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Loving Gaby passed fit for Diamond start

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Loving Gaby has been passed fit to run in the Blue Diamond at Caulfield but has lost favouritism.

Loving Gaby has been displaced as favourite for the Blue Diamond Stakes despite being given the all-clear to run in Melbourne’s premier two-year-old race.

The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained filly underwent a second inspection by Racing Victoria vets on Friday after showing signs of lameness in her right foreleg a day earlier.

Fellow Blue Diamond contender Shotmaker has also been passed fit to run after showing signs of lameness on Thursday.

As a precaution both two-year-olds will again be examined on arrival at Caulfield on Saturday.

The Anthony Freedman-trained Godolphin filly Lyre has moved to $5.50 favouritism for the Group One race with Loving Gaby drifting to $6 while Shotmaker is a $14 chance.

Damien Thornton has been booked to ride the Tony McEvoy-trained Game Keeper after Barend Vorster was unable to make the trip from Singapore because of visa issues.

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