- Date: Saturday February 13, 2016
- Racecourse: Caulfield
- Race Distance: 1100m
- Conditions: 2yo, Colts & Geldings, Set Weight
- Prize Money: $200,000
2016 Blue Diamond Prelude (C & G) News
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The 2016 Blue Diamond Prelude is a Group 3 race that takes place in the first half of February for the best two year old talent in work. There are two separate races, one for the colts and geldings and another for fillies.
The race is run under set weight conditions over a distance of 1100m at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne. The race is worth a total of $125,000 in prize money and more importantly gives a great lead in to the main event Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes.
The Blue Diamond Prelude is contested on the same program that includes the Group 1 C.F. Orr Stakes.
All trainers attacking this event are looking for runs that put their horses in the best possible condition for the Blue Diamond Stakes which is run on the same track a fortnight later.
The fillies version on the Blue Diamond Stakes is run on the same card as the colts and geldings race.
There is also a Blue Diamond Preview that acts as the perfect lead in event for both this race and then ultimately the Group 1.
Sepoy made history in 2011 when he won the Blue Diamond Preview, Blue Diamond Prelude and ultimately the Blue Diamond Stakes as well.
His efforts excel beyond a host of champions that won this race but couldn’t manage all three.
Some of those horses include the mighty Lonhro in 2001, Bel Esprit in 2002, Perfectly Ready in 2005 and Real Saga in 2009.
2016 Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) Field
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||1×4||POWER TRIP||John McArdle||Jamie Mott||4||55.5kg||73|
|2||4×1||COHESION||John O’Shea||Ben Melham||12||55.5kg||76|
|3||31x||STAR TURN||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||8||55.5kg||68|
|4||11×5||BULLION WOLF||Lloyd Kennewell||Joe Bowditch||3||55.5kg||68|
|5||2||DEFCON||Peter & Paul Snowden||Blake Shinn||13||55.5kg||66|
|6||2||CAPANNELLO||Robbie Griffiths||Jye McNeil (a)||5||55.5kg||70|
|7||2x||FLYING ARTIE||Mick Price||Damien Oliver||16||55.5kg||68|
|8||3||EL VENETIAN||Peter G Moody||Daniel Stackhouse||15||55.5kg||66|
|9||3||CHINA DREAM||Mick Price||Craig Newitt||14||55.5kg||63|
|10||6||WEATHERLY||Paul Messara||Douglas Whyte||9||55.5kg||61|
|11||6x||LOS CABOS||Mick Price||Michael Dee (a)||1||55.5kg||62|
|12||–||AMBITIOUS EX||Wez Hunter||Glen Boss||6||55.5kg||61|
|13||–||BLACK ENERGY||Peter J Clarke||Darren Gauci||11||55.5kg||61|
|14||–||LIONHEARTED||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Nicholas Hall||2||55.5kg||61|
|15||–||OCEAN GROVE||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Damian Lane||7||55.5kg||61|
|16||–||REVOLVING DOOR||Clinton McDonald||Mark Zahra||10||55.5kg||61|
2016 Blue Diamond Prelude Nominations
Blue Diamond Prelude (C & G) Winners & Results
Winners and placers in the Blue Diamond Prelude (C & G) since 2000 with winning times.
|2016||1 Flying Artie||2 Star Turn||3 China Dream||1:03.0|
|2015||1 Of The Brave||2 Pride Of Dubai||3 Sampeah||1:03.6|
|2014||1 Rubick||2 Jabali||3 Chivalry||1:03.7|
|2013||1 Kuroshio||2 The Bowler||3 Dissident||1:04.0|
|2012||1 General Rippa||2 Rusambo||3 Derment||1:04.1|
|2011||1 Sepoy||2 Running Tall||3 Huegill||1:03.0|
|2010||1 Beneteau||2 General Truce||3 The Greatandthegood||1:02.5|
|2009||1 Real Saga||2 Reward For Effort||3 Starspangledbanner||1:03.7|
|2008||1 Wilander||2 Exceedingly Good||3 Minnesota Shark||1:03.9|
|2007||1 Shrewd Rhythm||2 Zizou||3 Victory Chant||1:03.4|
|2006||1 Due Sasso||2 Wonderful World||3 Swinging Bachelor||1:03.4|
|2005||1 Perfectly Ready||2 The Rhine||3 Bradbury’s Luck||1:03.9|
|2004||1 Way West||2 Oratorio||3 Sanziro||1:03.4|
|2003||1 Hammerbeam||2 Murphy’s Blu Boy||3 Scaredee Cat||1:03.7|
|2002||1 Bel Esprit||2 Cool Trent||3 Step Ahead||1:05.2|
|2001||1 Lonhro||2 Niewand||3 Tosamba||1:03.3|
|2000||1 Happy Giggle||2 Lord Dane||3 Sparks||1:04.6|