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Preview To Confirm Hanseatic Diamond Hopes
Trainer Anthony Freedman, who trains a small, independent, string of horses for Sheik Mohammed out of stunning Pinecliff at Mount Eliza in Victoria, is bang on target to potentially deliver a second consecutive Blue Diamond Trophy to Godolphin’s principal with exciting colt Hanseatic. In 2019, the filly Lyre rocketed from the rear of the field to overwhelm her rivals. Godolphin-owned Hanseatic, by Street Boss from the wonderful family of Scandinavia, is the marginal favourite after winning the Listed Merson Cooper Stakes on debut at Flemington, and will get the chance to consolidate the position of speculators when he tackles Saturday’s Listed Blue Diamond Preview for colts & geldings at Caulfield. Meanwhile, AAP reports the stable is likely to field three runners in the fillies’ division: Supreme Idea, Award Winner and Bombay Rocket. The first two will race in the distinctive red and white striped silks of Jonathan Munz’ Pinecliff Racing.