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Unbeaten colt Hanseatic has been installed as the early favourite for the  Group 3 $200,000 Neds Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) (1100m) at Caulfield on Saturday after nominations were taken today.

Hanseatic, above in royal blue colours, is the favourite for the 2020 Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) at Caulfield. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Hanseatic, above in royal blue colours, is the favourite for the 2020 Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) at Caulfield. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Twenty-two juveniles have been entered for the colts and geldings Blue Diamond Prelude and another win by Hanseatic will see the Anthony Freedman trained two year old consolidate his spot at the top of the Blue Diamonds Stakes betting at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Hanseatic was promoted to the top of the Blue Diamond Stakes market order at $3.50 following his win in the Listed $160,000 Neds Blue Diamond Preview (C&G) (1000m) at Caulfield on January 25 and he is also the $2 favourite for this weekend’s Blue Diamond Prelude.

Freedman is expecting further improvement from the Street Boss colt this Saturday after he made it two wins from two starts at Caulfield last Saturday week.

“Obviously going forward to bigger races you want to see them put in a performance like that and put themselves ahead of them in an emphatic way,” Freedman said.

“He’ll improve.”

“He’s always been the most obvious. He’s here, he’s ready, he’s a two-year-old. There are some lovely horses at home but they’re not ready yet.”

“We like him. You never know until they’re put in against what’s around. He was impressive.”

The Peter and Paul Snowden trained Rulership was also impressive in winning a 1000m Randwick two year old Handicap on January 25 and is also among the nominations for the C&G’s Blue Diamond Prelude.

Nominations for the 2020 Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) (1100m)

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 35 AMISH BOY C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 64
2 6x BARBARIC C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 61
3 3 FIXATED C 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 64
4 59×2 GLENFIDDICH C 2 Robbie Griffiths 67
5 1×1 HANSEATIC C 2 Anthony Freedman 78
6 1x HARD LANDING C 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 74
7 21 JABALI RIDGE G 2 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 70
8 2 LARIMER STREET C 2 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 63
9 6 MYSTERIOUS ART C 2 Robbie Griffiths 61
10 NORTH PACIFIC C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
11 7216 RATHLIN C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 73
12 1 RULERSHIP C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 70
13 4 SEA WITNESS C 2 Byron Cozamanis 62
14 SHIRL’S DREAM G 2 Carlo Vidotto & Clay Beasy
15 0 SOUTHERN C 2 Tim Hughes 61
16 2 SPIRIT OF GIVING G 2 Gareth Andrews 63
17 31x TAGALOA C 2 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 70
18 15×8 TANKER C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 72
19 THE WATCHMAN G 2 Greg Eurell
20 44 TOSCANINI C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 61
21 1 VALAQUENTA C 2 James Cummings 65
22 WINSUM C 2 Ken Keys

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Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.