Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies)

The Group 2 Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies) is a 1100m sprint held at Caulfield Racecourse on CF Orr Stakes Day as a key lead-up to the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) each autumn.

2020 Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude Results

  • 1st: #8 Letzbeglam
  • 2nd: #2 Muntaseera
  • 3rd: #10 Geist



The Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies) is a Group 2 race for two-year-old fillies held at Caulfield Racecourse on CF Orr Stakes Day in February during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

The meeting is headlined by the Group 1 C.F. Orr Stakes (1400m) and features a host of other Group status races including the Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies) and the Group 3 Blue Diamond Prelude (Colts & Geldings).

The Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude is run over 1100m and offers $200,000 in prize money. The set weights clash is a traditional lead-up to the Group $1.5 million Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) held back at the Caulfield track a fortnight later. Recent winners of the Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude – Blue Diamond Stakes double include Lyre (2019), Catchy (2017), Earthquake (2014) and Samaready (2012).

Many of the fillies in the Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude field will be kicking off their autumn campaigns. Some may have had an earlier lead-up in the Group 3 Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies) run over 1000m at the track in late January.

The Neds Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude 2020 ran on Saturday February 8, 2020 and was won in an upset by $31 shot Letzbeglam.

2020 Neds Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies)
Date: Saturday February 8, 2020
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Race Type: Set Weights / 2YO Fillies
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

2020 Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude Results

  • 1st: #8 Letzbeglam
  • 2nd: #2 Muntaseera
  • 3rd: #10 Geist

Letzbeglam scored a big 2.25 length upset in the Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude 2020 results backing-up from a successful debut win in easier company to charge home ahead of Muntaseera and Geist. Jockey Brett Prebble enjoyed his second win in the race after a 2001 victory nearly 20 years earlier.

Click here to read more on the eye-catching 2020 Blue Diamond Prelude win by Letzbeglam.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 8 LETZBEGLAM Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Brett Prebble 9 55.5kg $31
2 2 MUNTASEERA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Luke Currie 2.25L 2 55.5kg $3.30
3 10 GEIST James Cummings Damian Lane 2.35L 7 55.5kg $16
4 7 RIVERINA STORM David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 3.6L 5 55.5kg $16
5 11 CLEAN MACHINE Leon & Troy Corstens Luke Nolen 4.1L 8 55.5kg $51
6 1 A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 4.4L 4 55.5kg $5.50
7 3 UNSTOPPABELLE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Linda Meech 5.15L 3 55.5kg $9
8 5 DIAMONDESQUE Peter & Paul Snowden Jye McNeil 5.9L 6 55.5kg $31
9 4 FRESH Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 6.4L 1 55.5kg $2.70F
13 INTO GLORY RIDE Patrick Keane Damien Thornton 0
12 DRONE STRIKE John McArdle Dwayne Dunn 0
9 UNHINCHED Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Michael Dee 0
6 AWARD WINNER Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 0

2020 Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude Betting Odds

The latest Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude 2020 odds and betting market links will be available below the week of CF Orr Stakes Day.

2020 Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies) Field

The Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies field features a host of the season’s top young two-year-old fillies who are eyeing a run in the Blue Diamond Stakes field in a fortnight.

The official 2020 Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude field and barriers will be released by Racing Victoria on Wednesday February 5, 2020 and published in full below.

Thirteen Group 1 hopefuls make-up the 2020 Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies) field this weekend with the returning Muntaseera the firm favourite drawn a treat in barrier three. She is one of three in the race for the flying Ciaron Maher & David Eustace stable who also saddle-up the Blue Diamond Preview winner A Beautiful Night in barrier six and third in the same traditional lead-up Unstoppabelle in gate four.

Update: There are 9 remaining fillies in the field following the early scratching of #6 Award Winner (5) for trainer Anthony Freedman, the widely-drawn #9 Unhinched (13), #12 Drone Strike (8) and the un-raced #13 Into Glory Ride (2).

Click here to read more on the 2020 Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude Field

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 211 A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 6 55.5kg 76
2 21x MUNTASEERA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Luke Currie 3 55.5kg 70
3 133 UNSTOPPABELLE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Linda Meech 4 55.5kg 68
4 12 FRESH Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 1 55.5kg 70
5 1x DIAMONDESQUE Peter & Paul Snowden Jye McNeil 9 55.5kg 66
6 15 AWARD WINNER Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 5 55.5kg 63
7 1 RIVERINA STORM David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 7 55.5kg 63
8 1 LETZBEGLAM Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Brett Prebble 12 55.5kg 63
9 2×5 UNHINCHED Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Michael Dee 13 55.5kg 61
10 5×6 GEIST James Cummings Damian Lane 10 55.5kg 61
11 CLEAN MACHINE Leon & Troy Corstens Luke Nolen 11 55.5kg
12 0 DRONE STRIKE John McArdle Dwayne Dunn 8 55.5kg 61
13 INTO GLORY RIDE Patrick Keane Damien Thornton 2 55.5kg

2020 Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies) Nominations

The Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude 2020 nominations close on Monday February 3, 2020 and will be published below ahead of the CF Orr Stakes Day Group 2 event.

