Samara Dancer has several pluses heading to Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes

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

A bruised and battered Phillip Stokes has pointed out several pluses for his filly Samara Dancer heading towards the Group 1 $1.5m Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Samara Dancer is one of the main chances in the Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Samara Dancer is one of the main chances in the Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Stokes was on the end of a double barrel kick from one of his horses at the Gawler barrier trials on Monday and came out second best with several broken ribs, internal bleeding and head grazes.

But he is determined to travel from his home base at Morphettville to saddle up his Blue Diamond Stakes hopeful Samara Dancer, whom he is giving a great chance of finishing among in the prizemoney.

“I’m getting there. Obviously I’m pretty sore,” Stokes told the Herald Sun.

Samara Dancer has already ventured to Melbourne to record an impressive one length win in the Group 2 $200,000 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Prelude (F) (1100m) at Caulfield on February 13 the leading Adelaide trainer can see this as a huge advantage this weekend.

“She’s taken improvement from her win at Caulfield (in her Diamond Prelude) and I feel it’s also an advantage for her to have seen the track,” Stokes said.

“If she travels over well, I’m sure she’ll be competitive.”

Stokes was also buoyed with the news that Samara Dancer drew an inside barrier at five in the capacity sixteen horse field and will jump from four is all the emergencies fail to get a start.

“One of her owners, John McLean, did a great job in drawing that out,” Stokes said.

Samara Dancer did throw a small scare into the camp after her Blue Diamond Prelude win when some blood was discovered in one of her nostrils and stewards ordered her to perform a special gallop before being passed fit to take her place in the Blue Diamond Stakes.

The Hinchinbrook filly came through the gallop with flying colours and will line up in Melbourne’s feature two year old race fully fit.

“She galloped with a mate over 1000m and it was strong work and the stewards gave her the all-clear,” Stokes said.

“She has a fantastic temperament, conserves energy and is a quick learner.”

Regular rider Dom Tourneur was aboard Samara Dancer in her Blue Diamond Prelude win and will be in the saddle again on Saturday.

Samara Dancer is well up the Blue Diamond Stakes market order and is marked at $7.50 with Ladbrokes.com.au.

Caulfield trainer Mick Price’s two colts dominate the top of the betting with the unbeaten Extreme Choice the top pick at $3 just ahead of his stablemate Flying Artie at $4.40 with the Tony McEvoy trained Concealer on the third line of betting at $6.

Early market order for the Blue Diamond Stakes at Ladbrokes.com.au: $3 Extreme Choice, $4.40 Flying Artie, $6 Concealer, $7.50 Samara Dancer, $12 Star Turn, $19 Miss Nymeria, $26 Zamzam, Valliano, $41 Hell Of An Effort, $51 China Dream, $61 Power Trip, Revolving Door, Artei, Seaburge, Selenia, $71 Sweet Sherry, Hey Doc, $101 Highland Beat, $151 Kinetic Design.

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. make certain asbestos

    Your style is unique compared to other people I have read stuff from.

    I appreciate you for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I will just book mark this blog.

  2. Nathaniel

    Excellent way of telling, and good post to get data regarding my presentation subject matter, which
    i am going to deliver in academy.

  3. Felipa

    Superb, what a weblog it is! This weblog presents valuable data to us, keep it up.

  4. pay monthly phone

    I just like the valuable information you supply on your articles.
    I will bookmark your blog and check once more here regularly.
    I’m reasonably sure I’ll be told a lot of new stuff right here!

    Good luck for the next!

  5. José Wilame Araújo Rodrigues

    I was extremely pleased to uncover this website.
    I want to to thank you for ones time due to this wonderful read!!

    I definitely loved every part of it and i also have you saved to fav to
    see new stuff in your web site.

  6. asbestos wont

    I think the admin of this web page is actually working hard in support of
    his site, because here every information is quality based stuff.

  7. Luiz Fernando Monteiro Bittencourt

    Its such as you read my mind! You seem to understand so much about this, such as you wrote the ebook in it or
    something. I think that you just could do with a few p.c.
    to power the message home a little bit, however other than that,
    this is excellent blog. An excellent read. I’ll definitely be

  8. Fay

    Hi there! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a group of volunteers and starting
    a new project in a community in the same niche.
    Your blog provided us useful information to work on. You have done a marvellous

  9. Dadado Veig

    This paragraph is in fact a pleasant one it helps new web
    users, who are wishing for blogging.

  10. Luiz Fernando Monteiro Bittencourt

    Howdy, i read your blog occasionally and i own a similar one and i was just curious
    if you get a lot of spam comments? If so how do you protect against it, any plugin or
    anything you can suggest? I get so much lately it’s driving me
    insane so any help is very much appreciated.

  11. tercio borlenghi jr

    wonderful points altogether, you just gained a emblem new reader.
    What may you recommend about your publish that you made some days
    in the past? Any positive?

  12. Lelio Junior

    Wow that was odd. I just wrote an very long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up.
    Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyways, just wanted to say wonderful blog!

  13. Egli Diana Pinto

    I could not resist commenting. Very well written!

  14. camera view

    Hi there to all, how is all, I think every one is getting more from this site,
    and your views are nice in favor of new people.

  15. Carlos Eduardo Veiga

    Hey would you mind stating which blog platform you’re using?
    I’m looking to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a difficult
    time choosing between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.
    The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most blogs and I’m looking
    for something unique. P.S Sorry for being off-topic but I had to ask!

  16. domain name

    Wow, marvelous blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
    you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your site is magnificent,
    let alone the content!

  17. José Wilame Araújo Rodrigues

    Having read this I believed it was rather informative.

    I appreciate you spending some time and effort to put this information together.
    I once again find myself personally spending a lot of time both
    reading and leaving comments. But so what, it was still worthwhile!

  18. tercio borlenghi jr

    At this moment I am going away to do my breakfast, later than having my
    breakfast coming over again to read other news.

  19. Itamar Serpa Fernandes

    If some one wants expert view regarding blogging
    after that i advise him/her to pay a quick visit this webpage, Keep up the nice

  20. purchasing timex watches

    Because the admin of this website is working, no doubt very soon it will be renowned, due to its feature contents.

  21. Lelio Junior

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

  22. Velva

    Highly descriptive blog, I liked that bit. Will there be a
    part 2?

  23. aatec.com.au

    I every time used to study post in news papers but now as I am a user of net thus from now I am using net for articles, thanks to web.

  24. Willis

    Ahaa, its fastidious discussion regarding this article at
    this place at this weblog, I have read all that, so now me also commenting

  25. Itamar Serp

    I think what you posted was actually very reasonable.
    However, think on this, what if you were to write a killer
    headline? I ain’t suggesting your information isn’t solid, but what if you added something that
    makes people want more? I mean Samara Dancer has several pluses heading to Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes – HorseRacing.com.au is a
    little vanilla. You should glance at Yahoo’s front page and watch how
    they write post headlines to get viewers interested. You might add a related video or a pic or two to get readers interested about everything’ve got to say.
    In my opinion, it would make your website a little livelier.

  26. nokia contract phones

    I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this
    post was good. I do not know who you are but certainly you’re
    going to a famous blogger if you aren’t already ;
    ) Cheers!

  27. Umanizzare Gestão Prisional Ltda

    May I simply say what a relief to uncover an individual
    who really understands what they’re discussing on the internet.
    You certainly realize how to bring an issue to light and make it important.
    More people must read this and understand
    this side of the story. I can’t believe you’re not more popular because you certainly
    have the gift.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *