Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies)

The Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Fillies Preview is a Group 3 race run in late January as a traditional lead-up to the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes in February each autumn.

2018 Blue Diamond Fillies Preview Results

  • 1st: #3 Lady Horseowner
  • 2nd: #2 Crossing The Abbey
  • 3rd: #4 Oohood



The 2018 Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies) is a Group 3 race for two-year-old fillies run at Caulfield Racecourse in late January.

The 1000m sprint is a traditional lead-up to the Group 1 $1.5 million Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) the following month during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival and offers $150,000 in total prize money. Miracles Of Life (2012) was the last winner of the Blue Diamond Fillies Preview – Blue Diamond Stakes double.

A set weights plus penalties sprint, the Blue Diamond Fillies Preview is accompanied on the card by the Listed Blue Diamond Colts & Geldings Preview (1000m). Most fillies in the Blue Diamond Preview field will back-up in the Group 2 Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies) run over 1100m back at the track a fortnight later.

The Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies) 2018 ran on Saturday January 27, 2018 .

2018 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies)
Date: Saturday January 27, 2018
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1000m
Race Type: 2YO Fillies – SW+P
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

2018 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Fillies Preview Results

  • 1st: #3 Lady Horseowner
  • 2nd: #2 Crossing The Abbey
  • 3rd: #4 Oohood

The official Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Fillies Preview 2018 Results & Finishing Order are listed below, the race won narrowly by Greg Eurell’s double-figure hopeful Lady Horseowner ($10) who made it two wins from as many starts. She defeated the Craig Williams-ridden Helmet filly Crossing The Abbey, while the Tony McEvoy-trained Oohood finished third.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 3 LADY HORSEOWNER Greg Eurell Ms Nikita Beriman 7 55kg $10
2 2 CROSSING THE ABBEY Tim Hughes Craig Williams 0.3L 5 55kg $5.50
3 4 OOHOOD Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 0.7L 8 55kg $4.40
4 5 DOWNLOADS David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 0.8L 9 55kg (cd 55.5kg) $21
5 10 PURE ELATION Peter & Paul Snowden Michael Walker 1L 3 55kg $2.70F
6 9 LAKE DISTRICT GIRL Tony McEvoy Andrew Mallyon 2.5L 4 55kg $8.50
7 6 DU WELL Robbie Griffiths Ryan Maloney 6.25L 10 55kg $51
8 7 HARD TO COME BY Mick Sell Jack Hill 7.25L 6 55kg $91
9 8 ININDEED Aaron Purcell Damian Lane 11.25L 2 55kg $26
10 11 TATIARA Robbie Laing Damien Oliver 15.5L 1 55kg $26
1 SECRET LADY Gary Portelli Ben Melham 0

2018 Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies) Odds

The latest Blue Diamond Fillies Preview 2018 odds will be listed below complete with market links to Ladbrokes.com.au for you to back your Blue Diamond tips at the best price.

2018 Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies) Field

The Blue Diamond Fillies Preview field features a quality line-up of lightly-raced two-year-old fillies at the start of their autumn campaigns and is released by Racing Victoria the week of the race.

The official 2018 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Fillies Preview Final Field attracted 11 original hopefuls, but the early scratching of the widely-drawn Secret Lady leaves 10 in the mix including the Tony McEvoy-trained Merson Cooper runner-up Oohood and the well-supported Pure Elation for Peter & Paul Snowden.

Read more on the Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Fillies Preview 2018 field.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 2125 SECRET LADY Gary Portelli Ben Melham 10 57kg 70
2 4×1 CROSSING THE ABBEY Tim Hughes Craig Williams 5 55kg 68
3 1 LADY HORSEOWNER Greg Eurell Ms Nikita Beriman 7 55kg 66
4 2x OOHOOD Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 8 55kg 66
5 DOWNLOADS David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 9 55kg
6 DU WELL Robbie Griffiths Ryan Maloney 11 55kg
7 HARD TO COME BY Mick Sell Jack Hill 6 55kg
8 ININDEED Aaron Purcell Damian Lane 2 55kg
9 LAKE DISTRICT GIRL Tony McEvoy Andrew Mallyon 4 55kg
10 PURE ELATION Peter & Paul Snowden Michael Walker 3 55kg
11 TATIARA Robbie Laing Damien Oliver 1 55kg

2018 Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies) Nominations

The Blue Diamond Fillies Preview 2018 nominations close on January 22, 2018 and will be announced in full below.

