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Long Leaf favourite for G1 Blue Diamond

Long Leaf - Darryl Sherer
Long Leaf

Darryl Sherer

Long Leaf (Fastnet Rock) is the slight favourite in the Gr.1 Blue Diamond Stakes after the barrier draw for the A$1.5 million race for two-year-olds at Caulfield.

Long Leaf is undefeated in three starts and was $7 with TAB fixed odds after coming up with barrier seven in a capacity field of 16 plus four emergencies for Saturday's 1200m-feature.

Godolphin's Plague Stone has remained at $8 after drawing barrier six while Oohood was also at $8 after coming up with gate 10.

Long Leaf is one of four runners for the Lindsay Park stable while Tony McEvoy has five acceptors, although Aristocratic Miss and Roobeena are emergencies.

Long Leaf is a graduate of the 2017 New Zealand Bloodstock Premier Yearling Sale, with the son of Fastnet Rock sold from Gordon Cunningham’s Curraghmore for $750,00 to Adrian Nicol of BBA Ireland. -AAP


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