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Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies

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 2019 Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies was won by Lyre from Vinicunca with Athiri 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.

Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies info

Date: Saturday 9th February 2019
Track: Caulfield racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 1100 metres
Race Type: 2yo Fillies - Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $200,000
2019 Winner: Lyre

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 Blue Diamond Stakes at the same track in a fortnight. Lyre (2019), Catchy (2017), Earthquake (2014) and Alinghi (2004) are the most recent fillies to capture the Blue Diamond Stakes after winning this race.

Outstanding 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 provides a clear advantage to the better fillies engaged.

Lyre (2019) took out a 2YF Maiden race over 1105m at Sale before finishing strongly to win this event in classy style for the Anthony Freedman yard.

Recent Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies winners include Enbihaar (2018) and Catchy (2017).

2019 Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies result

1. $26.00 Lyre 55.5 Damian Lane
2. $20.00 Vinicunca 55.5 Stephen Baster
3. $5.00 Athiri 55.5 James McDonald

then followed
4. $15.00 Lankan Star 55.5 Damien Oliver
5. $4.20 Brooklyn Hustle 55.5 Ben Melham
6. $51.00 Pelican 55.5 Luke Nolen
7. $41.00 Movie Role 55.5 Craig Williams
8. $91.00 Presently 55.5 Ben Allen
9. $81.00 Miss Elena 55.5 Jye McNeil
10. $2.10 Catch Me 55.5 Mark Zahra
11. $101.00 Beach Club 55.5 Jordan Childs
12. $51.00 Sensitivity 55.5 Dwayne Dunn

Margin: 0.4 len, 0.3 len
Time: 1:04.39

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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Blue Diamond Prelude (F) winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 Lyre Vinicunca Athiri 1:04.3
2018 Enbihaar Oohood Seabrook 1:05.2
2017 Catchy Limestone Artic Angel 1:03.6
2016 Samara Dancer Concealer Miss Nymeria 1:03.1
2015 Fontiton Miss Gidget Flamboyant Lass 1:02.8
2014 Earthquake Eloping Lumosty 1:03.7
2013 Guelph Montsegur Godiva Rock 1:03.8
2012 Samaready Formidable Sweetener 1:03.3
2011 One Last Dance Glissade Hallowell Belle 1:03.6
2010 Psychologist She's Got Gears Jalsah 1:02.6
2009 Rostova Corsaire Rose Darmore 1.04:5
2008 Believe'n'succeed Sugar Babe Burgeis 1:03.7
2007 Camarilla Belcentra Behind 1:03.7
2006 Nediym's Glow Satin Robes Anhinga 1:03.4
2005 Doubting Amarazetti Street Smart 1:04.2
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
2000 Mannington Operettas Ponton Flyer 1:04.9
1999 Card Queen Northeast Sheila Dance Baby Dance 1:04.6
1998 Piccadilly Circus Compulsion Danari 1:03.9
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
1990 Zedagal Mahaasin Dancer's Joy 1:03.3
1989 Courtza Saloon Rule Love'n'Laughter 1:03.7
1988 Startling Lass Rich Habit Bravitian 1:04.9