Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings

Looking for early info on this year’s Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G)? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings, Caulfield Racecourse

Run over 1,100 metres in February, the Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings is a fantastic starting race for unproven colts and geldings.

Starting out as a Listed Race, this race has been held at the Group 3 level since 1986.

This race is a lead up to the Blue Diamond Stakes, one of the biggest races of the Autumn Racing Carnival.

Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings 2020 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, February 8th, 2020
  • Track Location: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,100 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights (55.5 kg)
  • Qualification: Two year olds (colts and geldings only)
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 3
  • Operator: Melbourne Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $200,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1982

Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings Betting

There are many different ways to bet on the Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings

  1. Log in at neds.com.au
  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings 2020 Odds

Early market odds are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2020 edition of the Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings here. 

(Please note that the odds below are from 16/12/2019, prior to nominations or acceptances).

All In Win Odds Place Odds
TBC TBC TBC

Which Horse Will Win The Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings

The best way to pick who will win the Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.

Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:

  • Quick Lap – This race is suited to sprinters. Look for a two year old that has been burning up the shorter distances.
  • Best Lead Up – The Blue Diamond Preview (C&G), taking place at Caulfield a couple of weeks earlier, at a distance of 1,000 metres, is your best predictor of this race.

Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings Favourites

Early favourites include TBA #1, TBA #2, TBA #3 and TBA #4.

Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings 2020 Field

The field limit is 16. Once nominations have been released, we will display the most likely runners in the table below.

Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings 2019 Tips

Favourite: TBC.

Best Bet: TBC.

Best Roughie: TBC.

Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings Race Day

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 8th of February, 2020.

Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings Barrier Draw

The 2020 Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.

Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings Nominations

Nominations close at 12:00 PM on Monday, the 3rd of February, 2020.

Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings Weights

Set weights apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 4:00 PM on Monday, the 3rd of February, 2020.

Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on the 5th of February, 2020.

Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, the 5th of February, 2020.

Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings Prize Money

The races prize purse is worth $200,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth. The race carries a $10,000 SUPER VOBIS bonus for qualified horses.

Place Prize Money
1st $120,000
2nd $36,000
3rd $18,000
4th $9,000
5th $5,000
6th $4,000
7th $4,000
8th $4,000

Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings Race Number

The Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings is race number 1 on the 8th of January, 2020. There are nine races in total that day at Caulfield Racecourse.

Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2019’s Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings has been released.

Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings Live

You can watch or listen to the 2020 race live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings Winners

Winners of this race for the past nineteen years are displayed in the table below. 

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2019 I Am Immortal Anthony Freedman Ben Melham 55.5 kgs 1:04.44
2018 Written By Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 55.5 kgs 1:04.98
2017 Property Robert Smerdon Craig Williams 55.5 kgs 1:03.78
2016 Flying Artie Mick Price Damien Oliver 55.5 kgs 1:03.04
2015 Of The Brave Mark Riley Stephen Baster 55.5 kgs 1:03.66
2014 Rubick Gerald Ryan Brenton Avdulla 55.5 kgs 1:03.71
2013 Kuroshio Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 55.5 kgs 1:04.10
2012 General Rippa David Hayes Damien Oliver 55.5 kgs 1:04.15
2011 Sepoy Peter Snowden Mark Zahra 55.5 kgs 1:03.05
2010 Beneteau Paul Messara Daniel Ganderton 55.5 kgs 1:02.45
2009 Real Saga Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Damien Oliver 55.5 kgs 1:03.71
2008 Wilander Lee Freedman Luke Nolen 55.5 kgs 1:03.90
2007 Shrewd Rhythm Greg Eurell Glen Boss 55.5 kgs 1:03.40
2006 Due Sasso Brian Mayfield-Smith Nash Rawiller 55.5 kgs 1:03.45
2005 Perfectly Ready Mick Price Steven King 55.5 kgs 1:03.90
2004 Way West Tony McEvoy Nash Rawiller 55.5 kgs 1:03.41
2003 Hammerbeam John Hawkes Darren Gauci 55.5 kgs 1:03.73
2002 Bel Esprit John Symons Wayne Treloar 55.5 kgs 1:05.21
2001 Lonhro John Hawkes Brett Prebble 55.5 kgs 1:03.39