Blue Diamond Stakes

Blue Diamond Stakes

2021 Blue Diamond Stakes Details
Date: Saturday February 20
Start time: 4.15pm
Racecourse: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Grade: Group 1
Prizemoney: $1,500,000
Track Surface: Turf
Track Direction: Left-handed
Race Conditions: Set Weights, 2YOs
Type: Thoroughbred
Operator: Victoria Racing Club
Inaugural Race: 1955

Blue Diamond Stakes 2021

The Blue Diamond Stakes is a 1,200m Group 1 Sprint Race for 2YOs at Set Weights. It will be hosted by Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday, February 20.

The 2020 Blue Diamond Stakes was taken out by Tagaloa, who just managed to hold on to the win – defeating Hanseatic as Personal rounded in at 3rd.

Michael Walker was the Blue Diamond Stakes 2020 Jockey winner, and Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young were the trainers.

The Blue Diamond Stakes is one of the premiere races of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival, whilst also taking out the title as Victoria’s most prestige juvenile event.

The race includes a Blue Diamond Preview and a Blue Diamond Prelude for both sexes.

The prize pool for the grand dance sits at a lofty $1,500,000 mil, making it an extraordinarily appealing race for owners and trainers alike.

Blue Diamond Stakes Tips

2021 Blue Diamond Stakes Field

The Blue Diamond Stakes is a highly targeted race – and almost always attracts a full-fledged field of 16.

This field is usually split fairly evenly between colts/geldings and fillies; with the pair usually facing off for the first time – considering the events prior are gender restricted.

Punters will therefore have a lot more to analyse than a regular race – from colt and filly form line to lead-up races.
The order of entry is ultimately determined by the amount of prize money which has been earned by each horse. Therefore making for a strong final field.

1General Beau (3)J: Ms Jamie Kah 57kg T: M Ellerton & S Zahra$6.00$2.20
2Ingratiating (7)J: William Pike 57kg T: James Cummings$10.00$3.00
3Finance Tycoon (6)J: Luke Nolen 57kg T: T Dabernig & B Hayes$21.00$5.00
4Pegasi (9)J: Kerrin Mcevoy 57kg T: T & C Mcevoy$51.00$8.50
5Anamoe (15)J: Damien Oliver 57kg T: James Cummings$9.00$2.80
6Abseiler (16)J: Joe Bowditch 57kg T: Lloyd Kennewell$126.00$26.00
7Artorius (10)J: Luke Currie 57kg T: A & S Freedman$15.00$3.90
8Jigsaw (4)J: Michael Walker 57kg T: Ms C Alderson$15.00$3.90
9Construct (5)J: John Allen 57kg T: P & P Snowden$34.00$6.50
10Marine One (12)J: Zac Spain 57kg T: Lloyd Kennewell$51.00$8.50
11Hitotsu (13)J: Daniel Stackhouse 57kg T: Ms W Kelly$201.00$31.00
12Dosh (8)J: Jye Mcneil 55kg T: G M Begg$13.00$3.70
13Enthaar (14)J: Mark Zahra 55kg T: C Maher & D Eustace$2.35$1.30
14Arcaded (1)J: Damian Lane 55kg T: James Cummings$17.00$4.40
15Wolves (11)J: Dwayne Dunn 55kg T: G Eurell$71.00$15.00
16Ginibi (2)J: Damien Thornton 55kg T: Gemma Rielly$101.00$21.00

2021 Blue Diamond Stakes Best Bets

A cracking field of 16 has been assembled to contest the 2021 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield, with hot favourite Enthaar the one to beat.

Is she unbeatable, or does The Shark like one at odds to cause an upset? Let’s take a look at each and every runner in the 2021 Blue Diamond Stakes.

1 – General Beau – $6.50 💰

Super professional colt who hasn’t done much wrong, and is suited by his on speed racing pattern and has drawn well in barrier three. Nearly got run down by Anamoe over the 1100m in the Blue Diamond Preview, and may not be screaming out for 1200m. Goes in all exotics but will find it tough to win unless the track is on-pace biased.

2 – Ingratiating – $11 💰

D Oliver has chosen to ride stable mate Anamoe which may give punters some idea of where we can rate this son of Frosted. Should get a reasonable run a few pairs back on the rail, and has beaten General Beau in the past. Has rough claims, the price is about right.

3 – Finance Tycoon – $26 💰

I don’t think the Magic Millions form is much good, but he was well and truly off the track there drawing wide and having a horror run. Reasonable form around General Beau and Ingratiating in the spring, and you could do worse than throwing him in exotics at the generous price.

4 – Pegasi – $61

Has beaten Lightsaber who is running around in the midweeks and was smashed up by Profiteer in Sydney by a long way. Doesn’t quite look up to this.

5 – Anamoe – $9.00 👀🏆💰

Ran home in outstanding fashion behind General Beau in the Blue Diamond Preview (1100m) and should relish the step up to 1200m. Gets the blinkers on here and looks ready to rock and roll. Has drawn wide but should just be able to blend into the race nicely off a hot speed and fly home down the outside.

6 – Abseiler – $151 👀

He’s a $151 chance, but may actually have a fair bit of say in the outcome of the race, with the known leader drawing the outside gate (barrier 16) near hot favourite Enthaar (14). He could attempt to cross her or sit outside her and eyeball her for a long way, taking her out of her comfort zone. Has no chance of winning but will be an interesting watch.

7 – Artorius – $16 👀🏆💰

Visually impressive win at Sandown over the 1300m and drops back in trip here. Maps horribly from the wide gate and will have to go right back with no tactical speed. Will be flying home late and could be thrown into exotics with confidence.

