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Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes favourite Loving Gaby draws a wide barrier in the $1.5m Group 1 race for the two year olds over 1200m at Caulfield on Saturday.

Loving Gaby, above, has drawn a wide barrier in the 2019 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos

Loving Gaby, above, has drawn a wide barrier in the 2019 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace trained Loving Gabby (Damian Lane) came up with barrier twelve in the final fourteen horse Blue Diamond Stakes field while her stablemate Bella Rosa (Linda Meech) was also out of luck at the barrier draw and will jump from gate ten.

Loving Gaby sits at the top of the market order for the Blue Diamond Stakes at Ladbrokes.com.au at $4.50 ahead of the James Cummings trained Athiri at $6.50.

Athiri was another juvenile who didn’t fare well at the barrier draw and will jump from one from the outside at thirteen with Craig Williams in the saddle.

The Anthony Freedman trained I Am Immortal and Lyre both drew single figure barriers and the Flemington trainer is happy with the progress of both youngsters.

“She (Lyre) galloped extremely well this morning and is in top order heading into the Group 1 feature,” Freedman Racing tweeted this morning.

“We were also very happy with his (I Am Immortal) work this morning and he heads into the race spot on.”

Ben Melham will be aboard I Am Immortal again while Luke Currie will take over from Damian Lane on Lyre.

The Freedman two year olds are both at single figure odds with the unbeaten I Am Immortal marked at $8 just ahead of his stablemate Lyre at $9.

Outsider Game Keeper ($71) drew the rails while $10 chance Shotmaker will jump from the outside gate.

Final field and barrier draw for 2019 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 11 I AM IMMORTAL Anthony Freedman Ben Melham 9 56.5kg
2 1×3 HAWKER HURRICANE Michael Moroney Mark Zahra 2 56.5kg
3 11 FREE OF DEBT Chris Bieg Michael Walker 6 56.5kg
4 2 SHOTMAKER Mick Price Hugh Bowman 14 56.5kg
5 441 GAME KEEPER Tony McEvoy Barend Vorster 1 56.5kg
6 1×10 CATCH ME Peter & Paul Snowden Dwayne Dunn 8 54.5kg
7 511 LYRE Anthony Freedman Luke Currie 5 54.5kg
8 1×2 VINICUNCA Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 4 54.5kg
9 1×2 BELLA ROSA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Linda Meech 10 54.5kg
10 1 LOVING GABY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Damian Lane 12 54.5kg
11 1×3 ATHIRI James Cummings Craig Williams 13 54.5kg
12 2×14 LANKAN STAR David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 7 54.5kg
13 1×5 BROOKLYN HUSTLE Jason Warren Beau Mertens 11 54.5kg
14 71 ANDRASSY AVENUE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 3 54.5kg

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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.