Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude 2021

Saturday February 6, 2021

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 6, 2021 and was won by the Godolphin-raced favourite Arcaded. 

Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies) Race Info

  • Date: Saturday February 6, 2021
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1100m
  • Conditions: Set Weights – 2YO Fillies
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1982

2021 Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude Results

The official Blue Diamond Prelude Results for the fillies’ race will be known on Saturday February 6, 2021 and published in full below.

  • 1st: #5 Arcaded
  • 2nd: #7 Scorched Earth
  • 3rd: #10 Wolves

The James Cummings-trained daughter of Street Boss, Arcaded ($2.70F), retained her unbeaten career record with a dominant 2.5 length win for the punters in the Blue Diamond Prelude (F) 2021 results.

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.

2021 Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies) Odds

The updated Blue Diamond Prelude 2021 odds for the Group 2 fillies’ edition will be available below once markets are released.

blue diamond fillies prelude 2021 ODDS

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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.

2021 Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude Field

The Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies) final field and barrier draw for 2021 will be released on the Wednesday before CF Orr Stakes Day and published below.

The 2021 Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude field features a dozen two-year-old fillies led in betting by the Godolphin-raced Arcaded coming off a winning debut and Decent Raine who has form around some promising types.

2021 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 2021 Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies) nominations attracted 20 two-year-olds led in betting by Godolphin’s three-length Caulfield winner last start Arcaded.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1×1 DOSH F 2 Grahame Begg 1 56kg 80
2 13 PICARONES F 2 James Cummings 2 56kg 68
3 21 TELLURIDE F 2 James Cummings 3 56kg 66
4 36x TEMPEST CHARM F 2 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 4 56kg 64
5 22 TAYLA’S MOMENT F 2 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 5 56kg 69
6 16 SAASMIT F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 6 56kg 64
7 1 ARCADED F 2 James Cummings 7 56kg 66
8 4×2 BIRD OF DUBAI F 2 Phillip Stokes 8 56kg 62
9 4x SCORCHED EARTH F 2 John Moloney 9 56kg 62
10 2 DECENT RAINE F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 10 56kg 62
11 2 LADY AUDREY F 2 Michael Moroney 11 56kg 61
12 3 SMART ACE F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 12 56kg 61
13 5 WOLVES F 2 Greg Eurell 13 56kg 62
14 9x TINGE F 2 James Cummings 14 56kg 60
15 CALIPER F 2 Ken & Kasey Keys 15= 56kg
16 DE LA FAYETTE F 2 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 15= 56kg
17 FLYING EVELYN F 2 Anthony & Sam Freedman 15= 56kg
18 GINIBI F 2 Gemma Rielly 15= 56kg
19 6 SEACOLE F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 15= 56kg 60
20 8 TIZ MY BAY F 2 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 15= 56kg 60

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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.

Arcaded ($2.70 in 2021) meanwhile was the most recent favourite to get the job done for the punters.

2021 Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude Tips

Our insider Blue Diamond Prelude Tips for Fillies in 2021 will be published below the week of the race so stay tuned.

  • To Win: #3 Tayla’s Moment ($5.50 at time of publish) 

Think the Preview form is the one to follow and this filly was a half-length beaten when runner-up to Dosh, her second 2nd placing from as many starts. Think this is her chance to shrug the bridesmaid tag and get a win on the board for Maher & Eustace from the nice midfield draw.

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.

2021 Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies) 2021 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
2021 Arcaded Scorched Earth Wolves 1:04.55
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