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The 2017 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 $200,000 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.

2017 Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 14×2 AZAZEL Tony McEvoy Regan Bayliss 13 55.5kg 73
2 21 PROPERTY Robert Smerdon Craig Williams 3 55.5kg 73
3 13×6 WAIT FOR NO ONE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damian Lane 6 55.5kg 71
4 1 PARIAH Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 9 55.5kg 74
5 21x CAO CAO Mick Price Mark Zahra 8 55.5kg 71
6 2x CAN’T REMEMBER John Moloney Luke Nolen 12 55.5kg 68
7 1 MARSUPIAL John O’Shea Ben Melham 5 55.5kg 64
8 3 INDERNILE Gerard Moloney Patrick Moloney 10 55.5kg 64
9 1 DUCIMUS Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Noel Callow 11 55.5kg 63
10 1 WILL’S BID David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 14 55.5kg 63
11 4 OVERSHARE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 2 55.5kg 62
12 5 SHEER MADNESS John Salanitri Stephen Baster 1 55.5kg 61
13 ANNUNCIATE Pat Hyland Ryan Maloney 4 55.5kg
14 MIGHTY BOSS Mick Price Craig Newitt 7 55.5kg

2017 Blue Diamond Prelude Nominations

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 ANNUNCIATE C 2 Pat Hyland
2 14×2 AZAZEL C 2 Tony McEvoy 73
3 2x CAN’T REMEMBER C 2 John Moloney 68
4 21x CAO CAO C 2 Mick Price 71
5 CUTLASS C 2 Mick Price
6 1 DUCIMUS C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 63
7 3 INDERNILE C 2 Gerard Moloney 64
8 1 MARSUPIAL C 2 John O’Shea 64
9 MIGHTY BOSS C 2 Mick Price
10 4 OVERSHARE C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 62
11 1 PARIAH C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 74
12 21 PROPERTY G 2 Robert Smerdon 73
13 SCUDTIME C 2 Matt Laurie
14 5 SHEER MADNESS G 2 John Salanitri 61
15 13×6 WAIT FOR NO ONE C 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 71
16 1 WILL’S BID C 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 63

Blue Diamond Prelude (C & G) Winners & Results

Winners and placers in the Blue Diamond Prelude (C & G) since 2000 with winning times.

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 Property 2 Pariah 3 Wait For No One  1:03.7
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

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