Politeness Races to Keep 2013 Blue Diamond Dream Alive

February 13, 2013

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Politeness Races to Keep 2013 Blue Diamond Dream Alive

After a disappointing debut at Moonee Valley at the start of the month Robert Smerdon’s nicely-bred filly Politeness will look to keep the Blue Diamond Stakes 2013 dream alive for connections when she runs second-up in the $120,000 Listed Talindert Stakes (1100m) at Flemington this weekend.

There was plenty of hype surrounding the daughter of Street Sense out of Commands mare Berengaria when she stepped out for the first time in $50,000 Sportingbet Plate (1000m) at the Valley on February 1.

Jumping the $1.70 shortie in the markets with Glen Boss in the saddle Politeness failed to live up to that hype however when she finished three lengths away fifth to the David Hayes-trained $20 outsider Gregers after tiring over the final few hundred meters.

“She did a few things wrong (at Moonee Valley) but you would have to say she was disappointing,” Smerdon said.

“Races are so much more intense than jumpouts and after she jumped in the air at the start and could not find the rails, she was out of her comfort zone.”

Smerdon still believes Politeness has what it takes to be competitive in her juvenile season however and is looking for signs of lessons learnt off that first run when she takes on some talented youngsters in the Talindert on Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Day.

“She popped out of the gates yesterday and was able to control the situation and looked very impressive,” he said speaking of her impressive Caulfield jumpout on Tuesday morning.

“On Saturday, if she begins well that’s great but if she jumps out indifferently we’ll let her get into her comfort zone and rhythm and hopefully see a much better horse.”

The Caulfield horseman is also hesitant to totally take Politeness out of calculations for Saturday week’s $1 million Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) hoping she can prove her potential for that Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival classic this Saturday when she sees some extra distance.

“At this point it’s probably unlikely but apparently there are some nice horses in the race on Saturday so if she can come out and beat them and come through the race well, then you would certainly have to consider the Blue Diamond,” he said.

It seems the bookies are on the same page too with Politeness still inside the 10 chances in the Blue Diamond Stakes odds paying $26 which is equal with Peter Snowden’s Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude runner-up Montsegur who is expected to be paid up for at late entry stage on Tuesday the 18th.

She was as long as $61 when Blue Diamond betting first opened before a big late surge leading into her debut saw her firm right into $9 but she eased out to double figures once more after failing to salute for the punters that first time.

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