1. General Beau
General Beau is a strong colt who has won 3 of his 4 starts including both starts this time in. He races up on speed making his own luck and will be ridden by the rising superstar Jamie Kah. Hard to knock.
On the quick back up after winning over 1100m down the Flemington straight last week. He is drawn to get a good run for William Pike from barrier 7. In the mix.
3. Finance Tycoon
Got too far back in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic on the Gold Coast. He did beat Ingratiating (narrowly) when they clashed during the Spring.
Won a strong maiden at Geelong two back. Then finished third in Sydney but was a long way from the smart Profiteer. Doubt he’s good enough to feature here.
Blinkers First Time. Produced an incredible finish to win at Sandown during the spring. Then we made him a black booker after he scorched home to narrowly miss last start. The step up from 1100m to 1200m looks ideal. A serious talent with a stack of upside. If there is a danger to Enthaar, then he might be it.
Showed some good speed to lead in the Blue Diamond Preview, fighting on well to finish in fourth place. Has the task ahead of him here from the outside barrier.
Good effort to run home into second against the pattern at his Geelong debut. Then was far too good at Sandown. Drops back in trip 100m and gets blinkers first time.
Brave effort to finish third after being trapped wide last time. Prior to that bolted in at Geelong on debut. Not out of this.
Worked home well after being forced to snag back from a wide gate first up. Will settle much handier on Saturday and gets blinkers for the first time. Consider for multiples!
10. Marine One
Another with blinkers on for the first time. He has found the line nicely in his two runs back. Multiples!
Far from disgraced on debut reeling off the third fastest last 200m of the race. Likely to be giving them a big start at the top of the straight.
Unbeaten filly. Did plenty wrong on debut but class prevailed. A much more professional effort in her return where she lead and won the fillies preview. Interestingly Graeme Begg has only elected to give her one run into this.
Boom filly. Yet to put a foot wrong and has done nothing but shorten since Blue Diamond future markets opened. Sat 3 wide on debut in the spring but still far too good. Returned with a lovely trial and then cruised around Caulfield to win first up with ease. Has drawn wide which makes things a little harder but still clearly the one to beat.
Unbeaten. She has won both her starts against the fillies with ease. The times suggest she needs to improve again to be a winning chance here.
Dwayne Dunn – back from injury – picks up the ride on Wolves. She has been solid at her two starts but looks unlikely here. A wide draw doesn’t do her any favours either.
Started $100-1 in the Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies) and was safely held. Not here.