Impressive two-year-old colt General Beau will be given his chance to win Melbourne’s feature juvenile event with owner David Moodie to pay the late entry.
The Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra trained General Beau has now had four starts for three wins and a second after winning both the Blue Diamond Prelude and the Blue Diamond Preview however due to not being nominated for the Blue Diamond Stakes he was always doubtful to line-up in the final field on the 20th February.
The win in yesterdays Prelude for the colts and geldings persuaded his own to pay up the $55,000 late entry fee for the grand final in a fortnights time which looked the logical decision with the $1.5m event now being seen as a stallion making racing.
Moodie has 30 two-year-olds in work each season and it is his policy not to enter them for the major two-year-old races.
In 2009 he paid $150,000 as a late entry fee for his Golden Slipper winner Crystal Lily.
General Beau’s jockey Jamie Kah said thinks he would be better suited by a faster speed in the Blue Diamond Stakes.
“He just needs pace because he’s got so much left and he was just idling and pricking his ears,” Kah said.