Blue Diamond Preview (Colts & Geldings) 2024

Ladbrokes Tip: The Blue Diamond Colts & Geldings Preview form has held up in the Group 1 Blue Diamond plenty in recent years.

2023 Blue Diamond Preview (C&G) winner The Instructor

2023 Blue Diamond Preview (C&G) winner The Instructor. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Blue Diamond Colts & Geldings Preview is the first of the traditional lead-up races towards the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) conducted at Caulfield Racecourse* during the annual Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

*In 2023 the Blue Diamond Preview races in Melbourne took place at Ladbrokes Park Hillside, Sandown. 

The Listed status race is traditionally held on Australia Day on January 26th and is a set weights plus penalties sprint open to two-year-old colts and geldings.

A 1000m sprint offering $200,000 in prize money, the race takes place on the same day as the Group 3 $200,000 Blue Diamond Preview Fillies and Group 3 Manfred Stakes.

First contested in 1982, the Blue Diamond Preview Colts & Geldings was run as a Group 3 race between 1988–2005 before being downgraded to its current Listed status in 2006.

Following a run in the Blue Diamond Preview, colts and geldings usually back-up a fortnight later in the Group 3 $300,000 Blue Diamond Prelude (1100m) and then the Group 1 $2 million Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) held in late February.

Horses that have completed the Blue Diamond Preview (C&G) – Blue Diamond Stakes double include: Midnight Fever (1987), Zeditave (1988), Knowledge (1997), Bel Esprit (2002), Reaan (2008), Reward For Effort (2009), Sepoy (2011), and Daumier (2022).

The latest edition of the Blue Diamond Colts & Geldings Preview took place on Friday January 26th, 2024 and was won in style by the well-supported Peter & Paul Snowden-trained favourite High Octane ($3.10F).

2024 Blue Diamond Colts & Geldings Preview Results

The official Blue Diamond Preview Results for the boys’ race will be known on Friday January 26th, 2024 and published in full below.

2024 Blue Diamond Preview (C&G) winner High Octane

2024 Blue Diamond Preview (C&G) winner High Octane. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

  • 1st: #4 High Octane
  • 2nd: #5 Holmes A Court
  • 3rd: #6 Innervisions

Peter & Paul Snowden’s lucrative yearling buy, Deep Field colt High Octane ($3.10F), lived up to his purchase price and pedigree backing-up from a couple of good trial wins to blitz his debut with a big late run down the outside to salute for the punters in the 2024 Blue Diamond Preview (Colts & Geldings) results at Caulfield on Australia Day.

2024 Blue Diamond Preview (Colts & Geldings) Odds

The updated Blue Diamond Preview 2024 odds for the Group 3 boys’ edition will be available below once markets are released.

Early market betting odds on the 2024 Blue Diamond Preview (Colts & Geldings) will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.

Blue Diamond Preview (Colts & Geldings) Race Info

  • Date: Friday January 26th, 2024
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1000m
  • Conditions: Set Weights – 2YO Colts & Geldings
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1982

Blue Diamond Colts And Geldings Preview Betting

Blue Diamond Preview Colts And Geldings betting is hugely popular each January as it marks the start of the Blue Diamond series of races.

It’s position on the Australia Day race card in Melbourne also adds to its popularity with the punters.

Many two-year-olds will be first-up in the race, so looking for those with a previous record fresh is key.

The Instructor ($2.15 in 2023) and High Octane ($3.10 in 2024) are the latest Blue Diamond Preview (C&G) favourites to win.

Blue Diamond Preview (Colts And Geldings) Field

The Blue Diamond Colts And Geldings Preview race field attracts the best young male sprinters getting about for the season. The majority of the two-year-old colts and geldings in the mix are racing first-up for the season.

Horses out of the race usually follow the traditional Blue Diamond path and back-up in the Prelude.

General Beau (2021) was the last male galloper to complete the Blue Diamond Preview – Prelude double.

2024 Blue Diamond Colts And Geldings Preview Field

The Blue Diamond Preview (C&G) final field and barrier draw for 2024 will be released on the Wednesday before race day takes place on the Friday Australia Day 2024 public holiday and published below.

The 2024 Blue Diamond Preview (Colts & Geldings) field features a smart line-up of promising juveniles including the Tony & Calvin McEvoy-trained Group 3 place-getter Blue Stratum who is the only non-debutant in the field.

