier of the race (10) and will be ridden by jockey Craig Williams.
Currently paying $6 for the win at Luxbet, Domesky originally opened at $5.50.
The only other fancied runner in the field is the Elusive Quality gelding Elusive King.
Peter Moody’s Elusive King has won one of his previous four starts and is currently paying $7.50 at Luxbet.
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