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79 juveniles remain in the hunt for Blue Diamond

The countdown is on to the Group 1 $1.5 million Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) with 79 two-year-olds among the third acceptances on Thursday for the showpiece at Caulfield on February 20. 

Godolphin has 14 juveniles still in contentions as they look to emulate the deeds of the operation’s most recent winner of Victoria’s premier juvenile race, Lyre in 2019. 

Their list of third acceptances is the largest of any stable and is packed with quality with Merson Cooper Stakes (1000m) winner Anamoe and fillies Blue Diamond Preview (1000m) placegetter Frost Flowers likely to join forces with a number of their stablemates on February 20. 

Ciaron Maher and David Eustace will unleash $3 Blue Diamond favourite Enthaar at her Victorian debut in Saturday’s Group 3 Chairman’s Stakes (1000m). 

The Written Tycoon filly, one of six third acceptors for the training duo, burst onto the scene with a breath-taking Gimcrack Stakes (1000m) victory in October and will tighten considerably for the Diamond if she can justify her odds-on quote on Saturday. 

Debutant Stakes (1000m) winner Fake Love, Golden Gift (1100m) victor Sneaky Five and Ottawa Stakes (1000m) runner-up Nice For What underline the stable’s arsenal. 

Nice For What’s Ottawa vanquisher Dosh, who backed up that victory with a brilliant win in the fillies Preview on Tuesday, will now head straight into the Blue Diamond for Grahame Begg. 

Cindy Alderson’s colt Jigsaw, Mick Price and Michael Kent (Jnr) pair Profiteer and Extreme Warrior and Freedman Racing colt Artorius are others prominent in all-in markets that remain in contention. 

Matthew Ellerton & Simon Zahra appear just once among the list but face a pair of big decisions, with the connections of colts & geldings Preview winner General Beau and fillies Preview runner-up Tayla’s Moment required to pay the $55,000 Final Later Entry Fee for each if they are to take their place in this year’s Blue Diamond. 

Winning sire’s honours remain up for grabs with I Am Invincible and Written Tycoon represented by six of their progeny, although the latter does boast the aforementioned Enthaar. 

The Blue Diamond Stakes series continues on Saturday week with the Preludes (1100m; Group 2 for fillies, Group 3 for colts and geldings) before the Blue Diamond Stakes takes centre stage two weeks later. 

