Blue Diamond Stakes fancy Jukebox ready for ‘The Big Dance’

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

Trainer Ciaron Maher has declared Jukebox ready for ‘The Big Dance’ after coming through a perfect preparation in the lead up to the Group 1 $1.5m Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Trainer Ciaron Maher has declared that Jukebox, above, is ready to run in the Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Trainer Ciaron Maher has declared that Jukebox, above, is ready to run in the Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Jukebox is the winner of his two race starts and even though Maher admits that the Snitzel colt has yet to come up against some quality opposition, he is certain that he will be up to the task on the weekend.

“He is yet to be tested. He has had two soft runs leading into his big dance,” Maher told Moody On The Mic.

“In terms of preparation wise, I couldn’t be happier with him leading into his grand final.”

“He hasn’t really been under pressure yet but he does give that impression.”

“Craig (Williams) thought he had more to give in both starts and he hasn’t really raced the A-graders but he’s done it in very good style and I wouldn’t swap him leading into the race.

“He’s had two soft runs and in terms of preparing a horse for its target race then he’s had two perfect lead-up runs and his preparation couldn’t have gone any better.”

Luke Nolen takes over on Jukebox in the Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes from Craig Williams who rode him to victory in an 1100m Geelong 2yo Maiden on January 12 and in the Restricted Listed $250,000 Inglis Premier (1200m) at Caulfield on February 4.

Williams has elected to stick with the Lindsay Park trained Catchy after partnering the filly to three wins from three starts in a 1000m Moonee Valley 2yo Plate on December 9, an 1100m 2yo Plate at Caulfield on January 7 and in the Group 2 $200,000 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Prelude (1100m) for the fillies at Caulfield on February 11.

While Catchy was out of luck at the barrier draw for the Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes, coming up with barrier thirteen in the sixteen horse field plus one emergency, she still remains at the top of the market order at Ladbrokes.com.au at $5.

Jukebox had better luck with the four marble coming out of the barrel and is now rated an $8 chance in a very congested top of the market order that sees six runners under the $10 mark.

Maher is very happy with Jukebox’s barrier draw and can see Luke Nolen giving the Snitzel colt the perfect run from gate four.

“Pretty happy with him” Maher said.

“Four is perfect. It is an even lot of horses I reckon it would be an advantage to posy up handily in the one one.”

Pressuring Catchy for favouritism is her stablemate Tulip (barrier 8) and the Team Snowden trained Pariah (barrier 11) who were both marked at $6.50 on Wednesday afternoon.

Williams was also aboard Tulip for her two race starts to date, a win in a 1000m Moonee Valley 2yo Plate and a second to Limestone in the Group 3 $150,000 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Preview (1000m) for the fillies at Caulfield on January 26, but will be ridden by Damien Oliver in the Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes.

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. James Frazer Mann

    This post will help the internet viewers for setting up new web site or even a weblog from start to end.

  2. security management systems

    Hey fantastic website! Does running a blog like this take a great
    deal of work? I’ve no knowledge of programming but I had been hoping to start my own blog soon. Anyhow,
    should you have any ideas or techniques for new blog owners
    please share. I understand this is off subject but I
    simply wanted to ask. Many thanks!

  3. pt.wikipedia.org

    Cool blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download
    it from somewhere? A design like yours with a few simple tweeks would really make my blog stand out.
    Please let me know where you got your theme. Bless you

  4. James Frazer Mann

    I’m really enjoying the theme/design of your web
    site. Do you ever run into any web browser compatibility issues?
    A few of my blog audience have complained about my blog not
    working correctly in Explorer but looks great in Firefox.
    Do you have any solutions to help fix this issue?

  5. josé wilame araújo rodrigues

    Thanks to my father who told me on the topic of this web site, this web site is truly amazing.

  6. kia cars

    I get pleasure from, result in I discovered just what I was
    taking a look for. You have ended my 4 day lengthy hunt!
    God Bless you man. Have a nice day. Bye

  7. repeat advertising podcast

    I believe that is one of the so much important information for me.
    And i am glad reading your article. But should observation on some normal things, The website taste is perfect, the articles is really
    excellent : D. Excellent job, cheers

  8. www.youtube.com

    Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This
    is a really well written article. I’ll be sure
    to bookmark it and come back to read more of your
    useful information. Thanks for the post. I will definitely return.

