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Road to Diamond not set for Street

Trent Busuttin will wait until later in the week to make a call on whether one of the stable's top seeds for the Blue Diamond Stakes runs in Saturday's Listed Blue Diamond Preview (1000m) at Caulfield.

The Cranbourne trainer said Larimer Street, who finished on the heels of Mr Cashman when on debut at The Valley last month, would have only one more run ahead of next month's $1.5 million juvenile feature.

The colt worked alongside the stable's other top two-year-old Tagaloa on Tuesday morning and Busuttin was more than pleased with their respective gallops.

He confirmed Tagaloa, who was Stakes-placed on debut before winning over 1000m at The Valley in December, would tackle the Blue Diamond Prelude (1100m) on February 8 en route to the Diamond.

"We're 50-50 with Larimer Street at this stage, we'll speak to the owners over the next couple of days and weigh things up," Busuttin said.

"He went straight out and had 10 days on the water walker after that run at The Valley.

"We were looking at trialing him next Tuesday, which we may still do, but we thought the race on Saturday might be as good as a trial and if he could come out and win that it would give him a month between runs into the Diamond.

"He galloped up very strongly this morning so we're just thinking about which is the best way to get to the Blue Diamond.

"He'll only have one shot at it, whether it be this race or the Prelude, so we'll probably pay up (for Saturday) and see what the draw is."

Busuttin said stablemate Chicamo would be suited back to 1000m in the fillies' division of the Preview on Saturday while Dissident filly Loburn Lass would kick off her career on Friday night at The Valley ahead of a potential tilt at the $2 million Inglis Millennium next month.

Caulfield hosts the Blue Diamond Previews on Saturday, picture ThoroughbredNEWS

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