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Caulfield Blue Diamond Stakes Day

February 26th, 2022

I’m nervous. This is my first excursion out in public without a mask for what, six months? I’m triple vaxxed, but I’m in a vulnerable age group now. Time doesn’t seem to stand still for anyone these days. The last Blue Diamond I saw was two years ago! I have had one fleeting visit to Caulfield since then last May. There was a lot of excavation work going on and it looked like they were building a huge block of public toilets. It turns out that they are temporary stalls while they build new subterranean stalls and a parade ring. They will four metres below ground level! Part of the master plan apparently. And we are going to be sent out to Sandown while they do all this.

I arrived in time for the third where Gai’s horse Castlereagh Kid looked a standout. A measly $1.80 for the place, but nice to have a winner first up after such a long spell. In the next Yearning was a nice head down horse and powered home for third. I managed to get $2.80 for the place, and so now I was more than satisfied. Cascadian looked the goods in the next but $1.30 the place is not my sort of bet so I waited for the Diamond. I didn’t fancy the winner Daumier as the horse was gaping and the strapper needed two hands. But Revolutionary Miss was very relaxed and just nosed out by the colt. Three out of three for the day. Long may it continue.