Race Info and News
Co-trainer Anthony Freedman combined with jockey Luke Currie to win a second Group 1 $1.5 million Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday with the progressive Artorius scoring an upset in the two-years-old classic.
The price on Jamie Richards’ brilliant New Zealand-trained mare Probabeel to win next month’s $5 million The All-Star Mile (1600m) at The Valley has firmed after her outstanding win in the Group 1 $500,000 Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield.
The Shane Nichols-trained Streets Of Avalon looks potential value in Saturday’s Group 1 $500,000 Futurity Stakes (1400m) as he looks to successfully defend his title in the Blue Diamond Stakes Day feature.
There could be a huge overhaul to markets for Saturday’s Group 1 $1.5 million Neds Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) with the news that hot favourite Enthaar is having issues with lameness ahead of the two-years-old classic.
Trainer Chris Waller was denied his sixth success in the Group 2 $250,000 Apollo Stakes (1400m) instead having to settle for second and third as Godolphin’s returning Golden Eagle winner Colette ran away with the race first-up.
Australian Horse of the Year Nature Strip atoned for his spring of near misses with an outstanding first-up performance to defeat the fellow Chris Waller-trained September Run in Saturday’s Group 1 $750,000 Black Caviar Lightning (1000m).