Extreme Choice On Top Of Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Betting

By: Thomas Hackett
February 24th, 2016

Extreme Choice is available at 2016 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes odds of $3 and is a clear favourite in betting for the Group 1 event at Caulfield on Saturday.

Samara Dancer has been the best-backed runner in 2016 Blue Diamond Stakes betting markets. Photo by: Ultimate Racing Photos

Samara Dancer has been the best-backed runner in 2016 Blue Diamond Stakes betting markets. Photo by: Ultimate Racing Photos

Extreme Choice stamped himself as a horse to watch when he made his racing debut with a smart performance in the Inglis Nursey (1000m) at Royal Randwick on December 12 and he justified his position as the clear Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes favourite when he recorded a dominant four and a half lengths victory in the Group 3 Chairman’s Stakes (1000m) at Caulfield on February 6.

The Not A Single Doubt colt drifted from $2.80 to $3 when he was allocated a wide barrier at the 2016 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes barrier draw, but he has been solid in the last 12 hours and looks likely to start the race as favourite.

Extreme Choice is joined in the Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes field by stablemate Flying Artie and the talented colt is currently on the second line of betting at a quote of $4.40.

Flying Artie was another horse that drifted at the conclusion of the Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes barrier draw, but the Artie Schiller colt defied a poor barrier to win the Blue Diamond Prelude (1100m) at Caulfield on February 13 in impressive fashion and he has the services of champion hoop Damien Oliver.

While Extreme Choice is currently on top of Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes betting markets, the early marker mover has been Samara Dancer, who has been backed from $9 into $7.50.

Samara Dancer made her racing debut with a very impressive win in the Dalziel Racing Plate (1050m) at Morphettville on November 28 and she justified a massive betting plunge when she proved far too good for her rivals in the Group 2 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude (1100m) at Caulfield on February 13.

The only other horse that is available at single figure Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes odds is Concealer, who chased home Samara Dancer to finish second in the Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude.

Before that Concealer took out the Group 3 Emirates Airline Plate (1000m) at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day and she arguably would have turned-the-tables on her rival in the Blue Diamond Prelude, if she had been able to jump from the gates cleanly.

There has been a sprinkling of support in the 2016 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes betting market for Zamzam ($34 into $21) and Selenia ($67 into $57), while Power Trip ($41 out to $51), Highland Beat ($81 out to $91), Hell Of An Effort ($34 out to $41), Hey Doc ($51 out to $71), Sweet Sherry ($41 out to $61), Kinetic Design ($101 out to $151), Miss Nymeria ($15 out to $17) and Revolving Door ($34 out to $51) have all been on the drift.

Add Your Comment

Add Your Comment

Add your comment and join the discussion.