Written By won the Blue Diamond Prelude earlier this month.
Written By won the Blue Diamond Prelude earlier this month.

Begg sees Blue Diamond hope from wide draw

TWO of the key players in this Saturday's $1.5 million Blue Diamond Stakes, Written By and Kinky Boom, drew poorly at Tuesday morning's barrier draw.

Grahame Begg said the undefeated Written By had come through his last run in great fashion and he believed he could overcome the bad barrier.

Begg said although Written By had drawn barrier 18, he had good gate speed.

Begg also pointed out that Written By had also drawn out in his previous two wins.

"He likes to balance up and get into a good rhythm," Begg said.

Tony McEvoy's Kinky Boom drew barrier 14.

Lindsay Park's undefeated colt Long Leaf was well served drawing barrier seven.

 

 

Blue Diamond Stakes field

2YO, set weights no claims. Group 1, 1200m, $1,515,000  1 Long Leaf (7) K McEvoy 56.5 2 Written By (18) J Childs 56.5 3 Run Naan (2) A Mallyon 56.5 4 Prairie Fire (7) M J Zahra 56.5 5 Ollivander (3) C D Symons 56.5 6 Encryption (15) 56.5 7 Native Soldier (20) B Rawiller 56.5 8 Plague Stone 6 56.5 9 Grand Symphony (5) J McNeil 56.5 10 Enbihaar (19) C J Parish 54.5 11 Kinky Boom (14) C Williams 54.5 12 Lady Horseowner (12) N. Beriman 54.5 13 Ennis Hill (4) S Baster 54.5 14 Crossing The Abbey (9) L Nolen 54.5 15 Qafila (16) D Dunn 54.5 16 Oohood (10) L Currie 54.5 17e Aristocratic Miss (17) J Kah 54.5 18e More Than Exceed (8) D Tourneur 56.5 19e Roobeena (13) 54.5 20e Melveen (11) D Thornton 54.5

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