St George Stakes 2011 Betting Guide – Blue Diamond Stakes Day

January 20th, 2011

The 2011 St George Stakes will take place at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday, February 26 as part of the premier line-up of races making up this year’s Blue Diamond Stakes Day.

Blue Diamond Stakes Day is one of the major feature meets of the annual Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival and features seven Group status races including the marquee race, the $1 million Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m).

The St George Stakes is a great guide to the Australian Cup so check the odds on both races at Luxbet

Another quality event to enjoy a bet on at Luxbet on Blue Diamond Stakes Day 2011 is the Group 2 St George Stakes (1800m) , a weight-for-age showdown worth $200,000 in prize money.

Horses running in the St George Stakes field may have come via a number of earlier autumn races including the Group 2 Australia Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on January 28 and the Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill on February 19.

The Group 1 CF Orr Stakes, held at Caulfield on February 12, is another race horses contesting the St George might run in first.

After contesting the St George Stakes, runners may continue their autumn campaigns with a start in the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) at Warwick Farm the following Saturday or the $1 million Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington on March 12.

Last year’s St George Stakes winner La Rocket had previously run third in the Australia Stakes, making this race a great guide for punters, while 2010 St George Stakes runner-up Heart Of Dreams came via a second place finish behind Typhoon Tracy in the CF Orr Stakes and went on to run a close fourth in the Australian Cup.

In 2009, Theseo ran third in the CF Orr Stakes before winning the St George Stakes that year and then finished second in the Australian Cup, beaten by a mere neck.

Horses heading towards a spot in the 2011 St George Stakes field include eight-year-old Western Australian champion Scenic Shot and impressive Warrnambool galloper Moudre.

The 2011 Pure Blonde St George Stakes final field will be released on February 23.

Betting on the Blue Diamond Stakes Day races including the St George Stakes will open at premier online bookmaker Luxbet shortly so get ready for the action by opening your Luxbet account today!