Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude 2020

Saturday February 8, 2020

Ladbrokes Tip: The Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude form has held up in the Group 1 Blue Diamond plenty in recent years

The Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude is one of three Group 2 support races one of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival’s earliest and biggest meetings – C.F. Orr Stakes Day. The meeting runs at Caulfield Racecourse on a Saturday in mid-February each year and is headlined by the Group 1 C.F. Orr Stakes (1400m).

Recently upgraded from a Group 3 to a Group 2 event, the Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude is also a highlight on the bill and offers $200,000 in total prize money. A set weights race open only to two-year-old fillies, the Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude is run over 1100m on the same day as the Group 3 Blue Diamond Colts & Geldings Prelude for the boys.

It is obviously a traditional lead-up to the classic Group 1 $1.5 million Neds-sponsored Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) back at the track a fortnight later and the double was recently completed by Lyre (2019), Catchy (2017), Earthquake (2014) and Samaready (2012).

The latest edition of the Neds Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude took place on Saturday February 8, 2020 and was won by $31 roughie Letzbeglam.

Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies) Race Info

  • Date: Saturday February 8, 2020
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1100m
  • Conditions: Set Weights – 2YO Fillies
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1982

2020 Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude Results

The official Blue Diamond Prelude Results for the fillies’ race will be known on Saturday February 8, 2020 and published in full below.

  • 1st: #8 Letzbeglam
  • 2nd: #2 Muntaseera
  • 3rd: #10 Geist

The Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young-trained Snitzel filly Letzbeglam franked the form of her debut win with a notable upset in the 2020 Blue Diamond Prelude (F) results. She beat home the better-fancied Muntaseera by 2.25 lengths handing jockey Brett Prebble with his first win in the race since 2001.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 8 LETZBEGLAM Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Brett Prebble 9 55.5kg $31
2 2 MUNTASEERA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Luke Currie 2.25L 2 55.5kg $3.30
3 10 GEIST James Cummings Damian Lane 2.35L 7 55.5kg $16
4 7 RIVERINA STORM David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 3.6L 5 55.5kg $16
5 11 CLEAN MACHINE Leon & Troy Corstens Luke Nolen 4.1L 8 55.5kg $51
6 1 A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 4.4L 4 55.5kg $5.50
7 3 UNSTOPPABELLE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Linda Meech 5.15L 3 55.5kg $9
8 5 DIAMONDESQUE Peter & Paul Snowden Jye McNeil 5.9L 6 55.5kg $31
9 4 FRESH Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 6.4L 1 55.5kg $2.70F
13 INTO GLORY RIDE Patrick Keane Damien Thornton 0
12 DRONE STRIKE John McArdle Dwayne Dunn 0
9 UNHINCHED Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Michael Dee 0
6 AWARD WINNER Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 0

Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude Betting

Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude betting markets open after the final acceptances are out on the Wednesday before the race runs on CF Orr Stakes Day, the opening Group 1 race meeting of the Melbourne Festival of Racing each autumn.

The fillies that ran well in the Blue Diamond Fillies Preview the month before over 100m less at Caulfield usually dominated the Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies) odds. The Blue Diamond Fillies Preview – Prelude double was most recently achieved by Fontiton (2015).

The results of the Prelude always have an impact on the upcoming Blue Diamond Stakes odds as well and the double is a popular one with punters each year.

2020 Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies) Odds

The updated Blue Diamond Prelude 2020 odds for the Group 2 fillies’ edition will be available below once markets are released.


Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude Field
Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude odds open at Ladbrokes

Earthquake (2014) took out the Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude – Blue Diamond Stakes double. Photo Credit: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude field attracts the best young female sprinters getting about for the season. The majority of the two-year-old fillies in the mix are looking to back-up two weeks later in the Blue Diamond Stakes over 100m further, and most come off an earlier autumn run in the Group 3 Blue Diamond Fillies Preview (1000m) in late January.

If not the Blue Diamond Preview, the fillies lining-up in the Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies) field are first-up for the season or perhaps are even on debut. The Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude nominations are taken the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday with the final field and barrier draw out on the Wednesday.

2020 Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude Field

The Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies) final field and barrier draw for 2020 will be released on the Wednesday before CF Orr Stakes Day and published below.

Trainers Ciaron Maher & David Eustace dominate the 13-horse 2020 Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude field saddling-up a trio of runners including race favourite Muntaseera and the Preview winner A Beautiful Night.

  • Scratchings: #6 Award Winner (5), #9 Unhinched (13), #12 Drone Strike (8), #13 Into Glory Ride (2)
# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 211 A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 6 55.5kg 76
2 21x MUNTASEERA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Luke Currie 3 55.5kg 70
3 133 UNSTOPPABELLE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Linda Meech 4 55.5kg 68
4 12 FRESH Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 1 55.5kg 70
5 1x DIAMONDESQUE Peter & Paul Snowden Jye McNeil 9 55.5kg 66
6 15 AWARD WINNER Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 5 55.5kg 63
7 1 RIVERINA STORM David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 7 55.5kg 63
8 1 LETZBEGLAM Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Brett Prebble 12 55.5kg 63
9 2×5 UNHINCHED Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Michael Dee 13 55.5kg 61
10 5×6 GEIST James Cummings Damian Lane 10 55.5kg 61
11 CLEAN MACHINE Leon & Troy Corstens Luke Nolen 11 55.5kg
12 0 DRONE STRIKE John McArdle Dwayne Dunn 8 55.5kg 61
13 INTO GLORY RIDE Patrick Keane Damien Thornton 2 55.5kg

2020 Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude Nominations

The early Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude Nominations close the Monday of race week and will be published in full below once announced by Racing Victoria.

