Ladbrokes Tip: The Prelude form has held up in the Group 1 Blue Diamond plenty in recent years
The Ladbrokes 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 BD 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 $1.5 million Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) back at the track a fortnight later and the double was recently completed by Earthquake (2014) and Samaready (2012).
The latest edition of the Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude ran on Saturday February 11, 2017.
2017 Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude Results
- 1st: Catchy
- 2nd: Limestone
- 3rd: Arctic Angel
Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies) Race Info
- Date: Saturday February 11
- Track: Caulfield Racecourse
- Distance: 1100m
- Conditions: Set Weights – 2YO Fillies
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $200,000
- First Run: 1982
Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude Field
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 Preview (1000m) in late January.
If not the Blue Diamond Preview, the fillies lining-up in the Blue Diamond Prelude 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.
2017 Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude Field
The Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies) final field and barrier draw for 2017 will be released on the Wednesday before CF Orr Stakes Day and published below.
The official 2017 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Prelude (F) Field features nine final acceptors led by the undefeated favourite Catchy who is also at single-figures in futures betting for the Blue Diamond Stakes at the end of the month.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Br.||Wgt.||Hcp. Rating|
|1||311||LIMESTONE||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||3||55.5kg||75|
|2||41x||ARCTIC ANGEL||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Kerrin McEvoy||4||55.5kg||72|
|3||11||CATCHY||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Craig Williams||7||55.5kg||71|
|4||1||ROOMOOZ||Tony McEvoy||Dwayne Dunn||1||55.5kg||66|
|5||1||BLONDIE||Brendan McCarthy||Damien Oliver||6||55.5kg||66|
|6||3×2||ZARPOYA||Robbie Griffiths||Ben E Thompson (a)||2||55.5kg||64|
|7||3||PANDEMONIUM||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Stephen Baster||5||55.5kg||63|
|8||8||CHERIEF’S CHOICE||Robbie Griffiths||Jye McNeil||9||55.5kg||61|
|9||–||FABRICATION||Robbie Griffiths||Ryan Maloney||8||55.5kg||–|
Ladbrokes 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.
2017 Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies) Odds
The updated Blue Diamond Prelude 2017 odds for the Group 2 fillies’ edition will be available below once markets are released.
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.
2017 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude Tips
Our insider Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Prelude Tips for Fillies in 2017 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 previous year Guelph (2013) 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.
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 Earthquake (2014), Guelph (2013) and Samaready (2012).
2017 Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude Results
The official Blue Diamond Prelude results for the fillies’ race will be known on Saturday February 11.
|1||3||CATCHY||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Craig Williams||–||6||55.5kg||$2.45F|
|2||1||LIMESTONE||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||0.1L||3||55.5kg||$3|
|3||2||ARCTIC ANGEL||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Kerrin McEvoy||1.35L||4||55.5kg||$6.50|
|4||4||ROOMOOZ||Tony McEvoy||Dwayne Dunn||1.75L||1||55.5kg||$7|
|5||7||PANDEMONIUM||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Stephen Baster||2.25L||5||55.5kg||$26|
|6||6||ZARPOYA||Robbie Griffiths||Ben E Thompson (a)||6.5L||2||55.5kg||$51|
|7||9||FABRICATION||Robbie Griffiths||Ryan Maloney||9.5L||7||55.5kg||$31|
|–||5||BLONDIE||Brendan McCarthy||Damien Oliver||–||0||–||–|
|–||8||CHERIEF’S CHOICE||Robbie Griffiths||Jye McNeil||–||0||–||–|
Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude Winners
|2016||Samara Dancer||Concealer||Miss Nymeria||1:03.1|
|2015||Fontiton||Miss Gidget||Flamboyant Lass||1:02.8|
|2011||One Last Dance||Glissade||Hallowell Belle||1:03.6|
|2010||Psychologist||She’s Got Gears||Jalsah||1:02.6|
|2006||Nediym’s Glow||Satin Robes||Anhinga||1:03.4|
|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|