Explosive Jack was far too good for his rivals...
The Elusive Quality colt kept his unbeaten record intact winning his third race from as many starts, giving trainer Peter Snowden and the punters that backed Sepoy at his short $1.40 price plenty to smile about.
One of the first out of the gates Sepoy jumped away well from barrier seven, jockey Mark Zahra taking the star two-year-old old to the front early.
Good speed from Peter Moody’s debutant Huegill saw them run up on the inside a snare the lead a neck in front of the favourite while Arctic Command settled into fourth.
As the field swung wide around the turn, Zahra unleashed Sepoy whose brilliant turn of foot saw them kick away and leave them behind at the 200m.
In a different league to all the other two-year-olds and Blue Diamond hopefuls this season, Sepoy eased on pace to win by a tidy three lengths over the Danny O’Brien-trained roughie Running Tall while Huegill held on for third.
The $1 million Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes will run at Caulfield on Saturday February 26.
The fillies Blue Diamond Prelude is up next on the CF Orr Stakes Day programme so make sure you check out the great value betting markets on Caulfield Race 5 now at Luxbet!
2011 Blue Diamond Prelude Colts & Geldings Finishing Order
|1st||1||SEPOY(7)||Mark Zahra||Peter Snowden||55.5||1-3.05|
|2nd||4||RUNNING TALL(2)||Ben Melham||Danny O’Brien||55.5||3.5L|
|3rd||10||HUEGILL(4)||Luke Nolen||Peter G Moody||55.5||4.5L|
|4th||3||GRAND BRITANNIA(10)||Craig Williams||Robbie Laing||55.5||5.0L|
|5th||5||ECLAIR DESIRE(1)||Chris Symons||Peter G Moody||55.5||5.2L|
|6th||6||INSTINCTION(11)||Craig Newitt||Mick Price||55.5||6.5L|
|7th||2||ARCTIC COMMAND(9)||Dale Smith||Wendy Kelly||55.5||6.7L|
|8th||11||POITIER(8)||Steven Arnold||David Hayes||55.5||6.9L|
|9th||7||BOYS ON TOUR(5)||James Winks||John P Thompson||55.5||7.1L|
|10th||8||FIRE OF LONDON(6)||Dwayne Dunn||Peter G Moody||55.5||9.8L|
|11th||9||BIG ROJO(3)||Glen Boss||Mick Price||55.5||13.1L|
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