Jig's BETU Racing Preview - 26 February 2022

Jig previews Australian thoroughbred racing at Caulfield for the Blue Diamond Stakes.

February 25, 2022
February 25, 2022


🔴 RACE 7- G1, Blue Diamond Stakes.💎

I've narrowed it down to 5 leading chances in this... 4 x Colts and 1x Filly.

#2 LOFTY STRIKE ($6)- (Barrier 13)

As of Thursday morning, this horse will have to pass a Vet check before running. He was reported lame to the vets this morning.

It will be such a shame if he doesn't run.

I love this horse. He's such a bomb proof, professional who just continues to raise the bar each time he goes to the races. 

Obviously he's  drawn a sticky gate, but should be able to park 3 wide in this (hopefully with cover) off a solid tempo and be extremely strong through the line.

Clear winning chance.... If they run!???  

#4 SEBONACK ($8.5) - (Barrier 8)

Big professional colt who won with some real authority first up, like a nice horse that he is!!  

His jump out since on Feb 18th, was the BEST jump out of the morning for mine and he looks to have improved since! 👀...  

He's the hardest to beat for mine!  Especially if Lofty Strike is scratched from the race!

#11 REVOLUTIONARY MISS ($8)- (Barrier 11).

The best filly in the race in my opinion and she couldn't of been anymore impressive last time! 

The stable have a magnificent record of peaking these 2YO's on Grand Final day and I'd be shocked if she wasn't in the finish.

#10 HAFEY  ($19)- (Barrier 14)- (I Am Invincible Colt)

Looks the best blow out chance this horse at odds. He couldn't of been anymore impressive on debut at Bendigo. 

While he didn't beat anything with any substance, it was the way that he did it!! He's a proper Group horse in the making, make no mistake.!

#6 JACQUINOT ($5)- (Barrier 10)

Has clear untapped ability, but jeez he does a lot wrong! 🙈...  

Will his barrier antics and slow beginning's cost him a Group 1!?? 

He was super on debut and was AGAIN huge last time when having no luck in running, but can he afford to make a mistake or two here and still beat them?! 

He can certainly win and he's possibly the most talented horse in the race, but he is far from the furnished product this bloke and a risky favorite to want to jump into at that current quote.

♎ To view SEBONACK (Orange silks) very impressive recent jump out, click on the link below.



Back #4 SEBONACK ew ($8.5) & #11 REVOLUTIONARY MISS ew ($8)

🔴 RACE 4 - G2- Angus Armanasco.

Hard not to be impressed with #4 ARGENTIA ($2.8) first up performance... She is a high class filly! 

While she steps up to 1400m for the first time here, she draws gate 1, Zahra sticks and she just might be in for one hell of an Autumn this girl! She's very good and a clear on top selection.

#1 YEARNING ($17) is a G1 Thousand Guineas winner at this track and steps out in this first up at 1400m after some nice jump outs in Sydney.. She will run a big race fresh.

#2 BON'S A PERLA ($21) is over the odds.  Prebble takes over here after being poorly steered at her previous two starts. Could shock.

The Waller pair in #8 ROOTS ($5.5) & #9 FINE POINT ($21) have both shown above average ability and don't look out of place in this race.


#4 ARGENTIA ($2.4) looks the BEST BET on the card. Id be backing her with some real confidence in this.


Should be very good pace in this with Marabi, The Jonker, Malkovich & Oxley Road all on pace speedsters engaged.

Happy to speck #10 POLAND ($61) at huge odds here.

Loved his most recent jump out against Nature Strip, Home Affairs etc and he might just get the race run to suit and have the last shot at them in this if they go quick.!? 

He's a 4YO who comes here first up after being gelded since his last prep. ✅..  8 of the last 10 winners of this race have been first up in this race.

His two first up runs prior to last preparation have seen him finish under a length to Aysar who was arguably the best 3YO sprinter in Victoria at that time, then first up at his next prep he won brilliantly over 1400m at G2 level beating Amish Boy, It'sourtime & I'm Thunderstruck! 

In my view, he is the joker in this pack, and the market has underestimated his chances.

While he's no "Woorim", I can sense a boilover in this and I have no doubt he's screwed down enough to run a bottler first up with no weight on his back and a hot tempo to coil up early off and try and land on them late! 

#1 WILD RULER ($9.5) is a very good horse, from a very good stable, who is very good fresh and has trialled extremely well leading into this race for his first up tilt! 

First up last campaign he ran 2nd to Nature Strip in the Concorde Stakes, before winning the G1 Moir 2nd up! He goes very well the Melbourne-way of going! 

While he does have to carry a big weight here (58kgs), he draws ideally in Barrier 6, where he will be able to stalk the pace midfield and gets the services of a big G1 rider on his back!  He is a real live chance! 

#7 AWAY GAME ($9) meets the favorite #5 MARABI ($2.5) 6kgs better at the weights for nearly running her down two starts back.  AWAY GAME is extremely well placed at the weights.

#13 GENERAL BEAU ($23), #9 MINHAAJ ($8.5)  & #2 ZOUTOURI ($27) have all jumped out very well in prep for this and top 3-4 finishes wouldn't shock.

♎To view POLAND most recent jump out, where 2nd to Nature Strip, click on the link below.



Loads of chances in this, but happy to speck #10 POLAND ($61) ,  #1 WILD RULER ($9.5) & #7 AWAY GAME ($9) all each way at the big odds on offer. (More so the place)


Think  #1 I'M THUNDERSTRUCK ($4) might still be one run away, and I would prefer him over a mile, but with a run under his belt now and the likelihood of a tad more pressure on in this, I can see him turning the tables on the gallant mare #4 TOFANE ($2.7).

It would be foolish to write TOFANE off, she looks to be airborne! BUT she was very well suited last start, and was given a peach ride by Mark Zahra. If she is able to dictate again, she will take some catching!    

#2 STREETS OF AVALON ($23) will play a vital role in I'm Thunderstruck winning chances.  If he rolls forward and keeps the pace genuine, I'm Thunderstruck chances are only enhanced... 

#3 MO'UNGA ($4.8) is a ripper and more than capable of winning this fresh. 

He was only beaten 1.5 lens in an Epsom when carrying a massive weight and drawing the carpark.. (57kgs, barrier 13)

He's had two solid trials leading into this, he flies flies fresh, draws a lovely gate in 4 and should get all the favors in running.. He's a BIG BIG chance in this! 


Think either #1 I'M THUNDERSTRUCK ($4) or #3 MO'UNGA ($4.8) will win this and I'd be happy backing both each way in this..

Quinella's and Trifectas with I'm Thunderstruck, Mo'unga & Tofane a must.


🟩RACE 1.

#5 MARS MISSION ($3.2) & #2 GENERATION ($2.25) Quinella.

🟩RACE 2.

#2 FLYING MASCOT ($1.85) win  & save on  #7 BOUND TO WIN ($8.5) each way/quinella's.

🟩RACE 3.

#10 MAHREZ each way ($8)

          GOOD LUCK !!! 🥷👊

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