The official 2018 Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies) Nominations attracted 17 hopefuls with just six having previous race experience. The best-credentialed entry is the Gary Portelli-trained Secret Lady out to atone for her fifth in the $2 million Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) at the start of the month.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 ASHRAMA (NZ) F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
2 BLOND RULER F 2 Nick Ryan
3 4×1 CROSSING THE ABBEY F 2 Tim Hughes
4 DOWNLOADS F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
5 DU WELL F 2 Robbie Griffiths
6 HARD TO COME BY F 2 Mick Sell
7 ININDEED F 2 Aaron Purcell
8 1 LADY HORSEOWNER F 2 Greg Eurell
9 LAKE DISTRICT GIRL F 2 Tony McEvoy
10 MELVEEN F 2 Henry Dwyer
11 2 NASAAYIM F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
12 2x OOHOOD F 2 Tony McEvoy
13 PURE ELATION F 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
14 2x ROOBEENA F 2 Tony McEvoy
15 2125 SECRET LADY F 2 Gary Portelli
16 TATIARA F 2 Robbie Laing
17 VIENNESE STAR F 2 Aaron Purcell

Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies) History

The Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies) was first run in 1982 as a Listed race and Olive Branch was the inaugural winner. Plenty of classy fillies have since won the event including Bounding Away (1986), Triscay (1990), Rostova (2009), Crystal Lily (2010), Miracles Of Life (2013) and Eloping (2014).

The race was upgraded to a Group 3 event from 1988-2004, dropped back to Listed class from 2005-14 and regained its current Group 3 status again in 2015.

From 1982-83 the race was run over 1200m, but has been contested over a shorter 1000m distance since 1984. Sandown Racecourse has also hosted the Blue Diamond Preview races on a number of occasions. The 2005 edition of the race was declared by stewards as a ‘No Race’ after two of the fillies had a “flying start” and jumped through the stalls before the barriers officially opened.

In 2017 the Blue Diamond Fillies Preview runner-up Tulip went on to run third in that autumn’s Group 1 $3.5 million Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) in Sydney.

Recent Blue Diamond Preview Fillies Winners

See below for a complete list of Blue Diamond Preview winning fillies and results going back to 2000.

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies)
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018
Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies)
1st Lady Horseowner 57.85 seconds
2nd Crossing The Abbey
3rd Oohood
2017
Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies)
1st Limestone 56.88 seconds
2nd Tulip
3rd Chateau Griffo
2016
Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies)
1st Sword Of Light 57.5 seconds
2nd Emphatically
3rd Dream First
2015
Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies)
1st Fontiton 58.1 seconds
2nd Haybah
3rd Pursuits
2014
Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies)
1st Eloping 57.6 seconds
2nd Lumosty
3rd Sakitto
2013
Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies)
1st Miracles Of Life 57.3 seconds
2nd Diamond Glow
3rd Swing Vote
2012
Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies)
1st Malasun 57.2 seconds
2nd Members Joy
3rd Sabie
2011
Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies)
1st One Last Dance 57.8 seconds
2nd Anevay
3rd Graskop
2010
Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies)
1st Crystal Lily 56.8 seconds
2nd Shaaheq
3rd Warm Love
2009
Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies)
1st Rostova 57.3 seconds
2nd Irish Lights
3rd Baby Corn
2008
Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies)
1st Siennas Fury 57.65 seconds
2nd Marveen
3rd Believe’n’succeed
2007
Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies)
1st Beauty School 57.14 seconds
2nd Behind
3rd Familial
2006
Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies)
1st Jumlah 55.81 seconds
2nd Silverbeat
3rd Red Pluton
2005
Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies)
1st Void Race
2nd
3rd
2004
Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies)
1st World Peace 57.14 seconds
2nd Granma Gertey
3rd One World
2003
Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies)
1st Halibery 57.41 seconds
2nd Gaelic Princess
3rd Roedean
2002
Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies)
1st Bardego 58.68 seconds
2nd Brief Embrace
3rd Romantic Flyer
2001
Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies)
1st Ashkaleta 59.49 seconds
2nd Faiza
3rd Patterns
2000
Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies)
1st Ponton Flyer 56.86 seconds
2nd Operettas
3rd Happy Empress

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