Looking for early info on this year’s Blue Diamond Preview Fillies? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before the race.
Run over 1000 metres in late January, the Blue Diamond Preview Fillies is a fantastic starting race for unproven fillies. This race held Group 3 status for over 15 years, before being downgraded to a listed race in 2005. However, since 2015 it has regain and held onto a Group 3 listing.
Most fillies will be using this race as the start of their racing careers, so don’t expect much in the way of a lead up race in the week prior.
If a horse does well in the Blue Diamond Preview Fillies, you are likely to see them entered into the Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies), which takes place a couple of weeks later. A month later is the Blue Diamond Stakes, one of the biggest races of the Autumn Racing Carnival.
Blue Diamond Preview Fillies 2020 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Saturday, January 25th, 2020
- Track Location: Caulfield Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Left-handed
- Race Distance: 1,000 metres
- Weight Conditions: Set weights (plus penalties)
- Qualification: Two year olds (fillies only)
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 3
- Operator: Melbourne Racing Club
- Prize Purse: $160,000
- Inaugural Race: 1982
Blue Diamond Preview Fillies Betting
There are many different ways to bet on the Blue Diamond Preview 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 Preview Fillies|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Blue Diamond Preview Fillies.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Blue Diamond Preview Fillies. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Blue Diamond Preview 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 Preview 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 Preview 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 Preview 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 Preview 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 Preview Fillies, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Blue Diamond Preview Fillies
- Log in at neds.com.au
- 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 Preview Fillies Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Blue Diamond Preview 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 2020 edition of the Blue Diamond Preview Fillies here.
(Please note that the odds below are from 04/12/2019, prior to nominations or acceptances).
|All In||Win Odds||Place Odds|
Which Horse Will Win The Blue Diamond Preview Fillies
The best way to pick who will win the Blue Diamond Preview 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:
- Look Inside The Stable – Because of the lack of track experience, it might be worth taking a look at the trainers. Most of them will be trialling their best unproven runners in this race. Peter Snowden in particular has a lot of Group 1 Blue Diamond success.
- Unraced Horses – Fillies which have never run before can go on to win this race, so don’t discount horses which haven’t trialled. This is anyone’s race.
Blue Diamond Preview Fillies Favourites
Early favourites include TBA #1, TBA #2, TBA #3 and TBA #4.
Blue Diamond Preview 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 Preview Fillies 2020 Tips
Best Bet: TBC.
Best Roughie: TBC.
Blue Diamond Preview Fillies Race Day
Race day takes place on Saturday, the 8th of February, 2020.
Blue Diamond Preview Fillies Barrier Draw
The 2020 Blue Diamond Preview Fillies barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.
Blue Diamond Preview Fillies Nominations
Nominations close at 12:00 PM on Monday, the 20th of January, 2020.
Blue Diamond Preview Fillies Weights
Set weights plus penalties apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 4:00 PM on Monday, the 20th of January, 2020.
Blue Diamond Preview Fillies Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 22nd of January, 2020.
Blue Diamond Preview Fillies Jockeys
The final riders announcement is at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, the 22nd of January, 2020.
Blue Diamond Preview Fillies Scratchings
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 25th of January, 2020.
Blue Diamond Preview Fillies Prize Money
The Blue Diamond Preview Fillies prize purse is worth $160,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth. The race carries a $10,000 SUPER VOBIS bonus for qualified horses.
Blue Diamond Preview Fillies Race Number
The Blue Diamond Preview Fillies is race number 2 on the 25th of January, 2020. There are nine races in total that day at Caulfield Racecourse.
Blue Diamond Preview 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 2020’s Blue Diamond Preview Fillies has been released.
Blue Diamond Preview Fillies Live
You can watch or listen to the 2020 Blue Diamond Preview Fillies live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Blue Diamond Preview Fillies Winners
Winners of the Blue Diamond Preview Fillies for the past nineteen years are displayed in the table below.
|2019||Catch Me||Peter & Paul Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||57kg||0:57.28|
|2018||Lady Horseowner||Greg Eurell||Nikita Beriman||55kg||0:57.85|
|2017||Limestone||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||55kg||0:56.88|
|2016||Sword Of Light||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Damian Lane||55kg||0:57.50|
|2014||Fontiton||Robert Smerdon||Mark Zahra||57.5kg||0:58.13|
|2013||Eloping||Peter Morgan||Stephen Baster||55kg||0:57.67|
|2012||Miracles Of Life||Clarken||Lauren Stojakovic||56kg||0:57.39|
|2011||Malasun||Mick Price||Damien Oliver||55kg||0:57.28|
|2010||One Last Dance||Peter Moody||Luke Nolen||55kg||0:57.85|
|2009||Crystal Lily||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Chris Symons||54kg||0:56.84|
|2008||Rostova||Steve Richards||Steven King||56.5kg||0:57.39|
|2007||Siennas Fury||Leon Corstens||James Winks||54kg||0:57.65|
|2006||Beauty School||David Hayes||Craig Williams||54kg||0:57.14|
|2005||Jumlah||David Hayes||Craig Williams||56.5kg||0:55.81|
|2004||Race Not Run||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|2003||World Peace||Mick Price||Darren Gauci||54kg||0:57.14|
|2002||Halibery||Mick Price||Damien Oliver||54kg||0:57.41|
|2001||Bardego||Leon Corstens||Greg Childs||56.5kg||0:58.68|
|2000||Ashkaleta||Cliff Brown||Steven Arnold||54kg||0:59.49|
|1999||Ponton Flyer||Tom Hughes||Steven Arnold||57.5kg||0:56.86|