Can Metastasio Show Favourites Where To Go in Blue Diamond 2013?

February 22, 2013

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Can Metastasio Show Favourites Where To Go in Blue Diamond 2013?

There are just three juveniles at single figure odds to win the richest Melbourne Festival of Racing’s two-year-olds race this weekend, the longest priced of those being Metastasio who is out to score an upset 2013 Blue Diamond Stakes result.


Chairman's Stakes winner Metastasio is in with a chance this Blue Diamond Day. Photo: Race Horse

Running as Caulfield Race 7 on Saturday this year’s $1 million Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) looks to be dominated by the fillies with the top three fancies all looking to go back-to-back for the ladies following the Blue Diamond win by Samaready 12 months ago.

Topping the Blue Diamond Stakes odds is unbeaten Adelaide filly Miracles Of Life ($3) followed closely by Peter Snowden’s Blue Diamond Prelude winner Guelph ($3.30) who are drawn at opposite ends of the field in gates one and 13 (into 12) respectively.

Occupying the third line of Blue Diamond Stakes betting is then the Darley-owned daughter of Street Cry Metastasio who, like Miracles Of Life, is also yet to taste defeat.

After debuting with a tidy 2.5 length win at Flemington last month she returned a fortnight later to score an easy 3 length victory over a field full of Blue Diamond hopefuls in the Listed Chairman’s Stakes (1100m).

Despite that nice effort the bookies aren’t ranking that form over the official Blue Diamond lead-ups, but can Metastasio prove them wrong with an upset on Saturday?

#9 Metastasio – Horse Form

  • Barrier: 12 (into 11)
  • Jockey: Glen Boss
  • Trainer: Peter Snowden
  • Owners: Sheikh Mohammed (Darley)
  • Age: 2YO
  • Gender: Filly
  • Breeding: by Street Cry (IRE) out of Singspiel (IRE) mare Libretto (IRE)
  • Career: 2-2-0-0
  • Win: 100%
  • Place: 100%
  • Last 6: 22
  • Prize Money: $120,500
  • Track: 1-1-0-0
  • Distance: 0-0-0-0
  • Current 2013 Blue Diamond Stakes Odds: $6.50

Why Metastasio Can Score an Upset 2013 Blue Diamond Stakes Result

  • Is undefeated with two big wins to her name from as many starts
  • Blitzed fellow Blue Diamond rivals including Koina Breeze (2nd), Shamus Award (3rd) and I Am Titanium (4th) last start in the Listed Chairman’s Stakes (1100m)
  • Only has to step up 100m here and the win at the track is advantageous
  • Also looks good on paper being a last-start winner going into the Diamond with 21 of the past 30 winners having come off a win
  • Top hoop aboard in Glen Boss

Why Metastasio Won’t be the Blue Diamond Stakes 2013 Winner

  • Has a wide double-digit gate to overcome making her run to the line a tough one and historically barriers 1 – 5 are the most successful producing 13 of the past 22 winners
  • Jockey at her past two starts Kerrin McEvoy is on stablemate Guelph meaning connections believe they are a better shot than Metastasio here
  • Needs to beat her better fancied stablemate who is in this race to win

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