Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Watch Live Racing FREE!
Sign-up now and Watch every Race Live and Free on your Phone!
Back A Winner!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Back Yourself!
Sign-up and start betting with Ladbrokes in 2 minutes!
Best Of The Best Odds!
Bet With Palmerbet and get Paid Top Fluc or Top Tote!!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Image: Steve Hart
Rulership is set to clash with Blue Diamond favourite Hanseati in the Prelude at Caulfield this weekend

Peter Snowden has won three Blue Diamond Stakes and the trainer expects the Preludes at Caulfield to provide a pointer to his chances of a fourth.

Snowden and his son Paul have impressive Randwick debut winner Rulership set to clash with the Anthony Freedman-trained Blue Diamond favourite Hanseatic in Saturday’s Prelude (1100m) for colts and geldings.

While unbeaten Hanseatic was dominant in the Preview at Caulfield on January 25 at his second start, Rulership impressed on debut at Randwick the same day with a 2-1/4-length win and is second favourite for the Blue Diamond Stakes.

“This will be his first start at Caulfield which is never easy but he was pretty impressive in his only start and his trials had been pretty good leading into it,” Snowden said.

“The favourite for the Diamond is in there so we’ll see how he measures up against him on Saturday.

“Rulership is well above average. The only thing he lacks is a bit of race experience that way, so if he gets close to Hanseatic on Saturday you’d dare to think he would improve a bit off that in a fortnight.”

Snowden won the Group One Blue Diamond with Sepoy (2011) and Earthquake (2014) when head trainer for Darley and added another in partnership with Paul with Pride Of Dubai in 2015.

He said Rulership looked to be the stable’s leading Blue Diamond contender but he was keen to see what Fresh did in Saturday’s fillies Prelude before deciding whether she pressed on.

Fresh won on debut at Geelong then finished second to A Beautiful Night in the fillies Preview after a less-than-ideal run from a wide draw.

“This will be her third run so I don’t believe in going too far in their first preparation,” he said.

“I’m not worried about her condition-wise. It’s just how she is mentally before and after the race that will tell me whether she needs to go one more or Saturday will be enough.

“I certainly wouldn’t rule out going to the Diamond, but we’ll know more after Saturday.”

Fresh is one of the leading contenders for the fillies Prelude and will be joined by stablemate Diamondesque who won on debut at The Valley in December.

Snowden believes Diamondesque is blessed with natural ability but will improve on whatever she does on Saturday.

“If she’s competitive she could bounce on and go to the Diamond,” he said.

Barbaric was kept in Sydney after drawing wide at Caulfield and he could clinch a Diamond start if he performs strongly in Saturday’s Lonhro Plate at Warwick Farm.

*Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. T’s & C’s apply. Gamble responsibly.
Featured News

Free Racing Bonus Bets and Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

Horse Racing Big Bets – inc Queen Elizabeth Stakes 11/4/2020

We take a look at the big bets the online bookmakers have taken on Saturday’s horse racing around the country...

Watch: Is this $500 bargain buy a future star?

I’m not saying this filly will scale any great heights, and no doubt there will be comments below after reading...

Hefty cobalt bans for father-daughter trainers

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has handed lengthy cobalt bans to father-and-daughter training partners Terry and Karina O’Sullivan. The...

Queen Elizabeth Stakes plunge on Japanese star

Punters think Japan will continue their dominance when they come down under via Danon Premium, who has been backed with...

11/4/2020 Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets – Randwick, Queen Elizabeth Stakes day

Day Two of The Championships at Randwick on Saturday is shaping up to be one of the race meetings of...

Watch: Victorian Premier happy for racing to continue

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has given the state’s racing industry his support to continue during the COVID-19 pandemic. As Tasmanian...

Snowdens want to retire Redzel

Dual Everest-winning sprinter Redzel may have run his last race with co-trainer Peter Snowden signalling retirement is looming. Redzel ran...

Queen Elizabeth Stakes

The is a race held at in New South Wales each year during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. The ()...

Sydney Cup

The is a race held at in New South Wales each year during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.. The () boasts...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

Which bookmaker should you bet with? We Review each of the leading online Australian Bookmakers and rate them in order...

Copyright © 2020 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.