The Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies is a Group 2 race for two-year-old fillies that takes place in February each year at Caulfield racecourse in Melbourne during the the Melbourne autumn racing carnival. The race is run under set weights and penalty conditions over a distance of 1100 metres and is worth $200,000 in prizemoney. The 2018 Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies was won by Enbihaar from Oohood with Seabrook third.
The fillies Prelude takes place on Gr1 C.F. Orr Stakes day, the second biggest race day of the autumn for the Melbourne Racing Club, after Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes day. Upgraded to Group 2 status for the 2014/2015 racing season, the Blue Diamond Prelude (F) is the female eqivalent of the Gr3 Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) for colts & geldings.
|Date:||Saturday 10th February 2018|
|Track:||Caulfield racecourse, Melbourne|
|Race Type:||2yo Fillies - Set Weights|
The Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies is an 1100 race for two-year-old fillies only that serves as the ideal lead-up race for those fillies who might be good enough to tackle the males in the upcoming Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes at the same track in a fortnight.
Classy fillies Guelph (2013), Samaready (2012), Rostova (2009), Alinghi (2004), Halibery (2003) and Courtza (1999) have all won this event and the level weights playing field gives a clear advantage to the classier fillies engaged.
The Fillies Prelude is held on the same day as the male version of the race, the Blue Diamond Prelude - C&G, and Earthquake (2014) and Alinghi (2004) are the most recent fillies to win this race and then take out the Blue Diamond Stakes.
Enbihaar (2018) tasted success in a 2YO race over 1000m at Morphettville Parks in Adelaide before winning this event and recent Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies winners include Catchy (2017) and Samara Dancer (2016).
1. $9.50 Enbihaar 55.5 Stephen Baster
2. $4.00 Oohood 55.5 Luke Currie
3. $15.00 Seabrook 55.5 Damien Oliver
4. $17.00 Lake District Girl 55.5 Damian Lane
5. $16.00 La Parva 55.5 Dwayne Dunn
6. $8.50 Crossing The Abbey 55.5 Beau Mertens
7. $6.00 Pure Elation 55.5 Michael Walker
8. $9.00 Downloads 55.5 Kerrin McEvoy
9. $26.00 Angel 55.5 Mark Zahra
10. $41.00 Diamond Reflection 55.5 Jake Noonan
11. $6.50 Al Naifa 55.5 Craig Williams
Margins: 0.5 len, 0.3 len
CF Orr Stakes Day hosts a number of group races along side the Blue Diamond Preludes, including the Gr2 Autumn Stakes, Gr3 Rubiton Stakes, Gr3 Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes, Gr3 Carlyon Cup & Gr3 Boronia Stakes.
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|2016||Samara Dancer||Concealer||Miss Nymeria||1:03.1|
|2015||Fontiton||Miss Gidget||Flamboyant Lass||1:02.8|
|2011||One Last Dance||Glissade||Hallowell Belle||1:03.6|
|2010||Psychologist||She's Got Gears||Jalsah||1:02.6|
|2006||Nediym's Glow||Satin Robes||Anhinga||1:03.4|
|2004||Alinghi||Find The Cash||Marie Madelaine||1:03.6|
|2003||Halibery||Rinky Dink||Gaelic Princess||1:03.2|
|2002||Brief Embrace||Coupe||Romantic Flyer||1:05.2|
|2001||Faiza||Titanic Rose||Magic Heaven||1:03.2|
|1999||Card Queen||Northeast Sheila||Dance Baby Dance||1:04.6|
|1997||Rose Of Danehill||Lady Of The Pines||Cornwall Queen||1:04.6|
|1996||Merlene||Comedy Cafe||Angel's Image||1:06.7|
|1995||Miamore||Hello Darl||Mutual Obsession||1:05.8|
|1994||My Flashing Star||Just Dance On||Frisky Lady||1:03.9|
|1993||Lady Jakeo||Asawir||Rhur Magic||1:05.0|
|1992||Freedom Fields||Sparky Miss||Habaine||1:03.7|
|1991||Raise A Rhythm||Perfect Draw||Take The Road||1:03.7|
|1988||Startling Lass||Rich Habit||Bravitian||1:04.9|