Blue Diamond Stakes 2012 – Final Field & Barrier Draw

February 21st, 2012

The final field and barrier draw has been released for the 2012 Blue Diamond Stakes, which is set to take place at Caulfield Racecourse this Saturday February 25, 2012.

Samaready has drawn well for the race and will jump from gate eight in the 2012 Blue Diamond Stakes.

The More Than Ready filly is unbeaten from two race starts after her impressive win in the Group 3 Blue Diamond Prelude on February 11.

Trainer Mick Price was thrilled with the barrier draw result, as well as the addition of regular jockey Craig Newitt.

“I think I’ve got the right horse, right gate and right jockey,” Price said.

“I’m really positive about her chances. She has had a really good preparation and I can’t fault her going into the race.

“There should be good speed and hopefully she should be about three pairs back and be ready to roll from the home turn.”

Jimando did not fare so well in the 2012 Blue Diamond Stakes barrier draw, drawing the widest barrier of 20.

The Commands colt won his first start in the Listed Inglis Debutante Stakes before finishing third by 0.6 of a length to Mama’s Choice in the Listed Chairman’s Stakes first-up on February 4.

Jimando is likely to jump from barrier 16 once the four emergencies in the 2012 Blue Diamond Stakes final field have been scratched.

General Rippa, Andre Roo Hoo and Rusambo are also included in the 2012 Blue Diamond Stakes final field and barrier draw.

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2012 Blue Diamond Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 1 GENERAL RIPPA David Hayes Steven Arnold 5 56.5kg 78
2 1X3 JIMANDO Tony McEvoy Blake Shinn 20 56.5kg 72
3 1X46 CAMBIASO Danny O’Brien James Winks 17 56.5kg 72
4 4X1 THE TRAVELLING MAN (NZ) Matt Laurie Ben Melham 2 56.5kg 72
5 1 BUSH AVIATOR Danny O’Brien Jamie Mott 10 56.5kg 72
6 173 FERMENT John P Thompson Noel Callow 4 56.5kg 68
7 32X2 RUSAMBO Peter Snowden 16 56.5kg 70
8 23X4 ANDRE ROO HOO Robbie Laing Steven King 13 56.5kg 66
9 12 NO LOOKING BACK Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 19 54.5kg 78
10 11 SAMAREADY Mick Price Craig Newitt 8 54.5kg 84
11 51X0 REAL STOLLE John P Thompson 18 54.5kg 70
12 122 FORMIDABLE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Chris Symons 3 54.5kg 72
13 1X24 MEMBERS JOY Robert Smerdon Glen Boss 7 54.5kg 72
14 1X8 APPLEGATE Peter Snowden 1 54.5kg 72
15 1 MAMA’S CHOICE David Hayes Dwayne Dunn 12 54.5kg 72
16 11 ARMED FOR ACTION Anthony Freedman Craig Williams 11 54.5kg 72
17e 1 FIRE THUNDERBOLT Phillip Stokes 6 56.5kg 66
18e 3225 MRS GRAY David Hayes Luke Nolen 15 54.5kg 64
19e 4 PRONTO PRONTO Jason Warren 9 56.5kg 62
20e AL ANEED Mick Price Damien Oliver 14 56.5kg