Trainer Grahame Begg, who won the Blue Diamond with Written By in 2018, looks to have another real live candidate for this year’s edition of the Blue Diamond after Dosh took out the Neds Blue Diamond Preview for fillies at Caulfield.
A chestnut daughter of Rich Enuff, Dosh ($5.50) was strong at both ends as she remained in charge from start to finish to make it two wins from two starts under a perfect ride from Jordan Childs, who was also the rider of Written By in the stable’s big race win three years ago.
“She is certainly a well above average filly with two starts for two wins,” said Begg.
“She just puts herself on speed and travels very smoothly. She had a fair bit of improvement in this race today. She will bounce out of that, because she only had the one jump-out coming into it.
“She gave 2kgs away, because she paid the penalty for winning a Group 3 in her first start, which is not easy to do particularly when you are up against good fillies. She gives it a red-hot go and Jordan (Childs) has ridden her a treat.
“She is a massive doer in the stable. She eats as much as the five and six-year-old geldings. There is no bottom to her. She is very exciting.
“Written By won a Prelude on his way to winning the Blue Diamond,” continued Begg. “She’s won a Preview.
“This year, unfortunately the way the races are structured, she won’t have another run leading into the Blue Diamond.
“We’ll probably try to give her a jump-out or a trial somewhere in-between … but she is all racehorse,” concluded Begg.
Tayla’s Moment ($12) finished second while the $1.65 favourite Frost Flowers had to settle for third place as only a little over half-a-length separated the first three runners across the line.