Caulfield race-by-race betting preview | Blue Diamond Stakes Day

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What Caulfield Races
Where Caulfield Racecourse – Station St, Caulfield East VIC 3145
When Saturday, February 20, 2021
First Race 12:40pm AEDT
Feature Race Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes

Caulfield horse racing tips – Saturday, February 20, 2021

It is Blue Diamond Stakes Day at Caulfield on Saturday with eight Group races set to be contested on a nine-part card. The featured event sees boom filly Enthaar line up as a short-priced favourite following two hugely impressive performances to begin her career. There are two other Group 1 races – the Futurity Stakes and the Oakleigh Plate – have also drawn talented fields. The track is rated a Good 4 and the rail is in the true position, so we are set fair for cracking day of racing from 12:40pm AEDT.


Best Bet Of The Day

    Race 1 – Neds Mornington Cup Prelude

    The Listed Mornington Cup Prelude kickstarts Blue Diamond Stakes Day, and we will be looking to build a bank early with our best bet of the day going around in the opening event. Defibrillate (#4) looked to have done enough to get the outright win last time out over the 1800m here on January 30, but the judge was unable to split he and Hang Man and so declared it a dead heat. The step up to 2000m looks ideal, and the six-year-old gelding will be hard to hold out with only 56.5kg on his back. He and Billy Egan have formed a formidable partnership with five wins from seven starts together, and they should round up the likely leader, Wolfe (#3), in the shadows of the winning post.

    Selections: 4-3-6-9

    Best BetRace 1 – Defibrillate (#4) $2.50 with Sportsbet

    caulfield - Race 1

    neds mornington cup prelude

    Class: open lr

    Track Rating: 4

    12:40pm
    • Track Conditions: TBA

    neds mornington cup prelud

    2000m
    2000m
    Saturday 12:40pm
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    San Huberto
    Dean Yendall 60.0
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    Young Rascal
    Declan Bates 59.5
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    Wolfe
    Glen Boss 57.0
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    Defibrillate
    Billy Egan 56.5
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    Blenheim Palace
    Mark Zahra 55.0
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    Hang Man
    Jye McNeil 54.0
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    Happy Pharrell
    Kerrin Mcevoy 54.0
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    Dawson Diva
    Michael Dee 54.0
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    Aussie Nugget
    Ms Jamie Kah 54.0

    Race 2 – Neds Zeditave Stakes

    The first of the Group races sees It’sourtime (#5) start as a short-priced favourite following the scratching of Vowmaster. However, we are happy to take on the market elect in the Zeditave Stakes with Valaquenta (#3) looking well placed from the Godolphin yard. His first-up run was riddled with excuses, mainly that he was trapped four wide with no cover and faded badly as a result. Put a line through that run and look at his form and you will see that he has won at Caulfield when second up previously. With a genuine tempo on the cards, we expect to see him savaging the line late in the piece.

    Selections: 3-5-7-1

  • See our 2021 Zeditave Stakes betting preview here
  • caulfield - Race 2

    neds zeditave stakes

    Class: open 3

    Track Rating: 4

    1:15pm
    • Track Conditions: TBA

    neds zeditave stakes

    1200m
    1200m
    Saturday 1:15pm
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    Confrontational
    Dwayne Dunn 57.5
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    Conceited
    Damian Lane 57.0
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    Valaquenta
    Damien Oliver 57.0
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    Saltpeter
    Jye McNeil 57.0
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    It'sourtime
    Ms Jamie Kah 56.0
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    Vowmaster
    Unknown 56.0
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    Oxley Road
    Luke Nolen 56.0
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    Grand Pope
    Rhys Mcleod 56.0

    Race 3 – Neds Angus Armanasco Stakes

    Eight three-year-old fillies are set to go around in the Group 3 Angus Armanasco Stakes, and we are with one at odds in Chica Fuerte (#2). Given she took out the Ethereal Stakes here back on October 17, we know she handles Caulfield quite well. With a genuine tempo expected from Malicorne (#3) and Safe Passage (#4), it could be set up perfectly for someone like Chica Fuerte to pounce on the vulnerable leaders. The favourite, Impecunious (#5), was impressive on her Australian debut back in December, but it remains to be seen what she actually beat on that day.

