BLUE Diamond favourite Miracles Of Life is as “bright as a button” following her stunning Blue Diamond Fillies Preview win, but trainer Daniel Clarken ruled out running the filly in the Diamond Prelude.
Clarken said Miracles Of Life, which will be floated tonight back to his Adelaide stables so she could quickly get back into her routine, didn’t need to return for the Prelude at Caulfield on February.
“I think we will go straight to the Diamond, we don’t need to expose her again,” Clarken said.
“She has been around Caulfield, she has done the whole thing. I know it is a month to the Diamond, but yesterday was three weeks since her last start.
“I can’t see why she shouldn’t go straight to the Diamond.”
Clarken said he was pleased with how well the filly came through her electrifying win at Caulfield, which rocketed her to a $3 Diamond favourite with Sportsbet.com.au.
He added that Miracles Of Life, whose three wins have come at a cumulative margin of 18 and three-quarter length, was “something special.”
“She has been out for a good walk this morning, she is as bright as a button,” enthused Clarken.
“I could not be happier. She looked really good in herself this morning, there is still plenty of her. She hasn’t tightened up.”
Clarken said he was especially pleased with how well apprentice Lauren Stojakovic handled the occasion and delivered what he described as a “sensational ride”.
“I was very proud of her. I couldn’t ask a person to present herself or ride in any better manner,” he said.