Enthaar Cleared To Start In Blue Diamond

Short-priced Blue Diamond Stakes favourite Enthaar has passed a fitness test and will take her place in the Group One race.

Racing Victoria veterinarians re-inspected Enthaar on Friday and gave her the all-clear to start in the $1.5 million showpiece at Caulfield on Saturday.

A day earlier, they had assessed her as having a degree of lameness in her near foreleg.

Her co-trainer Ciaron Maher was confident she would be cleared to run and his prediction was proven correct.

Maher said Enthaar worked well on Thursday morning and tended to have a shuffling gait.

The undefeated boom filly is a $2.40 favourite with TAB fixed odds.

RV vets also re-inspected Lloyd Kennewell’s colt Marine One but felt he was still showing a degree of lameness in his near foreleg.

They will reassess him again on race morning before deciding whether he can take his place.

RV stewards were also going to re-inspect Dosh but trainer Grahame Begg scratched her earlier on Friday.

Begg said he was not 100 per cent happy with her action when he trotted Dosh up and her welfare was his main priority.

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