Looking for info on this year’s Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
Run over 1,100 metres in February, the Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies is a fantastic starting race for fillies who are beginning to carve out their careers.
Starting out as a Listed Race, this race was upgraded to Group 2 in 2014, and has been a Group 2 race from 2015 onwards.
This race is a lead up to the Blue Diamond Stakes, one of the biggest races of the Autumn Racing Carnival.
Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies 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 (fillies only)
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 2
- Operator: Melbourne Racing Club
- Prize Purse: $200,000
- Inaugural Race: 1982
Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies Betting
There are many different ways to bet on the Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies, 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 Fillies|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies, 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 Fillies, 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 Fillies 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 Fillies 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 Fillies 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 Fillies, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies
- Log in at neds.com.au
- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
- 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 Fillies Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies 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 2018 edition of the Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies here.
(Please note that the odds below are from 17/12/2019, prior to nominations or acceptances).
|All In||Win Odds||Place Odds|
Which Horse Will Win The Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies
The best way to pick who will win the Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies 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 favors sprinting types. Find a filly that is capable of eating up the shorter distances.
- Best Lead Up – The Blue Diamond Preview (F), 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 Fillies Favourites
Early favourites include TBA #1, TBA #2, TBA #3 and TBA #4.
Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies 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 Fillies 2019 Tips
Best Bet: TBC.
Best Roughie: TBC.
Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies Race Day
Race day takes place on Saturday, the 8th of February, 2020.
Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies Barrier Draw
The 2020 Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.
Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies Nominations
Nominations close at 12:00 PM on Monday, the 3rd of February, 2020.
Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies 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 Fillies Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on the 5th of February, 2020.
Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies Jockeys
The final riders announcement is at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, the 5th of February, 2020.
Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies Prize Money
The Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies prize purse is worth $200,000 in total, distributed from places first through eighth. The race carries a $10,000 SUPER VOBIS bonus for qualified horses.
Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies Race Number
The Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies is race number 2 on the 8th of January, 2020. There are nine races in total that day at Caulfield Racecourse.
Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies 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 Fillies has been released.
Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies Live
You can watch or listen to the 2019 Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies Winners
Winners of the Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies for the past nineteen years are displayed in the table below.
|2019||Lyre||Anthony Freedman||Damian Lane||55.5 kgs||1:04.39|
|2018||Enbihaar||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Stephen Baster||55.5 kgs||1:05.22|
|2017||Catchy||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Craig Williams||55.5 kgs||1:03.64|
|2016||Samara Dancer||Phillip Stokes||Dom Tourneur||55.5 kgs||1:03.11|
|2015||Fontiton||Robert Smerdon||Mark Zahra||55.5 kgs||1:02.83|
|2014||Earthquake||Peter Snowden||Damian Browne||55.5 kgs||1:03.71|
|2013||Guelph||Peter Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||55.5 kgs||1:03.88|
|2012||Samaready||Mick Price||Craig Newitt||55.5 kgs||1:03.38|
|2011||One Last Dance||Peter Moody||Luke Nolen||55.5 kgs||1:03.66|
|2010||Psychologist||Tony Vasil||Mark Zahra||55.5 kgs||1:02.67|
|2009||Rostova||Steve Richards||Steven King||55.5 kgs||1:04.54|
|2008||Believe’n’succeed||Mark Kavanagh||Stephen Baster||55.5 kgs||1:03.70|
|2007||Camarilla||John Hawkes||Blake Shinn||55.5 kgs||1:03.79|
|2006||Nediym’s Glow||Mathew Ellerton||Noel Callow||55.5 kgs||1:03.40|
|2005||Doubting||Mick Price||Danny Nikolic||55.5 kgs||1:04.28|
|2004||Alinghi||Lee Freedman||Damien Oliver||55.5 kgs||1:03.68|
|2003||Halibery||Mick Price||Damien Oliver||55.5 kgs||1:03.29|
|2002||Brief Embrace||Peter Moody||Kerrin McEvoy||55.5 kgs||1:05.21|
|2001||Faiza||John Hawkes||Brett Prebble||55.5 kgs||1:03.24|