In our new weekly fixture BLACKBOOKED, we’ll take a look every Monday at the top five horses that were Blackbooked by Sportsbet punters in the previous week’s racing. You don’t have to look hard to find someone trying to tell you about a good thing – but this way you can get a good look at what fellow punters are keeping tabs on without anyone’s opinion getting in the way.
Blue Diamond Prelude Colts/Geldings
The Robert-Smerdon-trained colt got the best of Pariah in the Colts/Geldings Blue Diamond preview, winning by three-quarters of a length. The two-year-old Starcraft colt has since tightened into equal second-favouritism for the Blue Diamond at $7.00.
4. Burning Front
The Darren Wier-trained six-year-old grabbed his third win on the trot to knock over a talented field in the G3 Clyon Cup at Caulfield on Saturday that included Humidor, Tally, Tom Melbourne and Real Love.
Kevin Hayes Stakes
The three-year-old filly out of the Hayes/Dabernig yard put in an excellent shift on Saturday at Caulfield to make it four wins in six starts. She jumped as a short-priced favourite and duly saluted, winning by a couple of lengths.
Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies
A close call between first and second place this week, with less than 30 punters separating Catchy with the number one selection. The two-year-old filly out of the Hayes/Dabernig yard just grabbed Limestone on the line in a gutsy run. She’s currently the $4.80 favourite for the Blue Diamond Stakes on the 25th of February.
1. Black Heart Bart
C F Orr Stakes
Bart was back to his brilliant best on Saturday at Caulfield and punters obviously liked what they saw. The Darren Weir-trained gelding smoked his rivals to collect his fourth career Group 1 and improve his record at Caulfield to 4 — 1. Black Heart Bart is being set for the Futurity Stakes in late February before a tilt at the Autumn Carnival in Sydney.