Air Apparent best of Lindsay Park’s 3 Blue Diamond Stakes runners

Deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Co-trainer Tom Dabernig rates maiden two year old Air Apparent the best of Lindsay Park’s three Blue Diamond Stakes runners.

Claudia Jean, above, is one of three fillies Tom Dabernig and David Hayes have running in the Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Adrienne Bicknell.

Claudia Jean, above, is one of three fillies Tom Dabernig and David Hayes have running in the Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Adrienne Bicknell.

Dabernig trains in partnership with David Hayes at their iconic Euroa property and will saddle up three fillies in the Group 1 $1m Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

As well as Air Apparent, Dabernig and Hayes will have Claudia Jean and Reemah trying to win the Blue Diamond Stakes for the sixth time for Hayes who took out the race with Canonise (1991), Principality (1995), Nadeem (2006), Sleek Chassis (2007) and Reann (2008) before forming a training partnership with his nephew.

Even though Air Apparent is yet to win a race from three starts, Dabernig rates the Snitzel filly the best his three and was impressed with the her last start fourth to Fontiton in the Group 2 $200,000 Sportingbet Blue Diamond Prelude (F) (1100m) at Caulfield on February 14 when she made up plenty of ground from the back.

“I am happy to have them all in there but I feel I reckon Air Apparent could surprise,” Dabernig told RSN’s Racing Ahead.

“She really attacked the line. She is a filly that has had the benefit of a couple of runs now and I think that she’s better for that and I think she is the sort of filly that will be ridden a bit patiently in the early part.”

“I think she will be doing her best work over the final stages. I am very happy having her in the race.”

“She will be ridden by Damian Lane I am quietly confident with her chances.”

Claudia Jean is the only one of the three fillies to have won a race and scored on debut down the Flemington straight over 1000m on December 20 before heading to the Gold Coast where she ran a close seventh to Le Chef in the $2m Jeep Magic Millions 2yo Classic (1200m) on January 10.

Dabernig said that the Not A Single Doubt filly has recovered well from her trip away and will race with the blinkers on for the first time.

“She has the makings of a really nice filly. I think the 1200m will be ideal, and we are putting the blinkers on her for the race and will be ridden by Michael Walker,” Dabernig said.

“It is always a big ask taking them all the way to the Gold Coast. She came back and had the benefit of sometime at the farm where she’s been out in the paddock and she seems to have freshened up really nicely.”

“She has had the benefit of a couple of jump outs at Flemington and as you saw in her win down the straight she has definitely got the ability there and we are really happy to have her in the race on Saturday.”

Reemah with Chris Symons to ride, has yet to win but showed significant improvement at her second race start when runner up to Heatherly over 1000m at Moonee Valley on February 6 and has pleased Dabernig with her work since.

“She is a filly that always shown us a lot of ability. She hasn’t quite done it at the races but her work here, we worked her last Friday, and she is really flying,” Dabernig said.

“I think she could run a cheeky race at odds.”

Claudia Jean drew well at barrier two as did Air Apparent at four while Reemah drew out wide at thirteen in the fifteen horse field.

The three Lindsay Park fillies are all at long odds for the Blue Diamond Stakes at Ladbtokes.com.au with Air Apparent at $26, Claudia Jean at $31 and Reemah the outsider of the field at $101.

The Robert Smerdon trained filly Fontiton heads the market order at $2.45 after drawing barrier one with Pride Of Dubai from the Peter and Paul Snowden stable the second pick at $5.50.

About The Author

Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.


  1. home security services

    Good way of describing, and nice article to get data regarding my presentation topic, which
    i am going to present in institution of higher education.

  2. James Frazer-Mann

    Asking questions are really pleasant thing if you are not understanding
    something fully, except this post presents fastidious understanding yet.

  3. www.facebook.com

    Hello to all, how is everything, I think every one is getting more from
    this web site, and your views are nice in support of new viewers.

  4. commons.wikimedia.org

    Hmm it looks like your blog ate my first comment (it was
    super long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I wrote and
    say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog. I too am an aspiring blog
    blogger but I’m still new to the whole thing. Do you have any points for first-time blog writers?
    I’d definitely appreciate it.

  5. repeat advertising podcast

    It’s an awesome paragraph in favor of all the internet users; they
    will get advantage from it I am sure.

  6. Lelio Vieira Carneiro Junior

    I read this piece of writing fully regarding the difference of hottest and previous technologies, it’s amazing article.

  7. makanan bayi umur 10 bulan

    Wow! At last I got a blog from where I know how
    to really take valuable facts concerning my study
    and knowledge.

  8. keep business cards

    When some one searches for his essential thing, thus he/she needs to be available that in detail,
    so that thing is maintained over here.

  9. ii code scanner

    Howdy! This blog post could not be written much better!
    Looking through this article reminds me of my
    previous roommate! He continually kept talking about this.
    I am going to send this article to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read.
    Thank you for sharing!

  10. card prints

    You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this
    matter to be actually something which I think I would never understand.
    It seems too complicated and very broad for me. I am looking forward for your next post, I’ll
    try to get the hang of it!

  11. makanan pertama bayi usia 6 bulan

    Hello everybody, here every person is sharing these experience, so it’s fastidious to read this website, and I used to pay a visit this weblog everyday.

  12. offering diagnostics

    Thanks for any other great article. Where else could anybody get that kind of info in such
    a perfect approach of writing? I’ve a presentation next week, and I’m at the look for such information.

  13. business card printing

    I visited various websites but the audio feature for audio songs present at this
    web site is really fabulous.

  14. compatible code scanner--

    Right here is the right blog for anybody who really wants to understand this topic.
    You realize so much its almost tough to argue with you (not that I actually would want to…HaHa).
    You certainly put a new spin on a subject that’s been discussed for ages.
    Wonderful stuff, just wonderful!

  15. menu makanan anak anak

    Hey there! Do you know if they make any plugins to safeguard against hackers?
    I’m kinda paranoid about losing everything I’ve worked
    hard on. Any recommendations?

  16. business enterprise

    Hmm it appears like your website ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what
    I submitted and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog. I as well am an aspiring
    blog writer but I’m still new to the whole thing.
    Do you have any points for first-time blog writers?
    I’d certainly appreciate it.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.