  9. Maureen

    What’s up, for all time i used to check website posts here in the early
    hours in the daylight, because i enjoy to gain knowledge of more
    and more.

  10. podcast listeners

    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 recommendations for novice blog writers?
    I’d genuinely appreciate it.

  11. start up programs

    Hi my loved one! I want to say that this post is amazing, great written and include approximately all important infos.
    I’d like to peer extra posts like this .

  12. chief operating officer job description

    Hey there, You have done a great job. I’ll definitely digg it and personally recommend to my friends.
    I’m sure they will be benefited from this website.

  13. startup business

    These are genuinely impressive ideas in concerning blogging.
    You have touched some pleasant points here. Any way keep up wrinting.

  14. attractive apple iphone

    Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you penning this article and also
    the rest of the site is also really good.

  15. business operations

    Great delivery. Sound arguments. Keep up the amazing spirit.

  16. global business operations

    I believe that is one of the so much significant info for me.
    And i’m glad reading your article. But should observation on few basic issues, The site taste is perfect, the articles is in reality excellent :
    D. Good task, cheers

  17. business take

    As the admin of this web site is working, no hesitation very shortly it will be famous, due to its feature contents.

  18. cars moreover

    Have you ever thought about publishing an ebook or guest
    authoring on other sites? I have a blog based on the
    same ideas you discuss and would love to have you share some stories/information. I know my readers would enjoy
    your work. If you’re even remotely interested, feel free to send me an e-mail.

  19. run your car with water

    Fantastic goods from you, man. I have understand your stuff previous to and you are just extremely
    great. I actually like what you have acquired here,
    certainly like what you’re saying and the way in which you say it.
    You make it enjoyable and you still care for to keep
    it smart. I can’t wait to read far more from you. This is
    really a great site.

  20. silviaodetemoranimassad.jusbrasil.com.br

    Just wish to say your article is as astounding. The clearness in your submit is simply great and
    i can suppose you are a professional in this subject.

    Well with your permission let me to grab your RSS feed
    to keep up to date with coming near near post.
    Thanks one million and please continue the enjoyable

  21. run car water

    I like the helpful information you provide in your articles.
    I will bookmark your blog and check again here
    regularly. I am quite sure I will learn many new stuff right
    here! Best of luck for the next!

  22. Mable

    Undeniably believe that which you stated. Your
    favorite reason appeared to be on the internet the easiest thing to be aware of.
    I say to you, I definitely get irked while people consider worries that they just don’t know about.
    You managed to hit the nail upon the top and defined out the whole thing without
    having side effect , people can take a signal. Will likely be
    back to get more. Thanks

  23. computer keyboard holder

    I’m truly enjoying the design and layout of your blog.
    It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more
    enjoyable for me to come here and visit more often. Did you hire out a developer to create your theme?
    Great work!

  24. www.youtube.com

    You need to be a part of a contest for one of the greatest blogs on the internet.

    I’m going to recommend this website!

  25. Mauro Luiz Soares Zamprogno

    Heya i’m for the first time here. I found this board and I find It really useful & it helped me out a lot.
    I hope to give something back and help others like you aided me.

  26. portable code

    constantly i used to read smaller posts which also clear their motive, and
    that is also happening with this piece of writing which I am reading here.

  27. security management

    Hello there! This article could not be written any better!
    Looking at this article reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He continually kept preaching about this. I’ll forward this article
    to him. Pretty sure he’s going to have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

  28. Lelio Vieira Carneiro Junior

    Wow, wonderful weblog format! How long have you
    ever been blogging for? you make blogging glance easy.
    The total glance of your web site is magnificent, as neatly as the content material!

  29. Lelio Vieira Carneiro

    Does your website have a contact page? I’m having trouble locating it but, I’d like to shoot you an e-mail.
    I’ve got some ideas for your blog you might be
    interested in hearing. Either way, great blog and I look forward to
    seeing it expand over time.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.