The Blue Diamond Prelude for fillies has attracted 22 early entries led in betting by the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Preview runner-up Fresh who has a rider change with Sydney’s Tim Clark jumping aboard.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 211 A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 76
2 ANITRA F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
3 3 AQUAGIRL F 2 Phillip Stokes 62
4 15 AWARD WINNER F 2 Anthony Freedman 63
5 226 BAAQYAH (NZ) F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 65
6 42×4 BELLA NIPOTINA F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 67
7 CLEAN MACHINE F 2 Leon & Troy Corstens
8 1x DIAMONDESQUE F 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 66
9 0 DRONE STRIKE F 2 John McArdle 61
10 12 FRESH F 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 70
11 5×6 GEIST F 2 James Cummings 61
12 767x HARD ROCK GIRL F 2 Byron Cozamanis 60
13 INTO GLORY RIDE F 2 Patrick Keane
14 1 LETZBEGLAM F 2 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 63
15 367 MARCHENA F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 62
16 MASSEUSE F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
17 MINHAAJ F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
18 21x MUNTASEERA F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 70
19 1 RIVERINA STORM F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 63
20 17 SUPREME IDEA F 2 Anthony Freedman 63
21 2×5 UNHINCHED F 2 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 61
22 133 UNSTOPPABELLE F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 68

Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude Tips

Looking for the fillies that ran well in the BD Preview earlier in the autumn or that come off a good trial ahead of a new season return are good Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude tips.

Favourites also have a strong strike-rate in the race so looking for fillies at single figures in the markets that are proven in Melbourne are other Blue Diamond Prelude betting tips to take.

That said, upsets are not uncommon either with Letzbeglam ($31 in 2020) the longest-priced winner in recent years.

2020 Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude Tips

Our insider Blue Diamond Prelude Tips for Fillies in 2020 will be published below the week of the race so stay tuned.

Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude Form Guide

The Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies form guide features all the must-know information for punters including the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of all the juveniles in the field. Looking for the fillies dominant in betting, drawn an inside alley and coming off a nice lead-up in a race like the Blue Diamond Preview are all important form-wise.

The Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude form has also stacked up plenty of times in the subsequent Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) in recent years. In 2014 Earthquake wont he BD Prelude – BD Stakes double before a second to Mossfun two runs later in the Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m) in Sydney. The latest fillies to do the Blue Diamond Prelude – Blue Diamond Stakes double are Catchy for the David Hayes-led Lindsay Park stable in 2017 followed two years later by the Anthony Freedman-trained Lyre (2019) who also finished third in that season’s Golden Slipper results.

Earlier Guelph (2013) also won the Blue Diamond Prelude and later in the season won the Group 1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) – Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m) double at Royal Randwick Racecourse further franking the form.

2020 Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies) 2020 Form Guide will be available below the week of the race.

Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude Results

The Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude results have been dominated by single-figure hopes in recent years.

Notable Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude winners over the past decade include Lyre (2019), Catchy (2017), Earthquake (2014), Guelph (2013) and Samaready (2012).

Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 Letzbeglam Muntaseera Geist 1:02.79
2019 Lyre Vinicunca Athiri 1:04.39
2018 Enbihaar Oohood Seabrook 1:05.22
2017 Catchy Limestone Arctic Angel 1:03.64
2016 Samara Dancer Concealer Miss Nymeria 1:03.1
2015 Fontiton Miss Gidget Flamboyant Lass 1:02.8
2014 Earthquake Eloping Lumosty 1:03.7
2013 Guelph Montsegur Godiva Rock 1:03.8
2012 Samaready Formidable Sweetener 1:03.3
2011 One Last Dance Glissade Hallowell Belle 1:03.6
2010 Psychologist She’s Got Gears Jalsah 1:02.6
2009 Rostova Corsaire Rose Darmore 1.04:5
2008 Believe’n’succeed Sugar Babe Burgeis 1:03.7
2007 Camarilla Belcentra Behind 1:03.7
2006 Nediym’s Glow Satin Robes Anhinga 1:03.4
2005 Doubting Amarazetti Street Smart 1:04.2
2004 Alinghi Find The Cash Marie Madelaine 1:03.6
2003 Halibery Rinky Dink Gaelic Princess 1:03.2
2002 Brief Embrace Coupe Romantic Flyer 1:05.2
2001 Faiza Titanic Rose Magic Heaven 1:03.2
2000 Mannington Operettas Ponton Flyer 1:04.9