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.

2021 Blue Diamond C&G Prelude Results

  • 1st: #1 General Beau
  • 2nd: #2 Anamoe
  • 3rd: #7 Jigsaw



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. In recent years, the Blue Diamond Preview – Blue Diamond Prelude double has been achieved by: I Am Immortal (2019), Hanseatic (2020) and General Beau (2021). 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.

In 2020 the Blue Diamond Prelude winner Hanseatic came off a lead-up win in the Blue Diamond Preview and went on to run second in that year’s Blue Diamond Stakes results.

The Neds Blue Diamond Prelude (Colts & Geldings) 2021 ran on Saturday February 6, 2021 and was won by the Preview winner General Beau. 

2021 Neds Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G)
Date: Saturday February 6, 2021
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Race Type: Set Weights
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $200,000

2021 Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) Results

  • 1st: #1 General Beau
  • 2nd: #2 Anamoe
  • 3rd: #7 Jigsaw

In a thrilling Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) 2021 result, the Preview winner and race favourite General Beau ($3.10F) just nudged out Anamoe ($6.50) in the CF Orr Stakes Day event.

Click here to read more on the narrow Blue Diamond Prelude win by General Beau.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 1 GENERAL BEAU Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Ms Jamie Kah 3 57kg $3.10F
2 2 ANAMOE James Cummings Damien Oliver 0.1L 4 57kg $6.50
3 7 JIGSAW Cindy Alderson Michael Walker 1.35L 9 57kg $3.70
4 9 KALLOS James Cummings Mark Zahra 2.6L 2 57kg $17
5 3 EXTREME WARRIOR Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Michael Dee 2.7L 1 57kg $7.50
6 6 MARINE ONE Lloyd Kennewell Zac Spain 2.8L 7 57kg $26
7 11 HITOTSU Wendy Kelly Craig Newitt 3.2L 5 57kg $91
8 4 CONSTRUCT Peter & Paul Snowden Jye McNeil 3.3L 10 57kg $16
9 5 YULONG TURBO Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Damian Lane 3.4L 8 57kg $21
10 8 UMGAWA Leon & Troy Corstens Glen Boss 7.15L 11 57kg $101
11 10 ALMIGHTY RISING Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Craig Williams 7.65L 6 57kg $21

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) Betting Odds

The best Blue Diamond Colts & Geldings Prelude 2021 odds and betting links to the markets will be found below the week of CF Orr Stakes Day so stay tuned.

Hanseatic ($2.30 in 2020) followed by General Beau ($3.10 in 2021) are the latest Blue Diamond Prelude Colts & Geldings favourites to salute for the punters.

2021 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 2021 Blue Diamond Colts & Geldings Prelude Field and Barriers are set for release on Wednesday February 3, 2021 and will be listed in full below.

Eleven two-year-olds make-up the 2021 Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) final field including the Preview champion General Beau drawn in gate three for the talented Ms Jamie Kah.

Click here to read about the key horses in the Blue Diamond Prelude 2021 field & betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 12×1 GENERAL BEAU Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Ms Jamie Kah 3 57kg 76
2 51x ANAMOE James Cummings Damien Oliver 4 57kg 72
3 2×2 EXTREME WARRIOR Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Michael Dee 1 57kg 69
4 2x CONSTRUCT Peter & Paul Snowden Jye McNeil 10 57kg 66
5 1 YULONG TURBO Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Damian Lane 8 57kg 64
6 3×5 MARINE ONE Lloyd Kennewell Zac Spain 7 57kg 63
7 1 JIGSAW Cindy Alderson Michael Walker 9 57kg 64
8 5x UMGAWA Leon & Troy Corstens Glen Boss 11 57kg 61
9 4 KALLOS James Cummings Mark Zahra 2 57kg 61
10 ALMIGHTY RISING Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Craig Williams 6 57kg
11 HITOTSU Wendy Kelly Craig Newitt 5 57kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Blue Diamond Colts & Geldings Prelude Nominations

The Blue Diamond Prelude (Colts & Geldings) 2021 nominations close on Monday February 1, 2021 and will be released below as soon as available.

The 2021 Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) nominations attracted 21 young colts and geldings including the Blue Diamond Preview winner General Beau.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 12×1 GENERAL BEAU C 2 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 1 57kg 76
2 51x ANAMOE C 2 James Cummings 2 57kg 72
3 2×2 EXTREME WARRIOR C 2 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 3 57kg 69
4 113 GULF OF SUEZ G 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 4 57kg 69
5 2x CONSTRUCT C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 5 57kg 66
6 1 YULONG TURBO C 2 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 6 57kg 64
7 3×5 MARINE ONE C 2 Lloyd Kennewell 7 57kg 63
8 1 JIGSAW C 2 Cindy Alderson 8 57kg 64
9 21 PEGASI C 2 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 9 57kg 63
10 5x SON OF MERCURY C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 10 57kg 61
11 4×6 BACCHANALIA C 2 James Cummings 11 57kg 61
12 3 AQUAPISHE C 2 Lloyd Kennewell 12 57kg 61
13 5x UMGAWA G 2 Leon & Troy Corstens 13 57kg 61
14 4 KALLOS C 2 James Cummings 14 57kg 61
15 5 HAURAKI GULF C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 15 57kg 61
16 ALMIGHTY RISING C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 16= 57kg
17 7 BROADWAY LANE C 2 Mitchell Freedman 16= 57kg 60
18 6 CADBOLL C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 16= 57kg 61
19 CAPO STRADA C 2 James Cummings 16= 57kg
20 HITOTSU C 2 Wendy Kelly 16= 57kg
21 ORACOLO C 2 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 16= 57kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Blue Diamond Colts & Geldings Prelude History

The Blue Diamond (Colts & Geldings) Prelude has been run and won since 1982. 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
2021
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st General Beau 1 minute 3.58 seconds
2nd Anamoe
3rd Jigsaw
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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