Dwayne Dunn will be looking to renew his love affair with the Blue Diamond Stakes on Saturday.
The sparkle will be back in Dunn’s eyes this Saturday when he gets a leg up aboard the Greg Eurell trained Wolves for the 2021 Edition of the Blue Diamond just three days after he makes his return to the saddle following a long, injury enforced layoff from neck fractures he suffered in a barrier stalls incident at Moonee Valley.
Dunn famously won the Blue Diamond four years in a row from 2005 to 2008. His winners were Undoubtedly (2005), Nadeem (2006), Sleek Chassis (2007) and Reaan (2008), in a period where he seemingly owned the race.
Dunn formally make his comeback today at Sandown. That will be low key compared to the massive step up to the Group 1 Blue Diamond contest so soon after a serious injury, but Dunn will be relishing the opportunity to target a fifth Blue Diamond success.
Wolves, a Wolf Cry filly, goes into the Blue Diamond as a Maiden but she did finish a creditable fifth, just 1.50 lengths behind Dosh in a Group 3 on debut in the Blue Diamond Preview … and then followed up with a third place behind Arcaded in the Group 2 Blue Diamond Prelude, albeit 4.25 lengths behind the winner.
The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace trained Enthaar dominates the betting for the Blue Diamond at $2.30 with other one other runner, General Beau ($7.50) quoted in single figures.
Wolves is currently unwanted in the betting at $61 with Sportsbet.