Smerdon To Wind Back Clock In G1 Diamond

Fontiton with jockey Mark Zahra
Robert Smerdon is trying to win his second Blue Diamond Stakes - 30 years after his first. Yet it's anything but three decades of missed opportunities for the trainer who has the favourite Fontiton and outsider Thurlow ready to go in the $1 million race for two-year-olds at Caulfield on Saturday. Since Smerdon trained Let's Get Physical to win the 1985 Blue Diamond he's had barely a handful of runners in the Group One race. Fontiton with jockey Mark Zahra But that can easily be put down to good… read more
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Leading Trainers

Wins

Rank Trainer Wins Runs Win%
1 Darren Weir 275 1664 16.53
2 Chris Waller 214 1640 13.05
3 Peter Snowden 213 1355 15.72
4 Peter G Moody 203 1234 16.45
5 Lee Freedman 149 929 0.00
6 John O'Shea 141 763 18.48
7 Gai Waterhouse 139 833 16.69
8 Kris Lees 123 721 17.06
9 D & T Hayes & Dabernig 119 777 15.32
10 Mick Price 117 710 16.48

Percentage

Rank Trainer Wins % Runs 1st
1 Edward Lynam 54.55 11 6
2 Matthew Wood 45.45 11 5
3 Jason Judge 41.67 12 5
4 Graeme Boyd 38.46 13 5
5 Colin Smith 37.50 16 6
6 Ken Moore 37.50 16 6
7 Andreas Wohler 37.50 16 6
8 Stephen Cooper 36.36 11 4
9 Edward Jonson 35.71 28 10
10 Jamie McConachy 35.71 56 20

Runners

Rank Trainer Runs 1st Wins %
1 Darren Weir 1664 275 16.53
2 Chris Waller 1640 214 13.05
3 Peter Snowden 1355 213 15.72
4 Peter G Moody 1234 203 16.45
5 David Hayes 1144 100 8.74
6 Lisa Latta 973 89 9.15
7 Lee Freedman 929 149 0.00
8 Paul Perry 865 93 10.75
9 Neville Parnham 846 73 8.63
10 Robbie Griffiths 836 95 11.36

Leading Jockeys

Wins

Rank Jockey Wins Rides Win%
1 William Pike 179 941 19.02
2 Blake Shinn 165 846 19.50
3 James Mc Donald 156 763 20.45
4 Dean Yendall 150 942 15.92
5 Matthew Cameron 136 824 16.50
6 Greg Ryan 134 662 20.24
7 Danielle Johnson 127 945 13.44
8 Brad Rawiller 127 883 14.38
9 Joao Moreira 125 601 20.80
10 Robert Thompson 120 775 15.48

Percentage

Rank Jockey Wins % Runs 1st
1 Amber Comb 57.14 14 8
2 Clay Beasy 46.15 13 6
3 W M Lordan 41.67 12 5
4 Yuichi Fukunaga 35.71 14 5
5 C Soumillon 33.33 48 16
6 Frankie Dettori 32.81 64 21
7 Steven Pateman 32.50 80 26
8 M Scorse 32.14 28 9
9 Mr A Bodey 31.91 47 15
10 Dan Ballard 31.62 117 37

Runners

Rank Jockey Rides 1st Wins %
1 Rory Hutchings 982 113 11.51
2 Grant Buckley 946 76 8.03
3 Danielle Johnson 945 127 13.44
4 Dean Yendall 942 150 15.92
5 William Pike 941 179 19.02
6 Timothy Bell 937 117 12.49
7 Jimmy Byrne 917 116 12.65
8 Brad Rawiller 883 127 14.38
9 Tegan Harrison 871 82 9.41
10 Tommy Berry 863 119 13.79

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