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The Autumn Sun comes late to claim Hobartville Stakes

It took the length of the straight for The Autumn Sun to catch the rapidly improving Vegadaze but the colt did and claimed the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill on Saturday overcoming a Soft 7 track in the process to frank the quality of the win.

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Raceday wagering review

The Godolphin filly Lyre, trained by Anthony Freedman, was too strong in the finish and took out Victoria’s richest two-year-old race, the Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) - Lyre shortened in to $5.50 but drifted out to $9.00 before punters crunched her back in to $7.50

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White Moss shines in Millie Fox Stakes

Rosehill’s rain impacted track on Saturday suited some and not others as the usual way, but one runner who relished the Soft 7 was Jason Coyle’s White Moss who led all the way under Kathy O’Hara to claim the Group 2 Millie Fox Stakes (1300m)

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Cummings: Avilius has an 'aura'

James Cummings ranked 2019 Blue Diamond Stakes Day as being in his 'top 10' for days at the track but you get the feeling Avilius is ranked even higher in the Godolphin pecking order after he destroyed his rivals in the Group 2 Peter Young Stakes at Caulfield.

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Booker cleans up Oakleigh Plate

A Group 1 victory still eludes Nature Strip but not so trainer Mat Ellerton, who collected his third Oakleigh Plate when Booker surged late to win.

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Lyre claims Blue Diamond for Freedman

The Freedman name returned on the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) honour roll as Godolphin's famous blue colours were carried to victory for the first time in the race by Lyre on Saturday.

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Cummings hails Alizee as 'toughest'

James Cummings has never doubted the resilience of Alizee but after the mare overcame a wide run to win her third Group 1 in the Futurity Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday, he was noticeably impressed.

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Time To Reign dominant in Silver Slipper win

What a difference a race makes for a two-year-old, Time To Reign dominated the Group 2 Chandon S Silver Slipper Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill on Saturday defeating the $1.70 favourite Tassort to more than make up for his fourth in the listed Lonhro Plate at Warwick Farm on February 9th when he was the $1.60 favourite

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Saturday and Sunday form

Saturday evening's meetings include South Africa’s Turffontein and Kenilworth, France’s Cagnes Sur Mer and Bordeaux, UK’s Kempton, Lingfield-All Weather, Newcastle-All Weather, Chepstow and Ireland’s Fairyhouse

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Betting Information on the Futurity Stakes, Oakleigh Plate and Blue Diamond Stakes

Betting Information on the Futurity Stakes, Oakleigh Plate and Blue Diamond Stakes

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Unbeaten Terbium upsets Zousain

He still has a way to go to match Winx but Australia might have another popular unbeaten star in its ranks following the surprise Zeditave Stakes win of Terbium at Caulfield on Saturday.

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Track conditions, form and scratchings for Rosehill

Track conditions, form and scratchings for Rosehill - Track Soft 7 - rail out 6m for the entire circuit - no irrigation for the last 24 hours, 6mm for the last seven days - 0.5mm of rain for the last 24 hours, 19.5mm for the last seven days - weather partly cloudy, chance of a shower 24c - 24 scratchings - FINAL

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Track conditions, form and scratchings for Caulfield

Track conditions, form and scratchings for Caulfield - Track Good 4 - rail out 3m for the entire circuit - 10mm of irrigation for the last 24 hours, 32mm for the last seven days - no rain for the last seven days - weather sunny 25c - 12 scratchings - FINAL

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Athiri's gate is no barrier

James Cummings has backed the versatility of his filly Athiri to overcome whatever scenario plays out in Saturday's $1.5 million Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield.

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Sydney Specials

Only lightly raced, So Taken went to the paddock in great form and proceeded to take a good step forward, when too strong late at Warwick Farm over 1100m

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The latest news update from Sky Racing

The latest Sky Racing news update on Friday with Andrew Bensley – Stars on show in Silver Slipper – Golden Tycoon bound for bigger things – Millennium winner to contest the Skyline - plus more of the latest racing news.

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The Patterson report on Rosehill

Rosehill Course Manager Shaun Patterson gives an update on the Rosehill track, the home of the Longines Golden Slipper, before the Hobartville Stakes meeting on Saturday - track currently a Heavy 8, rail out 6m for the entire circuit.

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Blue Diamond Stakes betting summary

Betting summary for the Melbourne Racing Club's Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday - Lyre has tightened with TAB from $9 to $5.50 favourite since Tuesday morning’s barrier draw - Loving Gaby has continued to drift

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Follow the market movers

Follow the fixed odds market movers for the Hobartville Stakes meeting at Rosehill and Blue Diamond Stakes meeting at Caulfield on Saturday - Futurity Stakes - Alizee $2.70-$2.50-$2.30 $940 @ $2.70, $500 @ $2.60 twice, $325 @ $2.60, $375 e/w @ $2.60/$1.40, $295 @ $2.60, $250 @ $2.60, $750 @ $2.50, $800 @ $2.40, $600 @ $2.40 twice, $500 @ $2.40, $1,000 @ $2.30, $800 @ $2.30, $550 e/w @ $2.30/$1.55, $550 @ $2.30

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The Melbourne Mail

Blue Diamond Day is one of the biggest and best on the racing calendar and it's a terrific betting heat in 2019 - with no standout performer going into the race this year we are left with depth in the chances and depth in the betting

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Oakleigh Plate betting summary

Betting summary for the Melbourne Racing Club's Group 1 Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield on Saturday - Nature Strip has received half of the money bet for the win and has firmed from $2.30 to $2.10 ‘Final Field’

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Futurity Stakes betting summary

Betting summary for the Melbourne Racing Club's Group 1 Futurity Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday - Alizee has received half of the money bet for the win and has tightened from $2.70 to $2.30 in ‘Final Field’

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Loving Gaby and Shotmaker passed by RV vets to start in Blue Diamond Stakes

Racing Victoria stewards' advised on Friday morning that both Loving Gaby and Shotmaker have been passsed fit to race on the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

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The Waller update for Saturday - Rosehill and Caulfield

Rosehill trainer Chris Waller gives a briefing on the stable's runners at Rosehill and Caulfield on Saturday - The Autumn Sun - 'He resumes on Saturday in good condition, he is about 10kg heavier than his impressive spring campaign, his attitude is fantastic and he has done everything we have asked him to do in his build up to Saturday’s race.'

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History Says - Blue Diamond Stakes

It's hardly breaking news to suggest it helps to be in winning form heading into a feature race - but, historically speaking, it is especially so when it comes to the $1.5 million Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m)

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