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.

2021 Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude Results

  • 1st: #5 Arcaded
  • 2nd: #7 Scorched Earth
  • 3rd: #10 Wolves



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 2021 ran on Saturday February 6, 2021 and was won by the favourite Arcaded. 

2021 Neds Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies)
Date: Saturday February 6, 2021
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Race Type: Set Weights / 2YO Fillies
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

2021 Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude Results

  • 1st: #5 Arcaded
  • 2nd: #7 Scorched Earth
  • 3rd: #10 Wolves

The Godolphin-raced Street Boss filly Arcaded ($2.70F) easily accounted for her rivals in the 2021 Blue Diamond Prelude results, the top elect making it two-from-two at the Caulfield track with a big 2.5 length victory.

Click here to read more on the brilliant Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude win by Arcaded.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 5 ARCADED James Cummings Damian Lane 7 56kg $2.70F
2 7 SCORCHED EARTH John Moloney Mark Zahra 2.5L 5 56kg $13
3 10 WOLVES Greg Eurell Jye McNeil 4.25L 1 56kg $17
4 1 PICARONES James Cummings Damien Oliver 4.45L 10 56kg $10
5 12 GINIBI Gemma Rielly Joe Bowditch 4.85L 12 56kg $101
6 4 TEMPEST CHARM Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Michael Walker 5.35L 9 56kg $26
7 11 CALIPER Ken & Kasey Keys Craig Williams 6.1L 11 56kg $61
8 8 DECENT RAINE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 6.2L 2 56kg $8.50
9 6 BIRD OF DUBAI Phillip Stokes Daniel Stackhouse 6.4L 3 56kg $14
10 9 LADY AUDREY Michael Moroney Ms Jamie Kah 6.5L 8 56kg $18
11 2 TELLURIDE James Cummings Glen Boss 7.5L 4 56kg $12
12 3 TAYLA’S MOMENT Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Daniel Moor 9.5L 6 56kg $6.50

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude Betting Odds

The latest Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude 2021 odds and betting market links will be available below the week of CF Orr Stakes Day.

Arcaded ($2.70 in 2021) was the last favourite in Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies) betting to salute for the punters.

2021 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 2021 Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude field and barriers will be released by Racing Victoria on Wednesday February 3, 2021 and published in full below.

A dozen two-year-old fillies make-up the 2021 Blue Diamond Prelude (F) field with Tayla’s Moment the best out of the Preview having run second to Dosh – the latter a non-acceptor for the Group 2 this weekend.

Click here to read more on the key fillies in the Blue Diamond Prelude 2021 field & betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 13 PICARONES James Cummings Damien Oliver 10 56kg 68
2 21 TELLURIDE James Cummings Glen Boss 4 56kg 66
3 22 TAYLA’S MOMENT Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Daniel Moor 6 56kg 69
4 36x TEMPEST CHARM Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Michael Walker 9 56kg 64
5 1 ARCADED James Cummings Damian Lane 7 56kg 66
6 4×2 BIRD OF DUBAI Phillip Stokes Daniel Stackhouse 3 56kg 62
7 4x SCORCHED EARTH John Moloney Mark Zahra 5 56kg 62
8 2 DECENT RAINE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 2 56kg 62
9 2 LADY AUDREY Michael Moroney Ms Jamie Kah 8 56kg 61
10 5 WOLVES Greg Eurell Jye McNeil 1 56kg 62
11 CALIPER Ken & Kasey Keys Craig Williams 11 56kg
12 GINIBI Gemma Rielly Joe Bowditch 12 56kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies) Nominations

The Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude 2021 nominations close on Monday February 1, 2021 and will be published below ahead of the CF Orr Stakes Day Group 2 event.

Twenty fillies make-up the 2021 Blue Diamond Prelude (F) nominations including the Preview winner Dosh who is an unlikely final acceptor and all-in favourite Arcaded who won by over three lengths on debut at the track in January.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1×1 DOSH F 2 Grahame Begg 1 56kg 80
2 13 PICARONES F 2 James Cummings 2 56kg 68
3 21 TELLURIDE F 2 James Cummings 3 56kg 66
4 36x TEMPEST CHARM F 2 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 4 56kg 64
5 22 TAYLA’S MOMENT F 2 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 5 56kg 69
6 16 SAASMIT F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 6 56kg 64
7 1 ARCADED F 2 James Cummings 7 56kg 66
8 4×2 BIRD OF DUBAI F 2 Phillip Stokes 8 56kg 62
9 4x SCORCHED EARTH F 2 John Moloney 9 56kg 62
10 2 DECENT RAINE F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 10 56kg 62
11 2 LADY AUDREY F 2 Michael Moroney 11 56kg 61
12 3 SMART ACE F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 12 56kg 61
13 5 WOLVES F 2 Greg Eurell 13 56kg 62
14 9x TINGE F 2 James Cummings 14 56kg 60
15 CALIPER F 2 Ken & Kasey Keys 15= 56kg
16 DE LA FAYETTE F 2 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 15= 56kg
17 FLYING EVELYN F 2 Anthony & Sam Freedman 15= 56kg
18 GINIBI F 2 Gemma Rielly 15= 56kg
19 6 SEACOLE F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 15= 56kg 60
20 8 TIZ MY BAY F 2 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 15= 56kg 60

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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
2021
Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude
1st Arcaded 1 minute 4.55 seconds
2nd Scorched Earth
3rd Wolves
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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