Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes: Lyre Caps Off Huge Day for Godolphin

February 23, 2019

Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes: Lyre Caps Off Huge Day for Godolphin

Anthony Freedman trained filly Lyre made it a winning double for team Godolphin during Saturday’s Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield.

The two-year-old by Lonhro entered the race as an $8.00 chance with Ladbrokes, but looked every bit a Group 1 winner swooping upon the leaders to win from the outside.

Winning jockey Luke Currie fought hard to give his ride a winning chance, and was fortunate to find a great run into the race alongside Brooklyn Hustle. Lyre, who became the 10th filly to win the Blue Diamond Prelude and the Blue Diamond Stakes double, has also firmed from $26.00 into $6.00 for next month’s Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill on March 23.

Lyre, above, has firmed in this year’s Golden Slipper market following a win in the Blue Diamond Stakes. Photo Credit: Ultimate Racing Photos.

“She jumped well, but knew there’d be speed, I didn’t want to rush her, probably ended up better than I’d hoped” Currie said after the race.

Lyre now hopes to become the sixth Blue Diamond Stakes winner to go on and win the Slipper. The most recent to accomplish the feat was Sepoy in 2011, while last year’s Blue Diamond winner Written By finished fourth.

“She’s home bred and they have a great system, and she came to us in beautiful condition, and it was just a case of developing her and keep improving into this race” Freedman said after claiming his first ever Blue Diamond win.

“She was great today, she probably got back a bit more than I wanted, but as they say, all is well that ends well.”

Full Golden Slipper Odds:

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

Enticing Star Scores Waller Sl...

Three Race Lead-Up to 2019 The...

Three Race Lead-Up to 2019 The Everest for Sunlight

Tony McEvoy’s star filly Sunlight is likely to contest the $14 million The...

Alizee Possible Godolphin The ...

Alizee Possible Godolphin The Everest 2019 Runner

Godolphin trainer James Cummings has indicated the flying Alizee was right in...

2019 Melbourne Cup Bid on for ...

2019 Melbourne Cup Bid on for Torcedor

German horseman Andreas Wohler could get a chance at another success in the...

Fabulanski To Follow Father’s ...

Fabulanski To Follow Father’s Footprints to 2019 Victoria Derby

Well-bred Polanski colt Fabulanski scored a big upset in the Taj Rossi Series...

Horse Racing Today

Byrne Chases Fourth Queensland...

2019 Queensland Cup Day: Race ...

2019 Queensland Cup Day: Race Scratchings & Track Report

Eagle Farm Racecourse is host to a bumper meeting today for Queensland Cup Day...

Fabulanski To Follow Father’s ...

Fabulanski To Follow Father’s Footprints to 2019 Victoria Derby

Well-bred Polanski colt Fabulanski scored a big upset in the Taj Rossi Series...

Rule The World Thinkin’ VRC De...

Rule The World Thinkin’ VRC Derby 2019

Jockey Tim Clark believes impressive youngster Rule The World could develop...

Caloundra Cup 2019 Results: Ig...

Caloundra Cup 2019 Results: Igraine Thrives in the Wet

Igraine became the 11th New Zealand-trained Caloundra Cup winner since 1985 on...

Race Results

Fabulanski To Follow Father’s Footprints to 2019 Victoria Derby

Caloundra Cup 2019 Results: Igraine Thrives in the Wet

2019 Sunshine Coast Guineas Results: Baccarat Baby The Next Winx?

2019 Tattersall’s Tiara Results: Invincibella Wins for Waller / Collett

Tattersall’s Cup Winner Vow And Declare Targets Melbourne Cup 2019

Race Previews

Byrne Chases Fourth Queensland Cup Win in 2019

Enticing Star Scores Waller Slot in 2019 The Everest Field

2019 Tattersall’s Mile Field & Odds: Silvera Favourite

2019 Queensland Cup Field: Yogi Carries 60kg Topweight

Three Race Lead-Up to 2019 The Everest for Sunlight

Fields & Form

2019 Queensland Cup Day: Race Scratchings & Track Report

2019 Tattersall’s Mile Field & Odds: Silvera Favourite

2019 Queensland Cup Field: Yogi Carries 60kg Topweight

2019 Sir John Monash Stakes Field & Betting Update

Igraine Tops Tight Grafton Cup 2019 Betting Market