Blue Diamond Stakes nominations – 2016

View the nominations for the 2016 Blue Diamond Stakes. The Blue Diamond Stakes will be run on Saturday 27th February at Caulfield racecourse.


Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 AMBITIOUS EX C 2 Wez Hunter
2 ARETI F 2 Robbie Griffiths
3 BATTLE ORDER C 2 Mick Price
4 BELLA VINO F 2 Gary Portelli
5 BIG PAT’S PONTIAC G 2 Nigel Blackiston
6 BROOKWATER G 2 Mick Price
7 BULLION WOLF G 2 Lloyd Kennewell
8 CALL ME TESS F 2 John Moloney
9 CALLIOPE F 2 John O’Shea
10 CAPANNELLO C 2 Robbie Griffiths
11 CHINA DREAM C 2 Mick Price
12 COHESION C 2 John O’Shea
13 CONCEALER F 2 Tony McEvoy
14 CURVATURE C 2 Lee & Anthony Freedman
15 DALRADIAN C 2 Darren Weir
16 DAM READY C 2 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
17 DEFCON C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
18 DERRYN C 2 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
20 EARTH C 2 Chris Waller
21 EL VENETIAN C 2 Peter G Moody
22 EMPHATICALLY F 2 Ciaron Maher
23 EXAGGERATE C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
24 EXTREME CHOICE C 2 Mick Price
25 FLYING ARTIE C 2 Mick Price
26 FUSE C 2 Mick Price
27 GHENWAA F 2 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
28 GRAVITATE C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
29 GRETNA F 2 Chris Waller
30 HAVILDAR C 2 Ciaron Maher
31 HELL OF AN EFFORT C 2 Peter G Moody
32 HELLBOUND G 2 Mick Price
33 HEY DOC C 2 Tony McEvoy
34 HIGHLAND BEAT C 2 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
35 JOSIE MAE F 2 Ciaron Maher
36 KINETIC DESIGN F 2 Stuart Webb
37 LIONHEARTED C 2 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
38 LOS CABOS C 2 Mick Price
39 MANDEE F 2 Peter G Moody
40 MISS DOMINANCE F 2 Brent Stanley
41 MISS NYMERIA F 2 Robbie Griffiths
42 MOTOWN LIL F 2 Robert Smerdon
43 NASDEX G 2 Peter G Moody
44 OCEAN GROVE C 2 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
45 OM NOM F 2 Michael Kent
46 PEARL CONGENIAL F 2 Robert Smerdon
47 POWER TRIP G 2 John McArdle
48 QUICK FEET F 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
49 QUIET ORDER C 2 Robbie Griffiths
50 RAMPAGE C 2 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
51 READY FIRE AIM C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
52 REVOLVING DOOR C 2 Clinton McDonald
53 RHYOLA C 2 Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison
54 RIVERINA EXPLORER C 2 John & Chris Ledger
55 SAFFRON SUNSET F 2 Mick Price
56 SAMARA DANCER (NZ) F 2 Phillip Stokes
57 SAWAIKI C 2 Lloyd Kennewell
58 SEABURGE C 2 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
59 SEGOVIA C 2 Robbie Griffiths
60 SELENIA F 2 Robbie Griffiths
61 SHE’S A FIREBALL F 2 Mick Price
62 SHE’S GOING OFF F 2 Jason Hunter
63 SHE’S POSITIVE F 2 Tony Noonan
64 SHOKO F 2 Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison
65 SIMPLY INVINCIBLE C 2 Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison
66 STAR TURN C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
67 SUPER MAXI C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
68 SWEET SHERRY F 2 Brent Stanley
69 THYME FOR ROSES F 2 Gai Waterhouse
70 VALLIANO G 2 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
71 ZAMZAM F 2 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig



Flying Artie could challenge for favouritism in the Blue Diamond Stakes if he draws a good barrier.

The final field for Saturday’s Group One race at Caulfield will be known early on Tuesday with the barrier draw later in the morning.

Flying Artie has continued to firm since the announcement Damien Oliver would ride the colt in the $1.5 million race and is now a $3.50 chance behind his Mick Price-trained stablemate Extreme Choice at $2.60.

Oliver partnered both colts to victory at their latest outings at Caulfield with Extreme Choice winning the Chairman’s Stakes on February 6 and Flying Artie the Blue Diamond Prelude the following week.

Craig Newitt will ride Extreme Choice.

Oliver chose Flying Artie believing the son of Artie Schiller was well equipped to handle the step up to 1200 metres.

Samara Dancer ($7) and Concealer ($8) are the next two in betting for Melbourne’s premier two-year-old race after filling the quinella in the fillies division of the Prelude on February 13.

The Phillip Stokes-trained Samara Dancer bled from one nostril when successful at Caulfield and will undergo a 1000m gallop in front of South Australian stewards at Morphettville before being declared an acceptor for the race.

The Blue Diamond has a capacity field of 16 with four emergencies.

The Lindsay Park stable hopes to have four runners in the race with Valliano and Highland Beat safely in the field.

Zamzam sits 25th in the order of entry but is expected to make the field with a number of runners sitting above her not expected to accept.

Co-trainer David Hayes hopes Seaburge can sneak into the final line-up, but has a back-up plan, accepting with the colt for a race at Sandown on Wednesday.

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