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.
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||–|