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Blue Diamond Veterinary Inspections

Racing Victoria (RV) veterinarians today completed their inspections of horses accepted to run in tomorrow’s Group 1 $2 million Sportsbet Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield. 

Zestiman (B, W & JD Hayes) and Kuroyanagi (Clarken & O’Shea) were both inspected for the first time today and passed suitable to race. 

The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained Bodyguard was reinspected today by a panel of three veterinarians (two from RV and one independent) after displaying signs of lameness yesterday. 

The colt had not improved and again presented with lameness. Accordingly, Bodyguard will be withdrawn from the race by RV Stewards acting on veterinary advice.

As a result, first emergency In Her Eyes (L & T Corstens) will now gain a start in the race.