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Favoured fillies Catch Me and Jedastar have drawn wide barriers in the Group 3 $160,000 Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies) (1000m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Catch Me, above, has drawn a wide barrier in the Fillies 2019 Blue Diamond Preview at Caulfield. Photo by Steve Hart.

Catch Me, above, has drawn a wide barrier in the Fillies 2019 Blue Diamond Preview at Caulfield. Photo by Steve Hart.

Both fillies are winners at their only race start with Jedastar drawing barrier twelve and Catch Me coming up with barrier fourteen in the sixteen horse field plus two emergencies.

The Lloyd Kennewell trained Jedastar was an all the way winner over 1000m down the Flemington straight on New Year’s Day and will have Joe Bowdicth in the saddle again while Kerrin McEvoy is sticking with the Team Snowden trained Catch Me who debuted for a two and three quarter lengths win in the Group 3 $160,000 Keeneland Gimcrack Stakes (1000m) at Randwick in September last year.

Co-trainers Peter and Paul Snowden will also saddle up Anaheed who has drawn in close at gate two for Ben Melham.

Catch Me and Anaheed each won a trial at Pakenham on January 115 and Peter Snowden said that he was happy with the progress of both fillies.

“They trialled how I wanted them to see them trial,” Peter Snowden told racing.com.

“Physically there has been good improvement in them, which is what you always want to see, they were both two nice fillies before they went out and they have just got stronger this time and they look a little better for it.”

“They are both quick fillies, I’ve got no doubt they will both run 1200 metres but it is a good race to kick them off them.

“I will follow the traditional path with them, they will go from the 1000 metres to the 1100 metres and then in to the (Blue) Diamond, it is a good path and I’ve had them down here this whole preparation so they are savvy with this way of going.”

The Lindsay Park trained fillies have drawn at opposite ends of the field with Biscara to jump from the inside gate with Regan Bayliss in the saddle while Andrassy Avenue has drawn the extreme outside barrier for Luke Nolen.

Final field for the Fillies 2019 Blue Diamond Preview (1000m)

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 1x CATCH ME Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 14 57kg 74
2 22x BISCARA David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 1 55kg 68
3 1 JEDASTAR Lloyd Kennewell Joe Bowditch 12 55kg 68
4 1x ANAHEED Peter & Paul Snowden Ben Melham 2 55kg 68
5 2 PRETTY BRAZEN Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 6 55kg 64
6 ANDRASSY AVENUE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 18 55kg
7 DAMA RAPIDA Tim Hughes Fred W Kersley (a) 10 55kg
8 DON’TTELLTHEBOSS Robbie Griffiths Martin Seidl 4 55kg
9 0x KIBIBI James Cummings Damian Lane 13 55kg
10 LADY D’ORO Robbie Griffiths Beau Mertens 11 55kg
11 LOBSTER NOODLES Leon & Troy Corstens Stephen Baster 8 55kg
12 LOVING GABY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 9 55kg
13 MISS ELENA Robbie Griffiths Jye McNeil 17 55kg
14 SHIH TZOU Michael Kent Craig Williams 15 55kg
15 URJUWAAN Mick Price Damien Oliver 3 55kg
16 WESTPORT Tony McEvoy Jamie Kah 5 55kg
17e I AM Tony McEvoy 16 55kg
18e BE BRILLIANT Shane Nichols Michael Walker 7 55kg

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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.