Black bookers from last Saturday’s Blue Diamond Stakes meeting at Caulfield.

Black Booker #1

San Huberto (Race 1)

A nice return from San Huberto in the Mornington Cup Prelude.  He had to lump 60kg on Saturday and was only beaten narrowly by the inform Defibrillate over a distance clearly short of his best.  He started $5 in the Prix Kergorlay in France on August 23.  That race often produces horses that run well in the Melbourne Cup which is a good indication that he has some real quality.  Look for him stepping up to 2400m next start.

Black Booker #2

Moonlight Maid (Race 4)

Loved the return of the 2020 Australasian Oaks runner up – Moonlight Maid – who we hadn’t seen at the races for over nine months.  Her last place finish in the Mannerism Stakes is much better than it reads.  Beaten for speed early she was finding the line strongly over the concluding stages reeling off the fastest last 200m of the race.  She will be suited up in trip next start.

Black Booker #3

Steele Prince (Race 9)

Steele Prince put together an outstanding spring campaign and he appears to have come back in similar, if not better, order.  He raced three wide with out cover in the Peter Young Stakes and was left flat footed when they quickened.  However he picked up again to be beaten less than a length.  A terrific pipe opener and another to look for up in distance next start.