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Blue Diamond Stakes 2024 Betting Tips - Coleman gets the nod

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  • The Blue Diamond Stakes headlines Saturday's Caulfield meeting
  • This feature is one of three Group 1's on the February 24 card
  • A strong field has been assembled for the two-year-old major
  • Preview & selections are included below
Blue Diamond Tips
Can Coleman complete a hat-trick in the Blue Diamond Stakes? (Getty)
  

The Blue Diamond Stakes is Victoria's premier two-year-old event and this major headlines one of the biggest days of the summer/autumn period in Melbourne, with three Group 1's contested on the Caulfield program.
  • 2024 Blue Diamond Stakes Tips
  • 2024 Blue Diamond Stakes Field & Odds

A feature now worth $2 million, the Blue Diamond Stakes has attracted a large and competitive field for this year's edition.

At $4.60 via TopSport, Coleman is favourite for the 2024 Blue Diamond Stakes.

2024 Blue Diamond Stakes Tips


2024 Blue Diamond Stakes Best Bet - Coleman

The form was franked from his impressive debut victory in the Debutant Stakes, with Arabian Summer now a two-time winner, while Aardvark saluted at Listed level last week.

Coleman was even more impressive on return, recording a 2.75 length win in the Chairman's Stakes and the Merson Cooper winner (Eneeza) was well held in second there.

A son of Pierata who is bred to get over a little more ground, the Matt Laurie-trained colt has been able to absorb the tempo in both victories and he does have tactical speed.

With respect to Switzerland, I think Coleman has been the most impressive two-year-old this season outside of Storm Boy and barrier seven is just about ideal in the Blue Diamond.
2024 Blue Diamond Stakes Next Best Bet - High Octane

The Team Snowden colt prevailed on debut despite doing so much wrong in that January 26 event, where he was on the wrong leg and then was wayward in the home straight.

As a result of that Blue Diamond Preview triumph, High Octane started as a well-backed fav in the Prelude (C&G) here a fortnight ago, where he was badly held-up at key stages.

Especially given the market respect for Bodyguard here, who had a saloon passage in that key lead-up, I'm happy to lean towards the son of Deep Field from that Prelude.

He appeared to have a lot of natural improvement to come following that debut performance and with barrier 10 a positive for this talented colt, he could easily atone on Saturday.
2024 Blue Diamond Stakes Value Bet - Traffic Warden

Godolphin do have a decent record in the Blue Diamond and while their 2024 representative is bred to get over more ground, he did bolt in over the 1000m here at start two.

Prior that December 16 win, Traffic Warden did run into Storm Boy on debut and while he was not match for him over 1100m, he did put more than four lengths on third.

James Cummings only gave the son of Street Boss one quiet trial leading into his February 3 return at Rosehill, where he did look fresh when racing in restricted room.

He also gave a wound-up Prost 3kg in that Canonbury Stakes clash and there's decent opinion of that winner, who is in the Golden Slipper market and he'd be single figures here.

2024 Blue Diamond Stakes Field & Odds

                                                                          
No
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Barrier
Weight
Odds
1Rue De Royale (NZ)Tony & Calvin McEvoyChad Schofield1757kg$51
2SpywireCiaron MaherJohn Allen1857kg $31
3BodyguardPeter & Paul SnowdenMark Zahra 657kg $5
4ColemanMatt LaurieBen Melham 757kg $4.60
5Stay FocusedPhillip StokesDaniel Stackhouse 1557kg $17
6Dublin DownTony & Calvin McEvoy Harry Coffey357kg $51
7Traffic WardenJames Cummings Craig Williams 1457kg $26
8High OctanePeter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn1057kg $6
9ZestimanBen, Will & JD HayesDeclan Bates855kg$81
10FearlessPeter & Paul Snowden Michael Dee1655kg $21
11HayasugiClinton McDonaldJamie Kah 1155kg $21
12EneezaPeter G Moody & Katherine ColemanDamian Lane555kg $9.50
13Lady Of CamelotGai Waterhouse & Adrian BottAdam Hyeronimus455kg $6
14KuroyanagiWill Clarken & Niki O'SheaBrenton Avdulla255kg $21
15MatisseAnthony & Sam FreedmanLuke Currie155kg $17
16FlyerJason WarrenJye McNeil 1355kg $126
17eIn Her EyesLeon & Troy Corstens Blaike McDougall955kg $81
18eAltermatumTony & Calvin McEvoy TBA1255kg $151
Odds courtesy of TopSport & correct on 20/02/2024.
                                  

Verdict

Our tips for the 2024 Blue Diamond Stakes are:

Best Bet1: Coleman To Win @18/5 at Boylesports - 5 Units
Best Bet2: High Octane To Win @5/1 at Hollywood bets - 2 Units
Best Bet3: Traffic Warden Each Way @25/1 at Grosvenor Sports - 1 Unit
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