Peter Snowden is aiming to boost his Blue Diamond Stakes chances when he saddles up three youngsters in the Blue Diamond Previews at Caulfield on Saturday.
Snowden has already provided the favourite for the Group 1 $1m Sportingbet Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on February 22 in the form his smart filly Earthquake who scored by two and a half lengths win on debut over 1000m at Randwick on November 9.
Domseday filly Sakitto will be having her third race start when she lines up in the Listed $120,000 Sportingbet Blue Diamond Preview for Fillies (1000m) after recording two midweek seconds at Caulfield on December 11 and January 15.
Exceed And Excel colt Mohave is resuming in the Listed $120,000 Sportingbet Blue Diamond Preview for the colts and geldings (1000m) after finishing second to the Gai Waterhouse trained Law at his only race start in the Listed $100,000 NSW Thoroughbred Breeders’ Plate (1000m) at Randwick on October 5.
Snowden will also saddle up first starter Elevates, a colt by New Approach out of Altitudes.
Paul Snowden who runs the Melbourne branch of the Darley operation was very impressed with Mohave’s performance in a jump out at Flemington last Friday and expects the colt to make his presence felt on Saturday and go onto to be a force in the Blue Diamond Stakes.
“He’s a serious horse and would definitely be a chance (in the Blue Diamond) as long as he gets there on the day in good form and fit and well,” Paul Snowden told the Herald Sun.
Earthquake is currently the $3.80 favourite for the Blue Diamond Stakes ahead of the Gerald Ryan unraced Rubick at $7 and Gai Waterhouse’s Fighting Sun at $8 while Mohave is marked as a $26 chance.