8 – Jigsaw – $17 💰

Will be even more suited if the track suits those on speed, but maps really nicely for a run behind the leaders and will be thereabouts for a long way. Outside chance and worth throwing in wider exotics.

9 – Construct – $41 💰

Never got clear galloping room in the Prelude and showed good ability behind Magic Millions winner Shaquero on debut. Looks overs at the $41 on offer.

10 – Marine One – $51

Gets the blinkers here on Grand Final day which is a positive, but is running into some very smart ones here. Hard to have.

11 – Hitotsu – $251

Price tells the tale.

12 – Dosh – $14 💰

Trainer G Begg has a massive opinion of this horse and she showed improvement in her last start win after being super green on debut and still emerging victorious. Price is about right, so if you’re a fan, go for it.

13 – Enthaar – $2.40 👀🏆💰

Hasn’t put a foot wrong so far and has been super impressive in both of her career wins, and is a deserving favourite. A few question marks with the wide gate, a fast tempo that she hasn’t seen before, and the step up to 1200m. She is the most accomplished galloper here and it’s just a matter of what price you are comfortable with.

14 – Arcaded – $17 💰

Won impressively in the Blue Diamond Prelude, but the time didn’t smash the clock and was slower than the boys on the day. Is in the hunt for exotics but would need to improve to win.

15 – Wolves – $81

Wasn’t bad behind Arcaded and has the five-time Blue Diamond winner D Dunn onboard. Hard to have here though.

16 – Ginibi – $101

Would have to start running now to have a chance.

🏆= Big Winning Chance
👀= Must Watch
💰= Worth Including in Exotics

2021 Blue Diamond Stakes Trifecta Tips


Blue Diamond Stakes Favourite

Enthaar – $2.40.

Blue Diamond Stakes Results

YearWinnerOdds (SP)JockeyTrainer
2020Tagaloa $24.80Michael WalkerTrent Busuttin and Natalie Young
2019Lyre$7.50Luke CurrieAnthony Freedman
2018Written By$5.50Jordan ChildsGrahame Begg
2017Catchy$5Craig WilliamsDavid & B Hayes & T Dabernig
2016Extreme Choice$3.6FCraig NewittMick Price
2015Pride Of Dubai$6Damian BrowneP & P Snowden
2014Earthquake$2.9FDamian BrowneP & P Snowden
2013Miracles Of Life$3.2Lauren StojakovicDaniel Clarken
2012Samaready$3.2Craig NewittMick Price
2011Sepoy$1.4FKerrin McEvoyPeter Snowden
2010Star Witness$10Nicholas HallDanny O’Brien
2009Reward For Effort$16Luke NolenPeter Moody

2020 Blue Diamond Stakes Field

Ideas ManCiaron Maher & David EustaceDamian Lane16
HanseaticAnthony FreedmanLuke Currie1
RathinCiaron Maher & David EustaceBen Melham11
TankerCiaron Maher & David EustaceJohn Allen12
TagaloaTrent Busuttin & Natalie YoungMichael Walker4
RulershipPeter & Paul SnowdenMark Zahra7
GlenfiddichRobbie GriffithsGlen Boss9
Away GameCiaron Maher & David EustaceJye McNeil10
A Beautiful NightCiaron Maher & David EustaceLinda Meech2
AryaafDavid & B Hayes & T DabernigLuke Nolen8
LetzbeglamTrent Busuttin & Natalie YoungBrett Prebble3
MuntaseeraCiaron Maher & David EustaceDamien Oliver13
PersonallDavid & B Hayes & T DabernigCraig Williams5
Riverina StormDavid & B Hayes & T DabernigDwayne Dunn6
FayerraAnthony CummingsMichael Dee14
DifficultJohn MoloneyJordan Childs15

Blue Diamond Stakes Winner & Placings


Blue Diamond Stakes Betting

Bet TypeHow to Place This Type of Bet
Win BetPlace a bet on the horse you think will be the outright winner (1st place) in the 2021 Blue Diamond Stakes
Place BetPlace a bet on the horse you think will place in the top three in the 2021 Blue Diamond Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but the odds are safer
Each-Way BetPlace a bet on the horse you think will win the Blue Diamond Stakes, with a safety net of a place bet. If your horse runs 1st, you will collect both the Win and the Place pay-out. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd, you will win only the Place pay-out
Quinellla BetPlace a bet on the horses you think will  finish 1st and 2nd in the any order in the Blue Diamond Stakes
Exacta BetPlace a bet on the horses you think will  finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order in the Blue Diamond Stakes
Trifecta BetPlace a bet on the horses you think will  finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order in the Blue Diamond Stakes
First FourPlace a bet on the horses you think will  finish 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the correct order in the Blue Diamond Stakes
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie)Place a bet on the winners of four nominated races to win a Quaddie. This means you have to select three other races apart from the Blue Diamond Stakes to place a Quaddie

Blue Diamond Stakes Questions

Blue Diamond Stakes Prize Money

 The winner of the Blue Diamond Stakes will take home $1.5 million in prize money.

Who won the 2020 Blue Diamond Stakes?

 Tagaloa won the 2020 Blue Diamond Stakes.

How to place a bet on Blue Diamond Stakes?

 If you want to place a bet on the Blue Diamond Stakes, just head to a bookie website, our choice is Neds, and sign up for an account – it’s that easy!

When is Blue Diamond Stakes?

 The Blue Diamond Stakes is on the 20th February 2021.

Where is the Blue Diamond Stakes?

 The Blue Diamond Stakes is held at Caulfield Racecourse in Victoria.


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