Bodyguard Scratched from Blue Diamond Stakes 2024 Field

February 23, 2024

Bodyguard Scratched from Blue Diamond Stakes 2024 Field

Peter & Paul Snowden’s Prelude winning colt Bodyguard will not get his shot at the double after being official scratched from the 2024 Blue Diamond Stakes field following two failed veterinary examinations.

2024 Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) winner Bodyguard

Prelude (C&G) winner Bodyguard is one of the best in Blue Diamond 2024 betting 2024 this weekend. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

One of the long-time fancies in the markets for this year’s Group 1 $2 million Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m), Bodyguard was inspected by Racing Victoria (RV) vets on Thursday and showed signs of lameness.

The unbeaten son of I Am Invincible was re-examined by a panel that included an independent vet on Friday morning but failed again having shown no signs of improvement.

“The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained Bodyguard was reinspected today by a panel of three veterinarians (two from RV and one independent) after displaying signs of lameness yesterday,” the report said.

“The colt had not improved and again presented with lameness. Accordingly, Bodyguard will be withdrawn from the race by RV Stewards acting on veterinary advice.”

The scratching comes as a major blow for connections with Bodyguard having been set to chase his third win from as many starts in the Group 1.

The juvenile, purchased for $1.6 million, was also chasing the Prelude – Blue Diamond Stakes double after his good half-length effort in the Group 3 at the track on February 10 first-up.

The scratching leaves jockey Mark Zahra without a ride in the stallion making race.

Bodyguard was drawn barrier six.

The same interests remain represented in the Blue Diamond Stakes field by Pierata colt Fearless who is also trained by the Snowdens.

Fearless has had two starts including an eye-catching second fresh behind Prost at Rosehill in the Group 3 Canonbury Stakes (1100m) at the start of the month.

He pays $34 as an outside in the updated Blue Diamond Stakes odds at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Markets are led by another unbeaten youngster with Matt Laurie’s Group 3 Chairman’s Stakes winner Coleman at $3.50 and firming.

In with a chance at glory now at 50/1 is the Leon & Troy Corstens-trained first emergency In Her Eyes to be ridden by Blaike Mcdougall from barrier nine.

All other Blue Diamond Stakes contenders have now officially been passed fit to run in the event that takes place as Caulfield Race 8 at 4:15pm (AEDT) on Saturday’s 10-race card.

Click here to view the latest Blue Diamond Stakes odds online at Ladbrokes.com.au.

2024 Blue Diamond Stakes Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 42×2 RUE DE ROYALE (NZ) Tony & Calvin McEvoy Chad Schofield 17 57kg 77
2 1213 SPYWIRE Ciaron Maher John Allen 18 57kg 75
3 1×1 BODYGUARD Peter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra 6 57kg 83
4 1×1 COLEMAN Matt Laurie Ben Melham 7 57kg 83
5 12 STAY FOCUSED Phillip Stokes Daniel Stackhouse 15 57kg 77
6 421x DUBLIN DOWN Tony & Calvin McEvoy Harry Coffey 3 57kg 74
7 213 TRAFFIC WARDEN James Cummings Craig Williams 14 57kg 74
8 15 HIGH OCTANE Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 10 57kg 72
9 15 ZESTIMAN Ben, Will & JD Hayes Declan Bates 8 57kg 70
10 4×2 FEARLESS Peter & Paul Snowden Michael Dee 16 57kg
11 25×11 HAYASUGI Clinton McDonald Ms Jamie Kah 11 55kg 83
12 21×2 ENEEZA Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman Damian Lane 5 55kg 76
13 4×1 LADY OF CAMELOT Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 4 55kg 80
14 12 KUROYANAGI Will Clarken & Niki O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 2 55kg 72
15 33 MATISSE Anthony & Sam Freedman Luke Currie 1 55kg 71
16 1 FLYER Jason Warren Jye McNeil 13 55kg 64
17e 27 IN HER EYES Leon & Troy Corstens Blaike McDougall 9 55kg 63
18e 3×5 ALTERMATUM Tony & Calvin McEvoy 12 55kg 63

Table Credit: Racing Australia.


THINK. IS THIS A BET YOU REALLY WANT TO PLACE?

For free and confidential support call 1800 858 858 or visit gamblinghelponline.org.au.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2021 © 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

Military Mission Fires in 2023...

Zipping Classic 2023 Field �...

Zipping Classic 2023 Field & Odds Update: Vow And Declare Defends Title

Danny O’Brien’s 2019 Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare continues to show a...

Overpass Heads 2023 Winterbott...

Overpass Heads 2023 Winterbottom Stakes Field & Betting Markets

Bjron Baker’s The Everest performer Overpass is tipped to return to winning...

Osipenko Leads The Gong 2023 R...

Osipenko Leads The Gong 2023 Race Field & Betting

The Chris Waller-trained Pierro four-year-old Osipenko is firm favourite in...

2023 Railway Stakes Field ...

2023 Railway Stakes Field & Betting Update: Tuvalu Narrow Favourite

The Lindsey Smith-trained top-weight Tuvalu is narrow favourite in the latest...

Horse Racing Today

2024 Queen Of The Turf Stakes ...

Pride Of Jenni Wins 2024 Queen...

Pride Of Jenni Wins 2024 Queen Elizabeth Stakes in Historical Demolition Job

Racegoers at Royal Randwick witnessed what will go down in the history books...

Sydney Cup 2024 Winner Circle ...

Sydney Cup 2024 Winner Circle Of Fire Salutes for Punters

Another staying race goes to star horseman Ciaron Maher whose race favourite,...

Australian Oaks 2024 Results: ...

Australian Oaks 2024 Results: Autumn Angel Beats Zardozi on the Back-Up

Peter Moody & Katherine Coleman continued their ace The Championships’...

2024 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Res...

2024 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Results: Joliestar Returns a Winner for Waller

Joliestar was terrific in her first-up run since taking out last year’s...

Race Results

2024 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Results: Waller Runs Quinella with Zougotcha and Atishu

Pride Of Jenni Wins 2024 Queen Elizabeth Stakes in Historical Demolition Job

Sydney Cup 2024 Winner Circle Of Fire Salutes for Punters

Australian Oaks 2024 Results: Autumn Angel Beats Zardozi on the Back-Up

2024 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Results: Joliestar Returns a Winner for Waller

Race Previews

Australasian Oaks 2024 Field & Odds Update: Wings Of Song Favourite

Estriella Heads 2024 Robert Sangster Stakes Field & Betting Markets

2024 The Quokka Race Tips & Best Bets

Manaal Heads Champagne Stakes 2024 Field & Betting

2024 All Aged Stakes Field & Betting Update: Espiona Leads Markets

Fields & Form

Australasian Oaks 2024 Field & Odds Update: Wings Of Song Favourite

Estriella Heads 2024 Robert Sangster Stakes Field & Betting Markets

2024 The Quokka Race Tips & Best Bets

Manaal Heads Champagne Stakes 2024 Field & Betting

2024 All Aged Stakes Field & Betting Update: Espiona Leads Markets