Blue Diamond Prelude (Colts & Geldings)

The Blue Diamond Prelude (Colts & Geldings) is a Group 3 status race run at Caulfield Racecourse on CF Orr Stakes Day during the autumn as a Blue Diamond Stakes lead-up.

2020 Blue Diamond C&G Prelude Results

  • 1st: #1 Hanseatic
  • 2nd: #7 Rulership
  • 3rd: #2 Rathlin



The Neds Blue Diamond Prelude Colts & Geldings is a Group 3 race for two-year-old males held at Caulfield Racecourse in February during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

The event is contested over a short sprint distance of 1100m and offers $200,000 in prize money to the winner. A set weights race, the Blue Diamond Colts & Geldings Prelude is held on CF Orr Stakes Day. The meeting kicks off Group 1 racing for the year with the running of the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m).

CF Orr Stakes Day is home to a host of other early autumn Group status races including the Group 2 Autumn Stakes (1400m), Group 2 Rubiton Stakes (1100m) and the Group 2 Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude (1100m), which is the fillies’ equivalent of the Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G).

Many juveniles in the Blue Diamond Prelude field for colts and geldings will have previously run in the Listed Blue Diamond Preview (1000m) held at the Caulfield track in late January. I Am Immortal (2019) followed the next year by Hanseatic (2020) are the latest horses to complete the Blue Diamond Preview – Prelude double. The race is the traditional lead-up to the Group 1 $1.5 million Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) held a fortnight later.

Recent winners of the Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) – Blue Diamond Stakes double include Written By (2018), Sepoy (2011) and Bel Esprit (2002). Pride Of Dubai (2015) also recently improved on a Prelude second to win the Blue Diamond Stakes.

The Neds Blue Diamond Prelude (Colts & Geldings) 2020 ran on Saturday February 8, 2020 and was won by the Preview champ Hanseatic in an eye-catching late effort.

2020 Neds Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G)
Date: Saturday February 8, 2020
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Race Type: Set Weights
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $200,000

2020 Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) Results

  • 1st: #1 Hanseatic
  • 2nd: #7 Rulership
  • 3rd: #2 Rathlin

The Anthony Freedman-trained Preview winner Hanseatic again proved his class saluting for the punters after improving from an impossible position at the top of the straight to charge home late and run down the Team Snowden-trained Rulership in the 2020 Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) results.

Read more on the 2020 Blue Diamond Prelude win by Hanseatic.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 1 HANSEATIC Anthony Freedman Luke Currie 2 55.5kg $2.30F
2 7 RULERSHIP Peter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra 0.3L 5 55.5kg $2.90
3 2 RATHLIN Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Melham 0.8L 4 55.5kg $17
4 6 TAGALOA Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Michael Walker 1.55L 7 55.5kg $12
5 8 GLENFIDDICH Robbie Griffiths Brett Prebble 2.05L 9 55.5kg $81
6 3 TANKER Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 2.8L 6 55.5kg $31
7 15 WINSUM Ken Keys Craig Williams 3L 11 55.5kg $14
8 9 VALAQUENTA James Cummings Damian Lane 3.75L 3 55.5kg $21
9 5 JABALI RIDGE Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jye McNeil 5.75L 8 55.5kg $31
10 4 HARD LANDING David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 6.5L 12 55.5kg $21
11 10 SPIRIT OF GIVING Gareth Andrews Ben Thompson 11.5L 10 55.5kg $101
12 14 SOUTHERN Tim Hughes Lachlan King (a) 12.75L 1 55.5kg $151
12 MYSTERIOUS ART Robbie Griffiths Dean Yendall 0
11 BARBARIC Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 0
13 NORTH PACIFIC Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 0

 

2020 Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) Betting Odds

The best Blue Diamond Colts & Geldings Prelude 2020 odds and betting links to the markets will be found below the week of CF Orr Stakes Day so stay tuned.

2020 Blue Diamond Colts & Geldings Prelude Field

The Blue Diamond Prelude for colts & geldings field is made up of a host of Blue Diamond Stakes-bound youngsters and is released by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday before CF Orr Stakes Day.

The official 2020 Blue Diamond Colts & Geldings Prelude Field and Barriers are set for release on Wednesday February 5, 2020 and will be listed in full below.

Hanseatic heads a quality line-up of two-year-old colts and geldings in the 2020 Blue Diamond Prelude field, the impressive Preview winner drawn well in barrier two with Luke Currie to ride.

Click here to read more on the 2020 Blue Diamond Prelude field dominated by Hanseatic and Rulership

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 1×1 HANSEATIC Anthony Freedman Luke Currie 2 55.5kg 78
2 7216 RATHLIN Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Melham 4 55.5kg 73
3 15×8 TANKER Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 6 55.5kg 72
4 1x HARD LANDING David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 14 55.5kg 74
5 21 JABALI RIDGE Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jye McNeil 8 55.5kg 70
6 31x TAGALOA Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Michael Walker 7 55.5kg 70
7 1 RULERSHIP Peter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra 5 55.5kg 70
8 59×2 GLENFIDDICH Robbie Griffiths Brett Prebble 9 55.5kg 67
9 1 VALAQUENTA James Cummings Damian Lane 3 55.5kg 65
10 2 SPIRIT OF GIVING Gareth Andrews Ben Thompson 10 55.5kg 63
11 6x BARBARIC Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 11 55.5kg 61
12 6 MYSTERIOUS ART Robbie Griffiths Dean Yendall 12 55.5kg 61
13 NORTH PACIFIC Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 15 55.5kg
14 0 SOUTHERN Tim Hughes Lachlan King (a) 1 55.5kg 61
15 WINSUM Ken Keys Craig Williams 13 55.5kg

2020 Blue Diamond Colts & Geldings Prelude Nominations

The Blue Diamond Prelude (Colts & Geldings) 2020 nominations close on Monday February 3, 2020 and will be released below as soon as available.