    Selections: 2-3-5-1

  • See our 2021 Angus Armanasco Stakes betting preview here
  • caulfield - Race 3

    neds angus armanasco stakes

    Class: open 2

    Track Rating: 4

    1:50pm
    • Track Conditions: TBA

    neds angus armanasco stake

    1400m
    1400m
    Saturday 1:50pm
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    Yes Baby Yes
    Ms Jamie Kah 58.5
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    Chica Fuerte
    Mark Zahra 58.5
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    Malicorne
    Daniel Stackhouse 56.0
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    Safe Passage
    Damian Lane 56.0
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    Impecunious
    Glen Boss 56.0
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    Wanalirri
    Luke Currie 56.0
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    Shojiki
    Luke Nolen 56.0
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    Miss Guggenheim
    Damien Oliver 56.0
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    Next Best Bet Of The Day

      Race 4 – Premier Signs Mannerism Stakes

      With a bit of luck we will have a bank built following a win by Defibrillate in the first so we can load up on Perfect Jewel (#1) in the Mannerism Stakes. In a small field of older mares, the resuming Grant & Alana Williams star looks well placed to come back a winner. In her spring campaign she was dominant first up at Caulfield over the 1200m; she gets an extra 200m for her first go this campaign, and we are happy to side with her. We have not seen her since the Tristarc Stakes on October 17, but she and William Pike should get the job done in a race where only Lunakorn (#7) poses any real danger.

      Selections: 1-7-3-2

    • See our 2021 Mannerism Stakes betting preview here
    • Next BestRace 4 – Perfect Jewel (#1) $2.10 with Sportsbet

      caulfield - Race 4

      premier signs mannerism stakes

      Class: open 3

      Track Rating: 4

      2:25pm
      • Track Conditions: TBA

      premier signs mannerism st

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      Saturday 2:25pm
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      Perfect Jewel
      William Pike 58.0
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      Sovereign Award
      Damien Oliver 58.0
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      Rich Hips
      Michael Dee 58.0
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      Spanish Reef
      Jye McNeil 56.0
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      Moonlight Maid
      John Allen 56.0
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      Neighbourhood
      Luke Currie 56.0
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      Lunakorn
      Ms Jamie Kah 56.0
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      Hint Of Mint
      Kerrin Mcevoy 56.0
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      Race 5 – Zircodata Autumn Classic

      Despite proven performers like Khoekhoe (#1) and Young Werther (#3) going around in the Group 2 Autumn Classic, we are happy to go with Grahame Begg’s boom filly Butter Chicken (#11). This is a big step up from a Pakenham maiden on a Thursday, but with Jamie Kah on board and only 55kg on her back there is no reason she cannot handle it. She clearly has the quickest turn of foot in the race and looks a nice bet at $6.50, especially given plenty of her rival will want further.

      Selections: 11-3-1-7

    • See our 2021 Autumn Classic betting preview here
    • caulfield - Race 5

      zircodata autumn classic

      Class: open 2

      Track Rating: 4

      3:00pm
      • Track Conditions: TBA

      zircodata autumn classic

      1800m
      1800m
      Saturday 3:00pm
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      Khoekhoe
      Kerrin Mcevoy 57.0
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      Albarado
      Luke Currie 57.0
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      Young Werther
      Damien Oliver 57.0
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      Milton Park
      Jarrod Fry 57.0
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      Narvaez
      Glen Boss 57.0
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      Wise Counsel
      Jye McNeil 57.0
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      Setanta
      John Allen 57.0
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      Adandiman
      Daniel Moor 57.0
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      Yuanno
      Arron Lynch 57.0
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      10  Parure
      Damian Lane 55.0
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      11  Butter Chicken
      Ms Jamie Kah 55.0

      Race 6 – Lamaro Sth Melbourne Futurity Stakes

      A star-studded field of 10 has been assembled for the Group 1 Futurity Stakes, where Behemoth (#1), Arcadia Queen (#6) and Ole Kirk (#8) have all been well found in the market. However, we are going with the Kiwi mare Probabeel (#7), whose win in the Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes was utterly arrogant. She was trapped three wide with no cover in that run but still had enough left in the tank to put her rivals away in fine fashion. This is a step up in class, but who is to say she can’t put this classy field away? She will settle midfield and should get a nice cart into the race on the back of So Si Bon. With some of her rivals wanting further she looks primed to get the job done second up from a spell. Also, it is hard to ignore the work that Streets Of Avalon (#2) has put in so far this campaign.

