Blue Diamond Stakes 2018
Group 1 $1.5 million Blue Diamond Stakes Caulfield, Saturday 25 February 2018
The Blue Diamond Stakes is the biggest two year old race on the calendar for the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival 2018. It is a Group 1 race for two-year-olds that takes at Caulfield Racecourse and is Victoria’s premier two year old race. The race is run under set weight conditions with colts carrying 55.5kg and fillies 53kg and is run over a distance of 1200 metres and worth $1.5 million in prize money. iTipsports will be there with all the action with our Melbourne Racing Tips.
The race was first run in 1971 and has grown in prestige along with that of two year old races such as the Golden Slipper Stakes held as part of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival 2018. Blue Diamond Stakes Tips and betting Blue Diamond Stakes Tips are sent out the day before race day and on race day our Late Mail email with the final look at the race from iTipsports exclusive Melbourne Racing Tips analyst Pete Brinky. Pete is one of Australia’s most informed and best judges of Racing form for over 25 years and he will be there with all of the form and tips for a big Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival 2018.
Melbourne Racing Tips
iTipsports Racing provides Melbourne Racing Expert Tips to subscribers the day before race day with an email and easy to read form sheet with selections, prices, rating and commentary to make sure you are informed for the days Racing. Blue Diamond Stakes day is Caulfield racecourse’s premier race day of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival. It also features Group 1 races Futurity Stakes and the Oakleigh Plate. Top class gallopers such as Sepoy (2011), Alinghi (2004), Bel Esprit (2002), Redoutes Choice (1999) Courtza (1989) and Zeditave (1988) have all won this race. Catchy was the winner of the 2017 Blue Diamond Stakes from Pariah and Formality. Of course the most famous of all winners of the Blue Diamond Stakes was the champion Manikato who also went on to win the Golden Slipper Stakes. The Blue Diamond Stakes has become in many ways the prelude to the Golden Slipper Stakes two year old race in the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival but is still a very important race. Blue Diamond Stakes Tips have great weight on what may happen in the Golden Slipper Stakes. Brilliant two-year-old Sepoy (2011) was the most recent galloper to win the Blue Diamond Stakes and then win the Golden Slipper.
Blue Diamond Stakes Tips and odds
The market for the 2018 Blue Diamond Stakes is very open with it $17 the field as follows:
$17 – Qafila, Ranier
$21 – Run Naan, Ollivander, Encryption, Nomathaj, Sacred Sword
$26 – Plague Stone, Lake District Girl