Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies)

  • Date: February 13, 2016
  • Racecourse: Caulfield
  • Race Distance: 1100m
  • Conditions: 2yo Fillies, Set Weight
  • Prize Money: $200,000

2016 Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies) News

Flying Artie to contest the Inglis Sires’

Flying Artie to contest the Inglis Sires’

Golden Slipper placegetter Flying Artie looks set to continue his Sydney Autumn Carnival campaign in the Group 1 $1m Inglis Sires’ (1400m) at Randwick on April 2, the first day of ‘The Championships’.

Flying Artie, above, looks set to run in the Inglis Sires’ at Randwick. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Mick Price trained …

The 2016 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.

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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.

2016 Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies) Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 1×1 FONTITON Robert Smerdon Mark Zahra 9 55.5kg 77
2 1x ANTELUCAN John O’Shea Chad Schofield 5 55.5kg 73
3 3×1 FLAMBOYANT LASS Gai Waterhouse Glen Boss 10 55.5kg 68
4 24x MISS GIDGET Colin & Cindy Alderson Dwayne Dunn 7 55.5kg 65
5 1 HEATHERLY Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 6 55.5kg 66
6 1x SECRET AGENDA Mick Price Damien Oliver 4 55.5kg 66
7 22 AIR APPARENT David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Nicholas Hall 12 55.5kg 63
8 3 PURSUITS John O’Shea Craig Williams 8 55.5kg 64
9 35 MAKE HER OWN WHEY Shaun Dwyer Ms Nikita Beriman 14 55.5kg 61
10 3x TIFFANY CASH MAN Luke Oliver Chris Symons 3 55.5kg 63
11 4x HELL OR HIGHWATER David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Michael Walker 11 55.5kg 62
12 29 QUEEN OF WANDS Clarry Conners Brad Rawiller 1 55.5kg 61
13 60 LE GRAND CRU Andrew Noblet Ms Michelle Payne 2 55.5kg 59
14 DYNASTY QUEEN Shane Nichols Jack Hill 13 55.5kg

2016 Blue Diamond Prelude Nominations

Blue Diamond Prelude (F)  Winners & Results

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

Year Results Winning Time
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