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 Turf Deli Free Form Guides and Tips - Blue Diamond Stakes Newsletter 2010

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Oakleigh Plate and Blue Diamond Stakes 2011


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Blue Diamond Spectacular

The Melbourne Festival of Racing gets into full swing this week with one of the feature Melbourne Autumn events - the Blue Diamond Stakes for 2 Year Olds.

Two year olds are often a bit erratic, a bit wayward, a bit green and you never quite know what is going to happen next.

It is wonderful that the racing industry pays homage to Far North Queensland Cane Toad Racing with it's very own replica race in the Blue Diamond.

Herd them up, plonk some numbers on them, let them loose, watch them scamper in all directions and first across the line is the winner - just like the Blue Diamond !

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The Melbourne Racing Club at Caulfield is shaking racing up with a grab bag of new ideas, and yet have not considered introducing on course cane toad racing to compliment the equine action on race day.

Why not we ask? (don't say Turf Deli doesn't ask the tough questions).

The MRC have already suggested increasing the number of runners going around in the Caulfield Cup from 18 to 20 (plus a few emergencies on stand by). Safety issues have been raised about the tight squeeze out of the straight that often occurs in this race, but what punters really want to know is how they are going to handle the odds for the additional horses on the large tote display at the end of the straight – which only allows the numbers 1 to 20. Guess that's nothing some rope, a few large sheets of white cardboard, a black texta and a casually paid Irish back packer with a sense of adventure can't fix.

Then there is the idea of moving the Grand National Hurdle from Sandown to Caulfield, which Racing Victoria have knocked back, but the MRC are keen to pursue.

What about a Mad Middle East Dictator Race Day ? Seems to be a few of them around at the moment with some time and spare cash on their hands.

They are also keen to have the feature race as late in the day as possible to increase ratings leading into the Channel Nine news. This is obviously a blatant bid to capture that much desired demographic - those who stay tuned to the TV 24/7 waiting for the next fascinating instalment in Shane Warne's love life. Everyone knows little 2YOs should be tucked up in their beds dreaming of winning back to back Melbourne Cups well before the 6pm news comes on.

Last Week's Results

No Caviar For Turf Deli Punters

The Turf Deli tips bombed out last week at Flemington. We are not a huge fan of caviar anyway - preference is for family sized pizza.

From 8 races there were two winners on top, but they were extra short, skinny and bloomin' obvious (Race 1 : 10-ANEVAY W=$1.90, Race 6: 7-BLACK CAVIAR W=$1.30), and just two other winners in the selections for the day.

The Betting Portfolio only managed a small return with one of the Best Bets of the Day winning at shorter than expected odds. Rather disappointing as it did look a good thing in the first race, and was a tasty $3.80 when we mailed out on the Friday morning, but everyone else saw what we did and she started so short it was barely worth the walk to the TAB.

BEST WIN : Race 1: 10-ANEVAY $15 WIN 1st W=$1.90 = $28.50

The only plus is that we didn't get sucked into following those short priced runners from the Lloyd Williams stable. In the last race 15-STUDLEY PARK has started an ludicrous W=$1.50, and ended up running a well beaten 4th. We have sent a suggestion off to the Prime Minister that instead of a flood levy, the federal government could just collect money off these punters who keep backing this stable's horses at super short odds - obviously they have loads of money they don't really need.

View last week's Lightning Stakes results

View our list of horses to follow at the Black Book

View our results for this season at the Bottom Line

This Week's Free Form Guide

Caulfield - Blue Diamond Stakes - 26th February 2011

TRACK: DEAD(4) - WEATHER: FINE - RAIL: OUT 3M

Detailed form guide for the Oakleigh Plate and Blue Diamond Stakes.

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