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Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies)

The 2018 Blue Diamond Prelude for Fillies is a Group 2 contest held annually at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne. The event is run every February alongside an identical race for colts and geldings.

It is a two-year-olds only race and is the lead up to one of the most anticipated events of the Melbourne Autumn carnival. The Group 1 Blue Diamond stakes is Melbourne’s premiere two-year-old contest making the Blue Diamond Prelude a highly important event.

The runners are pushed across a 1100m trek in the pursuit of not only the $125,000 prize but also momentum leading into the Group 1 later in the carnival.

They race with set weight meaning this is a true test to find the best two year old the country has to offer.

As juveniles the girls can sometimes have a pretty tough time of it coming out of this race and then lining up against the boys.

It’s not impossible though as Alinghi  showed back in 2005 when she won the fillies Blue Diamond Prelude and then went on to win the Blue Diamond Stakes.

Horses coming into this race are likely to have also run in race one of the series, the Blue Diamond Preview.

It’s an identical assignment for fillies accept over 100m less.

There have been a string of good horses to come through the Blue Diamond Prelude with this race increasing stud value drastically.

Rose Of Danehill won this race in 1997 with Brief Embrace the winner in 2002.

Alinghi was one of the best ever with her 2004 win and Psychologist set a blistering pace with her 2010 triumph.

2018 Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies) Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 4×12 CROSSING THE ABBEY Tim Hughes Beau Mertens 9 55.5kg 70
2 2×3 OOHOOD Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 6 55.5kg 68
3 1 ENBIHAAR David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Stephen Baster 5 55.5kg 65
4 21 AL NAIFA Tony McEvoy Craig Williams 13 55.5kg 63
5 1 ANGEL David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 3 55.5kg 63
6 1 LA PARVA James Cummings Dwayne Dunn 2 55.5kg 63
7 4x SEABROOK (NZ) Mick Price Damien Oliver 4 55.5kg 63
8 4 DOWNLOADS David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 7 55.5kg 63
9 5 PURE ELATION Peter & Paul Snowden Michael Walker 11 55.5kg 62
10 6 LAKE DISTRICT GIRL Tony McEvoy Damian Lane 10 55.5kg 61
11 DIAMOND REFLECTION Mick Price Jake Noonan 8 55.5kg
12 PERSUADER Mick Price Andrew Mallyon 1 55.5kg
13 SUNDARBANS (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes James Winks 12 55.5kg

2018 Blue Diamond Prelude Nominations

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 14x QAFILA F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 1 55.5kg 72
2 4×12 CROSSING THE ABBEY F 2 Tim Hughes 2 55.5kg 70
3 2×3 OOHOOD F 2 Tony McEvoy 3 55.5kg 68
4 1 ENBIHAAR F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 4 55.5kg 65
5 21 AL NAIFA F 2 Tony McEvoy 5 55.5kg 63
6 1 ANGEL F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 6= 55.5kg 63
7 1 LA PARVA F 2 James Cummings 6= 55.5kg 63
8 4x SEABROOK (NZ) F 2 Mick Price 8 55.5kg 63
9 4 DOWNLOADS F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 9 55.5kg 63
10 5 PURE ELATION F 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 10 55.5kg 62
11 7 DU WELL F 2 Robbie Griffiths 11= 55.5kg 61
12 6 LAKE DISTRICT GIRL F 2 Tony McEvoy 11= 55.5kg 61
13 DIAMOND REFLECTION F 2 Mick Price 13= 55.5kg
14 MISS MATRIARCH F 2 Robbie Griffiths 13= 55.5kg
15 NADURI F 2 David Brideoake 13= 55.5kg
16 NUCLEAR BLITZ F 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 13= 55.5kg
17 PERSUADER F 2 Mick Price 13= 55.5kg
18 PIERRO BELLE F 2 Tony McEvoy 13= 55.5kg
19 SUNDARBANS (NZ) F 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 13= 55.5kg
20 0 TATIARA F 2 Robbie Laing 13= 55.5kg 60

Blue Diamond Prelude (F)  Winners & Results

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

Year Results Winning Time
2018 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2017 1 Catchy 2 Limestone 3 Artic Angel 1:03.6
2016 1 Samara Dancer 2 Concealer 3 Miss Nymeria 1:03.1
2015 1 Fontition 2 Miss Gidget 3 Flamboyant Lass 1:02.8
2014 1 Earthquake 2 Eloping 3 Lumosty 1:03.7
2013 1 Guelph 2 Montsegur 3 Godiva Rock 1:03.8
2012 1 Samaready 2 Formidable 3 Sweetener 1:03.3
2011 1 One Last Dance 2 Glissade 3 Hallowell Belle 1:03.6
2010 1 Psychologist 2 She’s Got Gears 3 Jalsah 1:02.6
2009 1 Rostova 2 Corsaire 3 Rose Darmore 1.04:5
2008 1 Believe’n’succeed 2 Sugar Babe 3 Burgeis 1:03.7
2007 1 Camarilla 2 Belcentra 3 Behind 1:03.7
2006 1 Nediym’s Glow 2 Satin Robes 3 Anhinga 1:03.4
2005 1 Doubting 2 Amarazetti 3 Street Smart 1:04.2
2004 1 Alinghi 2 Find The Cash 3 Marie Madelaine 1:03.6
2003 1 Halibery 2 Rinky Dink 3 Gaelic Princess 1:03.2
2002 1 Brief Embrace 2 Coupe 3 Romantic Flyer 1:05.2
2001 1 Faiza 2 Titanic Rose 3 Magic Heaven 1:03.2
2000 1 Mannington 2 Operettas 3 Ponton Flyer 1:04.9

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