2015 Blue Diamond Stakes Day Scratchings & Track Report

Today the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival action steps up with a triple shot of Group 1 racing highlighting a nine-race program at Caulfield Racecourse for Blue Diamond Stakes Day 2015.

Fontiton

Fontiton is favourite for today’s marquee race at Caulfield Racecourse – the 2015 Blue Diamond Stakes running as Race 8. Photo: Adrienne Bicknell.

While rain is predicted for the early hours of Sunday morning, the weather at Caulfield for today’s program is looking good with cloudy skies and a 23 degree maximum keeping it cool for the gallopers.

Caulfield Track Report – 28/02/2015

  • Rail Position: +6m Entire Circuit
  • Track Condition: Good (4)
  • Weather: Fine but cloudy
  • Penetrometer: 5.2

Melbourne racing kicks off today at 1:30pm (AEDT) with the $150,000 Group 3 Zeditave Stakes (1200m) and will continue through until 6:25pm for the closing event on the all-black type program, the $120,000 Listed Mornington Cup Prelude (2000m).

Peppered over the line-up are a host of top autumn features including the day’s marquee race, the $1 million Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) due to jump as Race 8 at 5:50pm.

Red hot favourite approaching odds-on territory in the Blue Diamond Stakes odds at Ladbrokes.com.au is the undefeated Robert Smerdon-trained Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude winner Fontiton ($2.15) with the rails run from barrier one.

She faces 14 rivals following the early scratching of Claudia Jean who was showing signs of mild lameness on Friday afternoon before failing to pass her veterinary inspection this morning.

There are two other Group 1 features on the Blue Diamond Stakes Day line-up.

Race 5 is the first with the weight-for-age $400,000 Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) where Peter Moody’s CF Orr Stakes winner Dissident is odds-on favourite to win.

Two events later Race 7 sees a field of 16 handicap hopefuls face off in the $400,000 Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) where Flamberge and Eloping have both been scratched.

See below for the full Caulfield race scratchings for Blue Diamond Day below.

Then to access the day’s hottest horse racing odds, and get paid Best Tote or SP + 20% on your Blue Diamond Stakes winnings, head to Ladbrokes.com.au!

Caulfield Scratchings – 28/02/2015

Race 1 (1:30pm) – $150,000 Group 3 William Hill Zeditave Stakes (1200m)

No current scratchings

Race 2 (2:07pm) – $150,000 Group 3 Premier Signs Stakes (1400m)

#2 Politeness (7)

Race 3 (2:40pm) – $200,000 Group 2 Polytrack Angus Armanasco Stakes (1400m)

No current scratchings

Race 4 (3:15pm) – $200,000 Group 2 Race-Tech Australia Caulfield Autumn Classic (1800m)

No current scratchings

Race 5 (3:55pm) – $400,000 Group 1 italktravel Futurity Stakes (1400m)

No current scratchings

Race 6 (4:35pm) – $200,000 Group 2 Crown Golden Ale Peter Young Stakes (1800m)

No current scratchings

Race 7 (5:15pm) – $400,000 Group 1 William Hill Oakleigh Plate (1100m)

#2 Flamberge (17), #17 Eloping (6)

Race 8 (5:50pm) – $1,000,000 Group 1 William Hill Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m)

#12 Claudia Jean (2)

Race 9 (6:25pm) mypunter.com Mornington Cup Prelude (2000m)

#3 Gotta Take Care (2), #8 Escado (16), #9 Phantom Brew (9), #12 Inishowen (12), #16 Subiaso (14)

*All times are AEDT and subject to change

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