THE moment is finally here punters – it’s Blue Diamond Stakes Day at Caulfield Racecourse.
Other than the eponymous event we have plenty of great races including the Futurity Stakes and the Oakleigh Plate, alongside some interesting contests like the Peter Young Stakes.
Our expert has taken a look at the full nine race card and delivered tips for the entire meeting. Let’s take a look at who he’s rolling with.
*All odds were provided by our trusted online bookmakers and were correct at the time of publishing
Race 1 – Mornington Club Prelude (2000m)
Sikandarabad is ready to peak third-up on Saturday after two strong runs since resuming in late January.
The horse rounded out the first-four on Australia Day before putting in a great run on February 9, missing out by under a length to star runner Avilius. Sikandarabad has placed twice at this distance and looks well suited to breaking through.
Sikandarabad is at $2.05 via online bookmaker Ladbrokes
Race 2 – Heritage Caulfield Autumn Classic (1800m)
Cossetot is the secondary Godolphin runner in the market but the consistent gelding is going to be hard to beat.
The horse is looking to go back-to-back after a strong win in the Tasmanian Derby on February 8, winning sharply as a short-priced favourite. This time the gelding gets out to a very backable price and we’re taking the punt.
Cossetot is at $7 to win via Ladbrokes
Race 3 – Mannerism Stakes (1400m)
Jamaican Rain is a dual acceptor, but we’re anticipating the horse runs in this race.
The resuming runner is a first-up gun, winning three of her four attempts at this point of the preparation. The only query is two runs at Caulfield which failed to yield a placing, but Jamaican Rain has won twice at the distance, which is a big tick.
Jamaican Rain is at $5.50 to win via online bookmaker Sportsbet
Race 4 – Ladbrokes Angus Armanasco Stakes (1400m)
Angelic Ruler has been in stellar form this campaign, winning three of four races.
This runner is running for the first time since crossing the Nullarbor, where she had won five of her nine starts. She’s probably a little long in the market due to the unknown factor at Caulfield but we love Angelic Ruler so we’re backing her in.
Angelic Ruler is at $4.50 to win via Sportsbet