Ladbrokes Tip: The Blue Diamond Fillies 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 – Ladbrokes 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 Ladbrokes-sponsored Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) back at the track a fortnight later and the double was recently completed by Catchy (2017), Earthquake (2014) and Samaready (2012).
The latest edition of the Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude ran on Saturday February 10, 2018 .
2018 Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude Results
- 1st: #3 Enbihaar
- 2nd: #2 Oohood
- 3rd: #7 Seabrook
Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies) Race Info
- Date: Saturday February 10, 2018
- Track: Caulfield Racecourse
- Distance: 1100m
- Conditions: Set Weights – 2YO Fillies
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $200,000
- First Run: 1982
2018 Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude Results
The official Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Prelude Results for the fillies’ race will be known on Saturday February 10, 2018 and published in full below.
The 2018 Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude Results saw Lindsay Park come away with back-to-back wins, their filly Enbihaar beating home the race favourite Oohood by a half-length to remain undefeated. Third officially went to the Mick Price-trained Seabrook who got the placing on protest over the front-runner, Lake District Girl.
|1||3||ENBIHAAR||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Stephen Baster||–||4||55.5kg|
|2||2||OOHOOD||Tony McEvoy||Luke Currie||0.5L||5||55.5kg|
|3||7||SEABROOK (NZ)||Mick Price||Damien Oliver||0.8L||3||55.5kg|
|4||10||LAKE DISTRICT GIRL||Tony McEvoy||Damian Lane||0.9L||9||55.5kg|
|5||6||LA PARVA||James Cummings||Dwayne Dunn||1.65L||1||55.5kg|
|6||1||CROSSING THE ABBEY||Tim Hughes||Beau Mertens||2.4L||8||55.5kg|
|7||9||PURE ELATION||Peter & Paul Snowden||Michael Walker||2.9L||10||55.5kg|
|8||8||DOWNLOADS||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Kerrin McEvoy||3L||6||55.5kg|
|9||5||ANGEL||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Mark Zahra||4.25L||2||55.5kg|
|10||11||DIAMOND REFLECTION||Mick Price||Jake Noonan||8.25L||7||55.5kg|
|11||4||AL NAIFA||Tony McEvoy||Craig Williams||9.25L||11||55.5kg|
|–||13||SUNDARBANS (NZ)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||James Winks||–||0||–|
|–||12||PERSUADER||Mick Price||Andrew Mallyon||–||0||–|
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.
2018 Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies) Odds
The updated Blue Diamond Prelude 2018 odds for the Group 2 fillies’ edition will be available below once markets are released.
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 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.
2018 Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude Field
The Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies) final field and barrier draw for 2018 will be released on the Wednesday before CF Orr Stakes Day and published below.
The official Ladbrokes 2018 Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude Field has 13 in the mix including a trio for Lindsay Park, the stable taking out the BD Prelude – Blue Diamond Stakes double last autumn with Catchy.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||4×12||CROSSING THE ABBEY||Tim Hughes||Beau Mertens||9||55.5kg||70|
|2||2×3||OOHOOD||Tony McEvoy||Luke Currie||6||55.5kg||68|
|3||1||ENBIHAAR||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Stephen Baster||5||55.5kg||65|
|4||21||AL NAIFA||Tony McEvoy||Craig Williams||13||55.5kg||63|
|5||1||ANGEL||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Mark Zahra||3||55.5kg||63|
|6||1||LA PARVA||James Cummings||Dwayne Dunn||2||55.5kg||63|
|7||4x||SEABROOK (NZ)||Mick Price||Damien Oliver||4||55.5kg||63|
|8||4||DOWNLOADS||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Kerrin McEvoy||7||55.5kg||63|
|9||5||PURE ELATION||Peter & Paul Snowden||Michael Walker||11||55.5kg||62|
|10||6||LAKE DISTRICT GIRL||Tony McEvoy||Damian Lane||10||55.5kg||61|
|11||–||DIAMOND REFLECTION||Mick Price||Jake Noonan||8||55.5kg||–|
|12||–||PERSUADER||Mick Price||Andrew Mallyon||1||55.5kg||–|
|13||–||SUNDARBANS (NZ)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||James Winks||12||55.5kg||–|
2018 Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude Nominations
The early Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude Nominations close the Monday of race week and will be published in full below once announced by Racing Victoria.
The 2018 Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude Nominations attracted 20 two-year-old fillies including the Tony McEvoy-trained Oohood who is a $10 second pick for the Group 1 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes at the end of the month.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp. Rating|
|1||21||AL NAIFA||F||2||Tony McEvoy||63|
|2||1||ANGEL||F||2||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||63|
|3||4×12||CROSSING THE ABBEY||F||2||Tim Hughes||70|
|4||–||DIAMOND REFLECTION||F||2||Mick Price||–|
|5||4||DOWNLOADS||F||2||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||63|
|6||7||DU WELL||F||2||Robbie Griffiths||–|
|7||1||ENBIHAAR||F||2||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||65|
|8||1||LA PARVA||F||2||James Cummings||63|
|9||6||LAKE DISTRICT GIRL||F||2||Tony McEvoy||–|
|10||–||MISS MATRIARCH||F||2||Robbie Griffiths||–|
|12||–||NUCLEAR BLITZ||F||2||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||–|
|15||–||PIERRO BELLE||F||2||Tony McEvoy||–|
|16||5||PURE ELATION||F||2||Peter & Paul Snowden||62|
|17||14x||QAFILA||F||2||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||72|
|18||4x||SEABROOK (NZ)||F||2||Mick Price||63|
|19||–||SUNDARBANS (NZ)||F||2||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||–|
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.
2018 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude Tips
Our insider Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Prelude Tips for Fillies in 2018 will be published below the week of the race so stay tuned.
- 1st: #2 OOHOOD ($2.90)
- 2nd: #3 AL NAIFA ($7)
- 3rd: #3 ENBIHAAR ($14)
OOHOOD is the deserving and firming favourite who looks hard to beat as she looks to break her maiden status at career start number three. Gets the run of the race from her nice barrier (5) and will appreciate getting out to 1100m. Stakes placed behind the boys on debut in the spring and the first-up Preview third saw her beaten under a length – the improver. AL NAIFA has the nasty barrier to overcome, but if she can get into the right position this daughter of Redoute’s Choice is a danger for one of the top trainers of two-year-olds – Tony McEvoy. Won at Sale by a nice margin over this distance on January 21 and the booking of Craig Williams is a plus. Nice value offered for ENBIHAAR, a Magnus filly prepared by last year’s winning stable (Lindsay Park) who deserves respect after a solid Adelaide win on debut last time out.
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 filly to do the Blue Diamond Prelude – Blue Diamond Stakes double though was Catchy for the David Hayes-led Lindsay Park stable in 2017.
2018 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies) 2018 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 Catchy (2017), Earthquake (2014), Guelph (2013) and Samaready (2012).
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|