Long Leaf has been best backed in early betting to take out the Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) this Saturday at Caulfield.
The Hayes/Dabernig trained colt heads the field and is three for three. His latest win came in the Preview when proving far too good for his rivals who he meets again in this. He was immediately freshened up with the Blue Diamond in mind and the money suggests he will remain unbeaten. After the barrier draw he opened $8.00 and since then has been well backed, now into $6.50.
He is the best backed and holds the call, while Plague Stone is on the next line of betting at $8.00. He opened $9.00 and touched $7.50 before a late drift due to money for Long Leaf.
Oohood is the only other runner to shorten in the Final Field market with the early $8.00 on offer turned into her current price of $7.50.
Impressive debut winner Kinky Boom is rock solid at $9.00 despite drawing a wide gate.