The 2020 Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies) attracted a bumper 22 nominations including the BD Preview winner A Beautiful Night chasing a third win on the trot, Preview runner-up Fresh for Team Snowden who is tipped to turn the tables and the returning Muntaseera.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 211 A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 76
2 ANITRA F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
3 3 AQUAGIRL F 2 Phillip Stokes 62
4 15 AWARD WINNER F 2 Anthony Freedman 63
5 226 BAAQYAH (NZ) F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 65
6 42×4 BELLA NIPOTINA F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 67
7 CLEAN MACHINE F 2 Leon & Troy Corstens
8 1x DIAMONDESQUE F 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 66
9 0 DRONE STRIKE F 2 John McArdle 61
10 12 FRESH F 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 70
11 5×6 GEIST F 2 James Cummings 61
12 767x HARD ROCK GIRL F 2 Byron Cozamanis 60
13 INTO GLORY RIDE F 2 Patrick Keane
14 1 LETZBEGLAM F 2 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 63
15 367 MARCHENA F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 62
16 MASSEUSE F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
17 MINHAAJ F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
18 21x MUNTASEERA F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 70
19 1 RIVERINA STORM F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 63
20 17 SUPREME IDEA F 2 Anthony Freedman 63
21 2×5 UNHINCHED F 2 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 61
22 133 UNSTOPPABELLE F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 68

Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies) History

The Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude has been run and won since 1982 when it started out as a Listed race. It gained Group 3 status in 1986 before being run as a Group 2 feature since 2015.

For one year in 1996 it ran at Sandown Racecourse, but all other editions of the now Neds.com.au sponsored event have run at Caulfield Racecourse.

Notable recent Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies winners include Lyre (2019), Cathy (2017), Earthquake (2014), Samaready (2012), Alinghi (2004) and earlier in the race’s history Courtza (1989). The 2017 Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude winner Catchy went on to beat the boys in the Blue Diamond Stakes results next start as did Lyre two years later. Lyre also backed-up from her Blue Diamond Stakes win in 2019 to finish third next start in the Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m) in Sydney that March.

See below for the full Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude results dating back to 2000.

Recent Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies) Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude
1st Letzbeglam 1 minute 2.79 seconds
2nd Muntaseera
3rd Geist
2019
Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude
1st Lyre 1 minute 4.39 seconds
2nd Vinicunca
3rd Athiri
2018
Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude
1st Enbihaar 1 minute 05.22 seconds
2nd Oohood
3rd Seabrook
2017
Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude
1st Catchy 1 minute 03.64 seconds
2nd Limestone
3rd Arctic Angel
2016
Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude
1st Samara Dancer 1 minute 3.1 seconds
2nd Concealer
3rd Miss Nymeria
2015
Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude
1st Fontiton 1 minute 2.8 seconds
2nd Miss Gidget
3rd Flamboyant Lass
2014
Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude
1st Earthquake 1 minute 3.7 seconds
2nd Eloping
3rd Lumosty
2013
Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude
1st Guelph 1 minute 3.8 seconds
2nd Montsegur
3rd Godiva Rock
2012
Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude
1st Samaready 1 minute 3.3 seconds
2nd Formidable
3rd Sweetener
2011
Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude
1st One Last Dance 1 minute 3.6 seconds
2nd Glissade
3rd Hallowell Belle
2010
Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude
1st Psychologist 1 minute 2.6 seconds
2nd She’s Got Gears
3rd Jalsah
2009
Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude
1st Rostova 1 minute 4.5 seconds
2nd Corsaire
3rd Rose Darmore
2008
Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude
1st Believe’n’succeed 1 minute 3.7 seconds
2nd Sugar Babe
3rd Burgeis
2007
Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude
1st Camarilla 1 minute 3.7 seconds
2nd Belcentra
3rd Behind
2006
Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude
1st Nediym’s Glow 1 minute 3.4 seconds
2nd Satin Robes
3rd Anhinga
2005
Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude
1st Doubting 1 minute 4.2 seconds
2nd Amarazetti
3rd Street Smart
2004
Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude
1st Alinghi 1 minute 3.6 seconds
2nd Find The Cash
3rd Marie Madelaine
2003
Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude
1st Halibery 1 minute 3.2 seconds
2nd Rinky Dink
3rd Gaelic Princess
2002
Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude
1st Brief Embrace 1 minute 5.2 seconds
2nd Coupe
3rd Romantic Flyer
2001
Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude
1st Faiza 1 minute 3.2 seconds
2nd Titanic Rose
3rd Magic Heaven
2000
Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude
1st Mannington 1 minute 4.9 seconds
2nd Operettas
3rd Ponton Flyer

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