      Selections: 7-2-1-6

    • See our 2021 Futurity Stakes betting preview here
    • caulfield - Race 6

      lamaro's sth melb. futurity

      Class: open 1

      Track Rating: 4

      3:35pm
      • Track Conditions: TBA

      lamaro's sth melb. futurit

      1400m
      1400m
      Saturday 3:35pm
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      Behemoth
      Damien Oliver 59.0
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      Streets Of Avalon
      Zac Spain 59.0
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      Mr Quickie
      Ms Jamie Kah 59.0
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      So Si Bon
      Luke Nolen 59.0
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      Too Close The Sun
      Declan Bates 59.0
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      Arcadia Queen
      William Pike 57.0
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      Probabeel
      D Lane 57.0
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      Ole Kirk
      Kerrin Mcevoy 55.5
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      Amish Boy
      Jye McNeil 55.5
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      10  Crosshaven
      Daniel Stackhouse 55.5
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      Feature Race Of The Day

        Race 7 – Neds Blue Diamond Stakes

        How do you ignore the start to a career that Enthaar (#13) has put forward? Her win on debut in the Gimcrack Stakes was arrogant, and upon resumption over the 1000m here she showed she had improved even further. Expect Enthaar to take up the running from barrier 14, but she looks to have too much class for this field even if she is trapped wide. The likes of General Beau (#1), Anamoe (#5) and Ingratiating (#2) are obvious dangers, while the $41 on offer for Finance Tycoon (#3) looks a nice 1×3 play.

        Selections: 13-5-3-1

      • See our runner-by-runner betting preview for the 2021 Blue Diamond Stakes here
      • caulfield - Race 7

        neds blue diamond stakes

        Class: open 1

        Track Rating: 4

        4:15pm
        • Track Conditions: TBA

        neds blue diamond stakes

        1200m
        1200m
        Saturday 4:15pm
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        General Beau
        Ms Jamie Kah 57.0
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        Ingratiating
        William Pike 57.0
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        Finance Tycoon
        Luke Nolen 57.0
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        Pegasi
        Kerrin Mcevoy 57.0
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        Anamoe
        Damien Oliver 57.0
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        Abseiler
        Joe Bowditch 57.0
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        Artorius
        Luke Currie 57.0
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        Jigsaw
        Michael Walker 57.0
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        Construct
        John Allen 57.0
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        10  Marine One
        Zac Spain 57.0
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        11  Hitotsu
        Daniel Stackhouse 57.0
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        12  Dosh
        Jye McNeil 55.0
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        13  Enthaar
        Mark Zahra 55.0
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        14  Arcaded
        Damian Lane 55.0
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        15  Wolves
        Dwayne Dunn 55.0
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        16  Ginibi
        Damien Thornton 55.0
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        Race 8 – Neds Oakleigh Plate

        A capacity field of 18 has assembled to battle it out for the final Group 1 of the day, and the winner could come from about 12 of the runners engaged. Ancestry (#6) and Anders (#18) will look to scorch the turf early on, which sets it up perfectly for Dirty Work (#2). He have seen what a turn of foot the Hawkes-trained stallion possesses, so expect Kerrin McEvoy to use barrier one to his advantage and settle on the back of the speed. Zoutori (#1) first up is always one to follow, while having only 50kg on his back could prove pivotal for Portland Sky (#15).

        Selections: 1-2-15-17

      • See our 2021 Oakleigh Plate betting preview here
      • caulfield - Race 8

        neds oakleigh plate

        Class: open 1

        Track Rating: 4

        4:55pm
        • Track Conditions: TBA

        neds oakleigh plate

        1100m
        1100m
        Saturday 4:55pm
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        Zoutori
        Ms Jamie Kah 58.0
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        Dirty Work
        Kerrin Mcevoy 57.0
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        Kemalpasa
        Damian Lane 57.0
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        Standout
        Damien Oliver 55.5
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        Mizzy
        Mark Zahra 54.5
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        Ancestry
        Michael Poy 53.5
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        Celebrity Queen
        William Pike 53.5
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