2024 Blue Diamond Colts And Geldings Preview Nominations

The early 2024 Blue Diamond Colts And Geldings Preview nominations close the Monday prior to the race and will be published in full below once announced by Racing Victoria.

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 24 BLUE STRATUM C 2 Tony & Calvin McEvoy  
2   CAP TEN C 2 Anthony & Sam Freedman  
3   DEPUTIZE C 2 Annabel Neasham  
4   EJECT C 2 Anthony & Sam Freedman  
5   ESPINHO C 2 Anthony & Sam Freedman  
6   HIGH OCTANE C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden  
7   HOLMES A COURT C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden  
8   INNERVISIONS C 2 Annabel Neasham  
9   LET’SFACETHEMUSIC C 2 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)  
10   LIMAHULI C 2 James Cummings  
11   RUSSIAN ROULETTE C 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
12   STAY SILENT C 2 Leon & Troy Corstens  
13 7 TITANIUM PRINCE C 2 Rory Hunter  
14   WONDER STEP G 2 Ben, Will & JD Hayes  

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Blue Diamond Colts & Geldings Preview Tips

Looking for the youngster that ran well in any previous Group 3 races from the spring before or those that come off a good trial ahead of a new season return are good Blue Diamond Colts And Geldings Preview tips.

Other key Blue Diamond Preview tips include looking for debutants of high pedigree that have won their lead-up trials and those two-year-old from the top stables including the Snowdens.

2024 Blue Diamond Colts & Geldings Preview Tips

Our insider Blue Diamond Preview Tips for Colts and Geldings in 2024 will be published below the week of the race so stay tuned.

  • To Win: #1 Blue Stratum BET NOW

Hard to go past the McEvoy’s Blue Point colt, Blue Stratum, who is the only youngster in this field with a previous race start to his name. He’s had two runs to date and was good in both. Debut saw him finish runner-up in a Group 3 at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day last year which he backed up from to run a game fourth in the Inglis Nursery at Randwick in December only two lengths beaten. Showing early class and versatility. Think he’ll break his maiden here.

Blue Diamond Colts And Geldings Preview Form Guide

The Blue Diamond Preview Colts & Geldings 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 horses dominant in betting, drawn an inside alley and coming off a nice lead-up in similar grade company are all important form-wise.

The Blue Diamond Colts And Geldings Preview form has also stacked up plenty of times in bigger races over the years.

In 2022 after completing the Preview – Blue Diamond Stakes double Daumier further franked the form running fourth in the autumn’s Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes and Group 1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes.

2024 Blue Diamond Colts And Geldings Preview Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Blue Diamond Preview (C&G) 2024 Form Guide will be available below the week of the race.

Blue Diamond Colts And Geldings Preview Results

The Blue Diamond Preview (C&G) results have been dominated by quality youngsters over the years, the majority of which have jumped at single-figure odds.

Notable recent Blue Diamond Preview (C&G) winners include Daumier (2022), General Beau (2021), I Am Immortal (2019), Dissident (2013), and Sepoy (2011).

Recent Blue Diamond Preview (C&G) Winners

The Blue Diamond Colts And Geldings Preview winners and place-getters going back to the year 2000 are detailed in the below table.

Year Winner Second Third
2024 High Octane Homes A Court Innervisions
2023 The Instructor Corniche Scorsese
2022 Daumier Rampant Lion Philosopher
2021 General Beau Extreme Warrior Gulf Of Suez
2020 Hanseatic Glenfiddich Fixated
2019 I Am Immortal Microphone Alburq
2018 Long Leaf Ollivander Run Naan
2017 Property Azazel Indernile
2016 Cohesion Capannello El Venetian
2015 Burnstone Top Me Up Kirabo
2014 Mohave Cornrow Ducal Castle
2013 Dissident Kuroshio Thermal Current
2012 The Travelling Man No Smoken Timely Truce
2011 Sepoy Grand Britannia Golden Archer
2010 Innocent Gamble Marmaa Pellizotti
2009 Reward For Effort Rarefied Bonbay Sling
2008 Reaan Detroit Tiger Palzago
2007 Cecconi Classic Brom Encosta Don
2006 Kapphero Snort Noble Champion
2005 Danger Looms Line Account Seidnazar
2004 Sanziro Danaurum Liege
2003 Murphy’s Blu Boy Neo Ra Sun
2002 Bel Esprit C’est Le Reve Tom Coureuse
2001 Sheraton Ruby’s Jester Cafe Strip
2000 Toorak Thunder Jestarella Boy Hurricane Fighter