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Blue Diamond Final Field And Barrier Draw

Posted on February 19th, 2014 by Red Belly Sports

Gerald Ryan’s colt Rubick has replaced Earthquake as the favourite for Saturday’s $1 million Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield, after drawing barrier 10 for Melbourne’s premier 2-year-old race.

 

Rubick has firmed from $3.20 into $2.90 since the draw, while Earthquake has drifted from $2.90 to $3.40 since drawing gate 15 in the 16 horse field.

 

The two unbeaten juveniles dominate betting for the Group 1 dash for cash, with the Mark Kavanagh trained Chivalry on the third line of betting at $7.50.

 

Both Rubick and Earthquake ran identical times in winning their respective Blue Diamond Preludes at Caulfield earlier this month.

 

The Snowden stable is hopeful the wide gate won’t prove too much of a problem for Earthquake.

 

“She races forward and that will not change too much,” Paul Snowden told News Limited.

 

“I think she can overcome it.”

 

Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m, Group 1)

 

Caulfield, 5.10pm Saturday

 

1. Boomwaa – Gate 13 – Trainer: Robbie Laing – Jockey: Noel Callow – Weight: 56.5 – Odds: $41

 

2. Rubick – Gate 10 – Trainer: Gerald Ryan – Jockey: Brenton Avdulla – Weight: 56.5 – Odds: $2.90

 

3. Mohave – Gate 6 – Trainer: Peter Snowden – Jockey: Chris Symons – Weight: 56.5 – Odds: $35

 

4. Chivalry – Gate 5 – Trainer: Mark Kavanagh – Jockey: Stephen Baster – Weight: 56.5 – Odds: $7.50

 

5. Nostradamus – Gate 11 – Trainer: John Hawkes – Jockey: Glen Boss – Weight: 56.5 – Odds: $11

 

6. Jabali – Gate 3 – Trainer: Mick Price – Jockey: Damien Oliver – Weight: 56.5 – Odds: $15

 

7. Cornrow – Gate 4 – Trainer: Mick Price – Jockey: Luke Nolen – Weight: 56.5 – Odds: $51

 

8. Zululand – Gate 7 – Trainer: David Hayes – Jockey: Mark Zahra – Weight: 56.5 – Odds: $61

 

9. Francesco – Gate 8 – Trainer: Gai Waterhouse – Jockey: Vlad Duric – Weight: 56.5 – Odds: $51

 

10. Malaguerra Gate 1 – Trainer: Wez Hunter – Jockey: Brad Rawiller – Weight: 56.5 – Odds: $31

 

11. Stratum Star – Gate 12 – Trainer: Rick Hore-Lacy – Jockey: Craig Newitt – Weight: 56.5 – Odds: $41

 

12. Earthquake – Gate 15 – Trainer: Peter Snowden – Jockey: Damian Browne – Weight: 54.5 – Odds: $3.40

 

13. Nayeli – Gate 9 – Trainer: Gai Waterhouse – Jockey: James McDonald – Weight: 54.5 – Odds: $9.50

 

14. Golconda – Gate 2 – Trainer: Robbie Laing – Jockey: Daniel Stackhouse – Weight: 54.5 – Odds: $61

 

15. Top Dolly – Gate 17 – Trainer: Tommy Hughes – Jockey: Craig Williams – Weight: 54.5 – Odds: $61

 

16. Piacenza – Gate 14 – Trainer: Tony McEvoy – Jockey: Michael Rodd – Weight: 54.5 – Odds: $101

 

Emergency

 

17 Statue Of Liberty – Gate 16 – Trainer: Jerome Hunter – Weight: 56.5 – Odds: $301

 

*Odds courtesy of TAB Fixed Odds