Secret Agenda Set for Blue Diamond Prelude 2015

January 20, 2015

Secret Agenda Set for Blue Diamond Prelude 2015

While a host of 2015 Blue Diamond Stakes hopefuls will have a lead-up run in the Previews at Sandown this Saturday, trainer Mick Price will save his smart filly Secret Agenda for the Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude two weeks out from the Group 1.


Secret Agenda will follow the same path as Price’s 2012 Blue Diamond Stakes winner Samaready (pictured). Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The two-year-old daughter of Not A Single Doubt moved right up the futures markets at for this year’s $1 million Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m), running at Caulfield Racecourse on February 28, after her impressive win on debut.

She went first-up without a trial at Moonee Valley on December 12 in a two-year-old open handicap over 1000m, jockey Damien Oliver guiding her to an effortless three and a half-length victory to break her maiden status.

After that the bookmakers around the country tightened her right in in the futures Blue Diamond Stakes odds where she now occupies the second line of betting at around $5.50 behind Robert Smerdon’s Inglis Banner winner Fontiton ($4.60) who won by six lengths.

While happy with how she came through her debut victory, Price won’t be rushing the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival campaign of Secret Agenda.

Instead of pushing her too soon with a run in this weekend’s $120,000 Listed Blue Diamond Preview (1000m) Price will save the filly for February 14 at her home track, Caulfield, for a run in the $150,000 Blue Diamond Prelude (1100m).

“Timing wise it was too close, and then I would have had to give her too much racing,” Price told AAP.

“She’ll run in the Prelude. She is going well.”

Price won the Blue Diamond Stakes back in 2012 with the $2.20 favourite Samaready who won her opening three career starts including the Blue Diamond Prelude two weeks before the Group 1.

While he doesn’t rate Secret Agenda in quite the same class as Samaready he does believe she will be competitive on Blue Diamond Stakes Day if all goes well.

“I think she’ll run pretty well but you’ve got to see it on the day,” he said of the Blueblood Thoroughbreds-owned filly who was bought for $120,000 at last year’s Gold Coast Magic Millions Sales.

“I’m not going to go saying ‘this is another Samaready’.

“But she’s spunky and fast and we’re entitled to be looking at her as a Blue Diamond possibility.

“She was strong at Moonee Valley, and she is going well.”

To access the best futures Blue Diamond Stakes odds before the results of the lead-up races visit and open your account with the bookie rewarding new depositing players with a bonus welcome bet valued up to $250 with use of the code BETBONUS!

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbou...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feat...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feature Redzel

Inaugural champion Redzel has officially secured his position in the 2018 The...

2018 The Everest Field Takes S...

2018 The Everest Field Takes Shape: In Her Time Confirmed

She missed out on a shot at the world’s richest race on turf last spring but...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 The Everest Slot for Aquis

The first official slot in The Everest 2018 field has been confirmed with...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

Horse Racing Today

Capacity field of 16 for 2018 ...

2018 Kingsford-Smith Final fie...

2018 Kingsford-Smith Final field: English draws barrier 1

Rejuvenated Group 1 performer English has drawn barrier one in the final field...

A win by English in 2018 Kings...

A win by English in 2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup could secure an Everest slot

Doomben 10,000 winner English could be racing for a slot in the 2018 The...

BRC Sires’ Produce Stake...

BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes nominations: Waller’s trio top 3 in betting

The Chris Waller trained two year ods  The Autumn Sun, Zousain and Lean Mean...

Waller to have multiple runner...

Waller to have multiple runners in 2018 Queensland Oaks

Recently inducted Hall Of Fame trainer Chris Waller is likely to have multiple...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field