2015 Blue Diamond Bid Confirmed for Speedy Stragun

January 29, 2015

DEPOSIT $100 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

2015 Blue Diamond Bid Confirmed for Speedy Stragun

Cranbourne’s Shea Eden may have kept just one Blue Diamond Stakes 2015 hope in contention when third declarations closed for the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival showdown this week but the colt looks a beauty with Stragun running second in the fastest trial at his home track on Thursday morning.

Shea Eden

Trainer Shea Eden has Stragun on track for a possible 2015 Blue Diamond Stakes bid in Melbourne this autumn. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Stratum two-year-old Stragun, a $125,000 Magic Millions yearling, is the sole juvenile representing Eden in the 87 current acceptances for the $1 million Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m), the classic set to run at Caulfield Racecourse on February 28.

He trialled for the first time at Cranbourne this morning and caught the eye crossing less than half a length away second in the quickest 800m jump-out of the day after getting over quickly from the outside gate to track the leader throughout.

“He wasn’t wound up today, he’s still as green as grass, but he showed he’s got some ability,” Eden told the Racing Network.

The New Zealand Bloodstock 2YO C&G Trial was won in 44.90 seconds by the Mark Riley-trained Royalic.

A disappointing 10th of 11 runners on debut in the Listed Maribyrnong Trial (1000m) at Flemington back on October 4, after which he pulled up shin sore, Written Tycoon colt Royalic will get a chance to atone after the fast trial win.

He goes first-up into the $150,000 Group 3 Blue Diamond Colts & Geldings Prelude (1100m) at Caulfield on February 14.

Riley will also be represented in that race by his 2015 Golden Slipper hope Of The Brave who won his 800m trial by three lengths this morning, albeit in a slightly less impressive time of 45.44 seconds.

Of The Brave is a $13 shot in Blue Diamond Stakes betting at Ladbrokes.com.au, a top three run in that race to confirm his trip to Sydney for the $3.5 million Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill in March.

A three-quarter brother to Group 2 Schillaci Stakes winner Unpretentious, Stragun meanwhile might still officially be in Blue Diamond contention but the bookies don’t rate his chances installing him as a $101 roughie in betting.

That’s a price he’ll get the chance to prove better than when he debuts Sunday week at Sale, the rest of his campaign to be decided after his performance there.

To check out all the futures markets for the upcoming two-year-old features of the autumn in both Melbourne and Sydney head over to Ladbrokes.com.au – home of the $250 bonus bet offer for new customers that quote the code BETBONUS.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Dubai-Bound Hey Doc Resumes in...

Waller Gears Up 2018 Australia...

Waller Gears Up 2018 Australian Guineas Contingent

Sydney-based Chris Waller is stepping-up the autumn lead-up work for his...

Memes Vies for 2018 Expressway...

Memes Vies for 2018 Expressway Stakes Shot

A good run fresh in Saturday’s Summer Sprint at Royal Randwick could earn the...

2018 Robert Sangster Stakes Ta...

2018 Robert Sangster Stakes Target for Houtzen

The Robert Sangster Stakes 2018 in Adelaide this May could be calling for Toby...

Mr Sneaky Cheeky Chance for La...

Mr Sneaky Cheeky Chance for Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes 2018

Group 1 placed Mr Sneaky could target the 2018 Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field