2021 Neds Blue Diamond Stakes 
 
   
Third Acceptances      
To Be run at Caulfield, Saturday 20th February 2021     
     
     
Surname/BusinessFirst NameColourSexSireDamRegistered name
AldersonCindyBRCMANHATTAN RAINDEMANDZJIGSAW
AndersonRichardBFDE GAULLEGREAT CROSSRUE LEPIC
Busuttin Racing B/BRCMAURICESISTER SOUSSTATSURO
Chris Waller Racing BFASTERNSAKITTODIVINA
Chris Waller Racing BCFLYING ARTIEPALACE ROCKGIANNIS
Chris Waller Racing BCI AM INVINCIBLEMISS INTERIORSHOME AFFAIRS
Chris Waller Racing CHCNICONNIFAST AND SEXYCONEXY
Ciaron Maher & David Eustace BLKCCAPITALISTBELLE COUTUREFEUDAL EMPIRE
Ciaron Maher & David Eustace BFFASTNET ROCKSMALL MINDSSNEAKY FIVE
Ciaron Maher & David Eustace BFI AM INVINCIBLE ANATINA FAKE LOVE
Ciaron Maher & David Eustace GR/BRFNOT A SINGLE DOUBTREGISTERED NURSESEACOLE
Ciaron Maher & David Eustace B/BRFSHALAABANA WU NICE FOR WHAT
Ciaron Maher & David Eustace BFWRITTEN TYCOONFINAL AGREEMENTENTHAAR
Cumani Racing BRCBRAZEN BEAULEGAL MISTRESSBOLD INTENTIONS
Danny O'Brien Racing BCI AM INVINCIBLEI'M IN LOVETREPORTI
ClarkenWilliamBCSOOBOOGMAR MARAGOVERNOR PHILLIP
Ellerton Zahra Racing BFDISSIDENTMEZERAY MISSPARIS SHIRAZ
EurellGregBRFWOLF CRYGRAND MANNERSWOLVES
FreedmanMitchellB/BRCWANDJINABROADWAY HARMONYBROADWAY LANE
Freedman Brothers BCEXTREME CHOICENOTHIN LEICA STORMSTAY INSIDE
Freedman Brothers BCNOT A SINGLE DOUBTHONOR NETSINGLE HONOUR
Freedman Racing BRCFLYING ARTIEGRACIE'S LASSARTORIUS
Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott BFEXCEED AND EXCELCARAVELIEXCELA BELLA
Godolphin Australia BCEXCEED AND EXCEL IDA ATHELRIC
Godolphin Australia BCEXCEED AND EXCEL THALIA BACCHANALIA
Godolphin Australia BCEXCEED AND EXCEL MELPOMENE ZETHUS
Godolphin Australia CHFFROSTED ITAMERI FROST FLOWERS
Godolphin Australia BRCFROSTED OBSEQUIOUS INGRATIATING
Godolphin Australia BRCMEDAGLIA D'ORO CALLIOPE KALLOS
Godolphin Australia BCMEDAGLIA D'ORO MINIATURE MICRO
Godolphin Australia BRCMEDAGLIA D'ORO SHELTERS RETRIEVAL
Godolphin Australia BRFMEDAGLIA D'ORO CALAVERITE TELLURIDE
Godolphin Australia BFSHAMARDAL COLOUR TINGE
Godolphin Australia CHFSHOOTING TO WIN ANISE PICARONES
Godolphin Australia BBRCSTREET BOSS ANAMATO ANAMOE
Godolphin Australia BRFSTREET BOSS GLORIETTE ARCADED
Godolphin Australia CHCSTREET BOSS ESTEE CAPO STRADA
Grahame Begg Racing CHFRICH ENUFFRAISE UPDOSH
Hawkes Racing BCFASTNET ROCKSALMAHILAL
Hawkes Racing CHCSTAR TURNDUKEMOREMONTANA FLASH
KellyWendyBRCMAURICELOVE IS FICKLEHITOTSU
KeysKenCHFSTAR WITNESSVERNIERCALIPER
LEON & TROY CORSTENS BRCSHAMUS AWARDEXPRESS CENTRALUMGAWA
LLOYD KENNEWELL RACING PTY LTD CHCCAPITALISTGOLCONDAMARINE ONE
LLOYD KENNEWELL RACING PTY LTD CHCEXTREME CHOICEWANTED LADYABSEILER
LLOYD KENNEWELL RACING PTY LTD BCSEBRINGSIN SIN SINSINFUL MOMENT
LLOYD KENNEWELL RACING PTY LTD BCSIYOUNI UPFRONTDIRECT
LLOYD KENNEWELL RACING PTY LTD BRFWRITTEN TYCOONWIND ON TIDERUBY MOCKINGBIRD
M.G. Price Racing & Breeding CHCCAPITALISTATHENA LASSPROFITEER
M.G. Price Racing & Breeding BCEXTREME CHOICEHEART OF THRILLSEXTREME WARRIOR
M.G. Price Racing & Breeding CHCEXTREME CHOICEPINK PERFECTIONRED ROCKETSHIP
M.G. Price Racing & Breeding BCZOUSTARROCK THE MOMENTHOKU
McEvoy Mitchell Racing B/BRCBRAZEN BEAUARIZONA ROSERACE AGAINST TIME
McEvoy Mitchell Racing BCSTAR TURNDRAW FORWARD PEGASI
GollanTonyBFSEBRINGPOWER O'RAYLEEOCEANA
GollanTonyBFSIZZLINGPINPOINT ACCURACYSHARP AND HOT
MoroneyMichaelBFPRIDE OF DUBAIOLYMPIC DREAMLADY AUDREY
NeashamAnnabelCHFCHOISIRREGALLY BLONDENORTHULDRA
NeashamAnnabelBFI AM INVINCIBLEOMNISCIENTASHEMA
NeashamAnnabelBCSNITZELMADAM GANGSTERROYAL SHAKESPEARE 
NeashamAnnabelCHFSOOBOOGBELLA SUNDAYJESSICA RABBIT
PortelliGaryBRFWINNING RUPERTCOTTESMOREHI HI HI
Redgum Racing B/BRCSHALAANOT A HAPPY CAMPERCARRY ON CAMPING
RiellyGemmaBRFHEADWATERQUACKQUACKGINIBI
Robbie Griffiths & Matthew de Kock BCPRESS STATEMENT HOLD ME CLOSERDAILY BUGLE
Robbie Griffiths & Matthew de Kock GreyFTRUST IN A GUST MAGIC PULSETEMPEST CHARM
Robbie Griffiths & Matthew de Kock B/BRFWRITTEN TYCOON BELLE QUE DE LA FAYETTE
RyanGeraldBFNOT A SINGLE DOUBTPANORAMA RIDGEMALLORY
Snowden Racing CHCDEEP FIELDLINDY LOUBULLPEN
Snowden Racing BCI AM INVINCIBLEMARTINDALE HALLCONSTRUCT
Snowden Racing BCI AM INVINCIBLE OCTAVIA KING OF SPARTA
Snowden Racing BCSHALAA RATIONALITY REVIVALIST
Snowden Racing CHCWRITTEN TYCOON TENDER MERCIES CONGLOMERATE
StokesPhillipB/BRFPRIDE OF DUBAIBIRD OF FIREBIRD OF DUBAI
Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes BCEXCEED AND EXCELSTACKEDMT BULLER
Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes CHCTORONADOSUBTLE BREEZE TRAMONTANA
Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes BRCWRITTEN TYCOONDAROOK PARKFINANCE TYCOON
Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes B/BRCWRITTEN TYCOONGREGERSYULONG TURBO
WiddupBradBCSNITZELSCARLETT LADYENJOLRAS
       
TOTAL 3RD DEC'S -79     
2020 3RD DEC'S90     
2019 3RD DEC'S105     
2018 3RD DEC'S84     
2017 3RD DEC'S79     
2016 3RD DEC'S71     
2015 3RD DEC'S84     
2014 3RD DEC'S65     
2013 3RD DEC'S49     
2012 3RD DEC'S64     
2011 3RD DEC'S63     
2010 3RD DEC'S51     
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