Kuroshio withdrawn from Blue Diamond Stakes

Racing Victoria stewards' reported on Tuesday morning that Peter Snowden's stable had advised that last Saturday's Group 3 Blue Diamond Prelude winner Kuroshio would not be proceeding forward to the $1m, Group 1 Patinack Farm Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on February 23rd.

Snowden took out both divisions of the Blue Diamond Prelude at Caulfield on Saturday with the Exceed And Excel colt Kuroshio taking the colts and gelding division and Guelph, by the same sire, impressively taking the fillies division a race later. Both were ridden by Darley's number one rider Kerrin McEvoy.

Kuroshio was at $26.00 in the market for the Blue Diamond Stakes with Guelph the current favourite at $3.00.

Following Guelph in TAB Sportsbet's market are:

Miracles Of Life - 3.00
Metastasio - 8.00
Thermal Current - 8.50
Overreach - 13.00
Crack A Roadie - 15.00
Montsequr - 21.00
Quest For Peace - 21.00
Others 26.00 and over

Miracles Of Life, Metastasio and Montsequr are not nominated for the Blue Diamond Stakes with the late entry fee $55,000 payable before noon on Monday, February 18th.

Kuroshio and Kerrin McEvoy winning the Group 3 Blue Diamond Prelude (1100m) at Caulfield on Saturday, picture