Metastasio a Blue Diamond Stakes 2013 Chance for Darley

January 21, 2013

Metastasio a Blue Diamond Stakes 2013 Chance for Darley

A successful debut at Flemington for young filly Metastasio has her trainer Peter Snowden hopeful she will continue to improve and develop into a genuine 2013 Blue Diamond Stakes chance next month.

Metastasio

Debut winner Metastasio is a genuine Blue Diamond Stakes 2013 chance for Darley

The Street Cry two-year-old trialed at Cranbourne back in September but went straight to the races without a hitout this year in Saturday’s $80,000 Nursery Plate (1100m).

In a nice ride from Kerrin McEvoy Metastasio had far too much class for her fellow juvenile rivals and saluted as the $3.60 favourite beating the Peter Moody-trained Kona Breeze ($6.50) by an easy two and a quarter lengths becoming the first two-year-old winner by Dubai World Cup winner Street Cry for Darley.

David Hayes’ promising Redoute’s Choice colt The Yowie ($4.60) was then a further length away third finishing off the Nursery Plate trifecta.

It was exactly the kind of performance team Darley were hoping to see from Metastasio as they head towards bigger and better things this Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival, namely the $1 million Group 1 Patinack Farm Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield Racecourse on February 23.

“She’s very precocious as she showed today, very sensible and very progressive,” co-trainer and Peter Snowden’s son Paul Snowden said on Saturday.

“But when you look at her pedigree there’s no way she should be doing what she’s doing.”

While they are not currently nominated for the Blue Diamond Stakes 2013 connections have until January 29 to pay the $55,000 late entry to get Metastasio into the mix.

A number of online bookies have already pre-empted their late entry and are offering odds on Metastasio to win the Blue Diamond, the young gun well fancied occupying the second line of betting at a quote of about $11.

Markets are currently led by another non-nominated juvenile with Miracles Of Life paying $7.50 at bookmaker.com.au.

Snowden has also indicated that a late Blue Diamond Stakes entry could be made for fellow debut winner Montsegur, the New Approach filly having blasted their rivals by three and a half lengths at Caulfield back on Boxing Day.

Metastasio will next race on February 9 at Caulfield in the $150,000 Group 3 Blue Diamond Prelude (1100m) for fillies after which a final decision on whether to pay the late entry for the big one will be made.

“She’s not in the Blue Diamond yet,” Snowden said.

“She will run in the Prelude and that will decide whether we pay the $55,000 late entry fee.”

One person who cannot wait for her next run is McEvoy, the hoop excited to see how far she will go this time in.

“She could be a bit special,” McEvoy said after Saturday’s win.

“When they came at her she didn’t panic and gave a bit more every time I asked her.”

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