Twenty-two colts and geldings make-up the boys’ 2020 Blue Diamond Prelude nominations with Anthony Freedman’s impressive Preview winner Hanseatic the clear favourite likely to start odds-on in betting.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 35 AMISH BOY C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 64
2 6x BARBARIC C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 61
3 3 FIXATED C 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 64
4 59×2 GLENFIDDICH C 2 Robbie Griffiths 67
5 1×1 HANSEATIC C 2 Anthony Freedman 78
6 1x HARD LANDING C 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 74
7 21 JABALI RIDGE G 2 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 70
8 2 LARIMER STREET C 2 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 63
9 6 MYSTERIOUS ART C 2 Robbie Griffiths 61
10 NORTH PACIFIC C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
11 7216 RATHLIN C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 73
12 1 RULERSHIP C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 70
13 4 SEA WITNESS C 2 Byron Cozamanis 62
14 SHIRL’S DREAM G 2 Carlo Vidotto & Clay Beasy
15 0 SOUTHERN C 2 Tim Hughes 61
16 2 SPIRIT OF GIVING G 2 Gareth Andrews 63
17 31x TAGALOA C 2 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 70
18 15×8 TANKER C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 72
19 THE WATCHMAN G 2 Greg Eurell
20 44 TOSCANINI C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 61
21 1 VALAQUENTA C 2 James Cummings 65
22 WINSUM C 2 Ken Keys

Blue Diamond Colts & Geldings Prelude History

The Blue Diamond (Colts & Geldings) Prelude has been run and won since 1982 and is now sponsored by Ladbrokes.com.au. The inaugural winner was Rancer and since then a host of quality two-year-olds have taken out the race including Lonhro (2011), Sepoy (2011), Flying Artie (2016) and Written By (2018).

The race began as a Listed event and has held its Group 3 status since 1986. For one year in 1996 the Blue Diamond Prelude C&G ran at Sandown Racecourse instead of its traditional home at Caulfield.

Recent Blue Diamond Prelude Winners (Colts & Geldings)

See below for a full list of the Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) winners and results going back to 2000.

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st Hanseatic 1 minute 3.08 seconds
2nd Rulership
3rd Rathlin
2019
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st I Am Immortal 1 minute 4.44 seconds
2nd Shotmaker
3rd Hawker Hurricane
2018
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st Written By 1 minute 04.98 seconds
2nd Plague Stone
3rd Native Soldier
2017
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st Property 1 minute 03.78 seconds
2nd Pariah
3rd Wait For No One
2016
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st Flying Artie 1 minute 3.0 seconds
2nd Star Turn
3rd China Dream
2015
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st Of The Brave 1 minute 3.6 seconds
2nd Pride Of Dubai
3rd Sampeah
2014
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st Rubick 1 minute 3.7 seconds
2nd Jabali
3rd Chivalry
2013
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st Kuroshio 1 minute 4.0 seconds
2nd The Bowler
3rd Dissident
2012
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st General Rippa 1 minute 4.1 seconds
2nd Rusambo
3rd Ferment
2011
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st Sepoy 1 minute 3.0 seconds
2nd Running Tall
3rd Huegill
2010
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st Beneteau 1 minute 2.5 seconds
2nd General Truce
3rd The Greatandthegood
2009
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st Real Saga 1 minute 3.7 seconds
2nd Reward For Effort
3rd Starspangledbanner
2008
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st Wilander 1 minute 3.9 seconds
2nd Exceedingly Good
3rd Minnesota Shark
2007
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st Shrewd Rhythm 1 minute 3.4 seconds
2nd Zizou
3rd Victory Chant
2006
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st Due Sasso 1 minute 3.4 seconds
2nd Wonderful World
3rd Swinging Bachelor
2005
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st Perfectly Ready 1 minute 3.9 seconds
2nd The Rhine
3rd Bradbury’s Luck
2004
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st Way West 1 minute 3.4 seconds
2nd Oratorio
3rd Sanziro
2003
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st Hammerbeam 1 minute 3.7 seconds
2nd Murphy’s Blu Boy
3rd Scaredee Cat
2002
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st Bel Esprit 1 minute 5.2 seconds
2nd Cool Trent
3rd Step Ahead
2001
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st Lonhro 1 minute 3.3 seconds
2nd Niewand
3rd Tosamba
2000
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st Happy Giggle 1 minute 4.6 seconds
2nd Lord Dane
3rd Sparks

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