Ballot Order & Betting – Blue Diamond Stakes 2012

The 2012 Blue Diamond Stakes nominations still feature 64 names but with the race now less than a week away the ballot order shows just where the top contenders sit.

The Blue Diamond Stakes is the premiere two year old race held at Caulfield each year and with $600,000 on offer for the winning runner there’s always a huge amount of interest.

Pre-post betting has been well underway at Luxbet for a while now with the top horses continuing to firm.

There’s also been a couple of big movers up the punters pecking order and more money is rolling in this week as a higher level of certainty grows around the field.

As it stands the Blue Diamond Stakes is all about Samaready in 2012.

Not only is she atop the order of entry for the race, she’s a clear cut leader in the betting market as well.

Samaready currently sits on a quote of just $2.10 with that price expected to drop further after the final field announcement.

The closest competitor to her is No Looking Back, the Gai Waterhouse gallopers that was first across the line in the Magic Millions but was relegated to second after losing on protest.

No Looking Back is 18th on the order of entry, high enough to ensure she’ll start given a few above her won’t be accepted for.

She’s paying $7.50 on the Luxbet fixed price markets and once again that will drop following acceptances.

Further back we have Jimando as the only other horse in single figures, $9.00 the current quote and 8th on the order of entry.

The Travelling Man isn’t far behind on $10 and in ballot three but then it’s a decent gap back to Mama’s Choice at $15 and ballot 13.

The big mover of course is All Too Hard after his win at Flemington last weekend, you can get $17 about the half brother of Black Caviar.

He’s also equal 14th on the order of entry so there’s plenty to like about him at good odds.

Check out the full Blue Diamond Stakes betting market on the right of screen and also scope out the Blue Diamond Stakes nominations at the bottom of the page.

Make sure you check back to Races.com.au all week as we build towards this weekend’s premiere Group 1 event.

2012 Blue Diamond Stakes Nominations & Ballot

Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 AL ANEED Mick Price 56= 56.5kg
2 ALL TOO HARD Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 14= 56.5kg 72
3 ANDRE ROO HOO Robbie Laing 22 56.5kg 66
4 BASTILLE STORM John P Thompson 56= 56.5kg
5 BRADMAN David Hayes 50= 56.5kg 60
6 BUSH AVIATOR Danny O’Brien 14= 56.5kg 72
7 CAMBIASO Danny O’Brien 9 56.5kg 72
8 CRACOW John P Thompson 45 56.5kg 60
9 DELAGOS Anthony Cummings 42 56.5kg 62
10 EXPLOSIVE MISCHIEF Gai Waterhouse 56= 56.5kg
11 FERMENT John P Thompson 17 56.5kg 68
12 FIRE THUNDERBOLT Phillip Stokes 23 56.5kg 66
13 FORGET Peter Snowden 49 56.5kg 61
14 FREE OF DOUBT Jason Petch 54 56.5kg 59
15 GENERAL RIPPA David Hayes 2 56.5kg 78
16 GREENWICH Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 47 56.5kg 62
17 INSTINCTIVE MOVE Anthony Cummings 52 56.5kg 60
18 JIMANDO Tony McEvoy 8 56.5kg 72
19 LIBERTY ROCK Peter G Moody 26 56.5kg 66
20 MAGNUS REIGN Rick Hore-Lacy 29 56.5kg 58
21 NARCISSUS Peter Snowden 35 56.5kg 64
22 OCKHAM’S RAZOR (NZ) Anthony Freedman 5 56.5kg 72
23 PLANET VOYAGE Peter G Moody 33 56.5kg 64
24 PRONTO PRONTO Jason Warren 41 56.5kg 62
25 RACEWAY Gai Waterhouse 6 56.5kg 78
26 RAPPERS DELIGHT David Hayes 36 56.5kg 62
27 REPOUSSER Byron Cozamanis 19 56.5kg 64
28 RUSAMBO Peter Snowden 21 56.5kg 70
29 SIGMUND John P Thompson 39 56.5kg 60
30 SINUSOIDAL John P Thompson 53 56.5kg 61
31 STRIVE TO EXCEL Peter G Moody 56= 56.5kg 60
32 THE TRAVELLING MAN (NZ) Matt Laurie 3 56.5kg 72
33 TIMELY TRUCE Ricky Maund 24 56.5kg 66
34 YELLOW JERSEY Anthony Freedman 44 56.5kg 61
35 YOU GOT THE LOVE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 30 56.5kg 62
36 YOUR SONG Anthony Cummings 56= 56.5kg
37 AGUEDA Anthony Cummings 20 54.5kg 68
38 APPLEGATE Peter Snowden 12 54.5kg 72
39 ARMED FOR ACTION Anthony Freedman 16 54.5kg 72
40 ARRASENE Anthony Cummings 40 54.5kg 61
41 CASINOHOLIC John P Thompson 50= 54.5kg 61
42 CLEARWATER BAY David Hayes 34 54.5kg 62
43 ETERNAL OPTIMIST David Hayes 55 54.5kg 59
44 FAST AND LOOSE Mark Kavanagh 43 54.5kg 60
45 GALVEZ Peter G Moody 31 54.5kg 62
46 JADE MARAUDER Chris Waller 11 54.5kg 70
47 LANGUISH Anthony Freedman 56= 54.5kg 60
48 LONGPORT John P Thompson 38 54.5kg 61
49 MALASUN Mick Price 4 54.5kg 72
50 MAMA’S CHOICE David Hayes 13 54.5kg 72
51 MEMBERS JOY Robert Smerdon 10 54.5kg 72
52 MRS GRAY David Hayes 28 54.5kg 64
53 NIXON David Hayes 37 54.5kg 62
54 NO LOOKING BACK Gai Waterhouse 18 54.5kg 78
55 OCTAVIA Michael Moroney 56= 54.5kg
56 PRINCETON MISS Robbie Griffiths 27 54.5kg 62
57 PURPLE STORM Leon Corstens 46 54.5kg 62
58 REAL STOLLE John P Thompson 7 54.5kg 70
59 SABIE Anthony Freedman 25 54.5kg 68
60 SAMAREADY Mick Price 1 54.5kg 84
61 SPRINGBOK GIRL Anthony Cummings 48 54.5kg 59
62 SWEETENER Mark Kavanagh 32 54.5kg 64
63 TUSCAN HAZE Mick Price 56= 54.5kg 62
64 ZUMOOROODA Mick Price 56= 54.5kg