2017 Blue Diamond Stakes Tips

February 24th, 2017

Fifteen two-year-olds will contest Saturday’s 2017 Group 1 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield Racecourse; offering punters excellent value from a betting perspective and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.

Jukebox is our tip to win Saturday's 2017 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Jukebox is our tip to win Saturday’s 2017 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Catchy is yet to taste anything but success through an impressive career start and remains the outright $5 favourite in 2017 Blue Diamond Stakes betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au, ahead of Pariah ($5.50) and Tulip ($6.50).

Will Catchy justify favouritism and win the 2017 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes, or will one of her talented rivals post an upset?

1st

Jukebox ($7.50)

Jukebox has stamped himself as a colt to follow through his short racing career so far and should prove extremely tough to beat in the Blue Diamond Stakes from barrier 3 and with Luke Nolen in the saddle. Debuting for a comfortable win in the Bet365 Maiden Plate (1100m) on January 12th, the Snitzel colt was last seen charging home to deliver a talented field a two-length defeat in the Inglis Premier (1200m) on February 4th. Ciaron Maher’s stable is flying and Jukebox should be right in the finish of the Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes.

2nd

Catchy ($5)

Catchy has arguably been the best two-year-old leading into the Blue Diamond Stakes, but her chances of success took a hit on Tuesday when she was allocated the awkward barrier 12. Debuting for a comfortable win in the William Hill Plate (1000m) at Moonee Valley in early December, Catchy repeated the dose in the Peter Siggins Plate (1100m) before making a successful transition to black type company in the Group 2 Blue Diamond Prelude F (1100m) a fortnight ago. Craig Williams has elected to take the ride on the daughter of Fastnet Rock, who is weighted well as a filly at 54.5kgs.

3rd

Roomooz ($16)

Roomooz is something of a forgotten runner in the 2017 Blue Diamond Stakes field, but could very well receive the run of the race from barrier 4 and represents terrific value at $16 to win, or $4.60 to finish in the first three. Posting a smart win at Morphettville on debut on January 7th, the daughter of Fastnet Rock was last seen hitting the line well for fourth in the Blue Diamond Prelude F following a luckless run. Dwayne Dunn has retained the ride on the filly.

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