Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings

Looking for early info on this year’s Blue Diamond Prelude Colts & Geldings race? 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 and it takes place at Caulfield Racecourse in early February as part of the bumper C.F. Orr Stakes Day race meeting in Melbourne. 

This race is a lead up to the Group 1 $1.5 million Blue Diamond Stakes (1400m), one of the biggest races of the Autumn Racing Carnival held back at the track later in February. 

The Blue Diamond Colts & Geldings Prelude – Blue Diamond Stakes double has most recently been achieved by Written By (2018), Sepoy (2011) and Bel Esprit (2002).

Blue Diamond Prelude C&G 2022 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, February 12th, 2022
  • 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: $300,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1982
  • 2022 Blue Diamond Prelude Colts & Geldings Winner: Lofty Strike

blue diamond prelude colts & Geldings 2022 RESULTS

The official 2022 Blue Diamond Prelude Colts & Geldings results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday February 12, 2022. 

  1. #6 Lofty Strike
  2. #1 Semillion
  3. #2 Daumier

Lofty Strike ($10) was excellent late off a wide run from the back to run over the top of his rivals in the 2022 Blue Diamond Prelude results and subsequently being installed as the all-in favourite for the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes in a fortnight.

Blue Diamond Prelude Colts and Geldings Betting 2022

New Ways to Bet at neds

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 (C&G) 2022 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit neds.com.au.

Which Horse Will Win The Blue Diamond Prelude c&G

The best way to pick which horse will win the Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings in 2022 is to take into account their lead-up autumn racing form, assess the barriers, consider which runners are proven in Group class and those with a good Caulfield strike-rate. 

Additional factors to consider when picking the Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) include: 

  • 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. Hanseatic (2020) followed by General Beau (2021) are the latest horses to do the Preview – Prelude double.

Blue Diamond Prelude Colts and Geldings favourites

Early favourites in 2022 Blue Diamond Prelude Colts & Geldings betting include Rubick colt Jacquinot coming off a winning debut from Boxing Day and recent Moonee Valley winner from the Maher/Eustace stable Counttheheadlights

Hanseatic ($2.30 in 2020) followed by General Beau ($3.10 in 2021) are the latest Blue Diamond C&G Prelude favourites to win.

Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings 2022 Field

The official 2022 Blue Diamond Prelude Colts & Geldings field of final acceptances is announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below. 

The Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) 2022 final field features nine youngsters with the favourite Jacquinot drawn the rails to win again after a successful debut at the Caulfield track on Boxing Day.

Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings 2022 Tips

Favourite: #5 Jacquinot ($2.60 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #2 Daumier ($7 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: #3 Philosopher ($18 at time of publish)

Our exclusive 2022 Blue Diamond Prelude Colts & Geldings tips will be published above the week of the race and a full betting preview available on the Neds Blog.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR COMPLETE 2022 CF ORR STAKES DAY PREVIEW & TIPS

Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings Race Day

The Blue Diamond Prelude Colts & Geldings 2022 race takes place on 2022 C.F. Orr Stakes Day at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday February 12th, 2022. The meeting is headlined by the Group 1 $750,000 C.F. Orr Stakes (1400m) and features a host of other key races including the:

Blue Diamond Prelude C&G Barrier Draw 2022

The 2022 Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above Blue Diamond Prelude Colts & Geldings Field section.

Blue Diamond Prelude C&G Nominations 2022

Nominations close at 12:00 PM on Monday, the 7th of February, 2022. 

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 ARTIMUS PRIME C 2 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock
2 1 COUNTTHEHEADLIGHTS C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 70
3 CROWNING MOMENT G 2 Clayton Douglas
4 1 DAUMIER C 2 Anthony & Sam Freedman 72
5 0x DOC O’CONNOR C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 61
6 33 FLASHING STEEL C 2 Annabel Neasham 62
7 1 HAFEY C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 64
8 1 JACQUINOT C 2 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 70
9 26x LASCARS C 2 James Cummings 64
10 1 LOFTY STRIKE C 2 Julius Sandhu 70
11 MR JONES G 2 Shane Nichols
12 2 NORTHERN BEACHES C 2 Chris Waller 63
13 13 PHILOSOPHER C 2 Anthony & Sam Freedman 68
14 2 RIVER RIBBLE C 2 Anthony & Sam Freedman 61
15 1x SEMILLION C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 70
16 3 SIR BAILEY C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 61

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings Weights 2022

Set weights apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 4:00 PM on Monday, the 7th of February, 2022 and will be published in our above Blue Diamond Prelude Colts & Geldings Field section.

Blue Diamond Prelude C & G Acceptances 2022

Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on the 9th of February, 2022 and will be published in our above Blue Diamond Prelude Colts & Geldings Field section.

Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings Jockeys 2022

The final riders announcement is at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, the 9th of February, 2022 with jockeys to be published in our above Blue Diamond Prelude Colts & Geldings Field section.

Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings Prize Money

The races prize purse is worth $300,000 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 $180,000
2nd $54,000
3rd $27,000
4th $13,500
5th $7,500
6th $6,000
7th $6,000
8th $6,000

Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings Race Number

The 2022 Neds Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings is set to run as Caulfield Race 3 at 1:50pm (AEDT) on Saturday February 12th, 2022. There are nine races in total that day at Caulfield Racecourse.

Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings Form Guide 2022

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2022 Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) Form Guide following final acceptances. 

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL NEDS BLUE DIAMOND PRELUDE (C&G) 2022 FORM GUIDE

Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings Live 2022

You can watch or listen to the 2022 race live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Streaming: Racing.com

Blue Diamond Prelude Colts And Geldings Winners

Winners of this race for the going back to 2001 are displayed in the table below. 

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2022 Lofty Strike Julius Sandhu Jamie Mott 57 kgs 1:03.98
2021 General Beau Matthew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Ms Jamie Kah 57 kgs 1:03.58
2020 Hanseatic Anthony Freedman Luke Currie 55.5 kgs 1:03.08
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